first crack...first true trad follow (got every piece except for a damn tri-cam that I tried to jerk out and got it stuck....first time getting belayed from the top (hello multi-pitch)....first rap. Good times!
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."