Thanks. Have been trading since spring 06, but seriously started in the fall 06 and have to say that I had some “dark” moments. We pretty much exclusively trad climb at the Gunk’s, except our winter trip to Mt. Lemmon, AZ, so sometimes I don’t know what route I will end up and how sandbagged it really is, the classic Gunk’s set up :). But I really really love it.
Actually, I think, in that photo I did not wash my hair in about 5days :)...I have a love/hate relation ship with my helmet. I almost knock my self of a climb couple of times, while looking for pro and not realizing my helmet comes further out than my head. Every time it was a very airy, of balance feeling in not so good stance...so I do realize I am making a choice between safety and safety...thanks, though, for your concerns I am fully aware...
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