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Partner macherry


May 31, 2014, 4:25 PM
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good stuff


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Jun 1, 2014, 8:59 AM
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Just to add to the noise, here is my story.

I started climbing the summer before 9th grade. I started lead climbing, with four pieces of pro and a Swiss seat, in combat boots, in 10th grade. I continued into college, despite a mental block that prevented me from trusting myself leading anything harder than 5.5. Then, in 1998, my family moved from western North Carolina to Florida. As you can imagine, there is not a lot of climbing in Florida, and I refused to stoop to gym climbing (more because I refuse to pay that much for something when I have all the gear to do it for free).

I took an involuntary 15 year break off of climbing, and was not sure if I would ever get back, but I kept the gear, the books, and the urge. I did lose the body to a great extent.

A year ago I made it back to North Carolina. I hooked up with other climbers almost immediately, and have been back in the game. I still don't get out as much as I would like, between raising a grandson, other interests, work, and availability of partners. But I came back strong; no more blue suede shoes on run out, no more second-guessing every single placement, no more succumbing to the mental noise and shying away from the hard sharp moves.

Take a break if you need to, for family, for yourself, to make sure you can focus when you do get out there.

and then get back out there and have fun on the rock.

Regards,
Charles


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Jun 24, 2014, 11:06 AM
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Broken link, see next post in line for a new video.
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timstich


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I gave up on giving up a long time ago.


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Playing in the white spaces at the edges of maps....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0D5Rl6ulNM

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Nice !!

Curt

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