ksolem wrote:I went through a period when I free soloed a fair amount up to 5.11. I think that to a degree this behavior had it’s roots in a failed relationship, a divorce several years prior. This is weird, because I wanted the divorce, but I was left with a profound sense of failure and inadequacy all the same. After the divorce I had a couple of “torrid” relationships which just fanned the flames, and even though deep inside I knew my motivations were less than pure, I kept soloing.
Then I saw the writing on the wall when, being casual and overconfident, I very nearly skipped off the last pitch of Igor Unchained in The Needles. It didn’t really hit me right away, but after a while I started having these falling dreams which would wake me up in full panic.
Since about 2004 my soloing has been limited to alpine 4th and easy 5th class routes, and I am comfortable that I am there for the right reasons. Nothing to do with you know what...
squishy wrote:Define soloing...
ShortTimer wrote:I know that I have personnally soloed harder stuff when rather horny and frustrated than at any other time in my life.
Borut Kantušer wrote:Borut Kantušer wrote:ShortTimer wrote:How many of the world's great solos are just because someone isn't getting any?
Sorry, but I don't know what it's like.
This was supposed to be funny!
Like I never lacked a partner.
I did my soloing as a kid, before I really knew what doing it (sex) was.
Moderate (UIAA IV to V) rock cliff (40m tall) solo climbing.
jhodlof wrote:On the other hand, couldn't the wrong type of woman lead a man to make a solo, roped, final descent?
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