Thursday, June 2, 2011

A Major Dose of Humility

Today was the first day we climbed at Tahquitz in Idyllwild, CA. This is where the country's first 5.8s, 9s and 10s were established leading to the Yosemite Decimal System we use to measure difficulty today. Meredith and I essentially had our asses kicked on one of the easier/easiest routes "Angel's Fright" (FA 1936). The "easiest" DESCENT known as the Friction Descent kicked our butts further along. If it weren't for local Ernesto, we might still be on the cliff trying to figure out a way down.
I have MUCH blogging to catch up on including photos and reflections on the past several days - this will all have to wait until after "school" - I have much to learn about climbing right here at Tahquitz.
Looking up at Tahquitz from the parking area at sunset

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