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Le Petit Verdon - The Pit / Swiss Tower
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Le Petit Verdon - The Pit / Swiss TowerFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Climbing avatar Mar 28 2011
Hikergirl81
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••• Mr. Slate Toprope 5.10cSportG
Lead then chickened out at the crux.. waited for Mike to finish the lead, then climbed it clean on TR. Ugh!:(
••••• Abyss Toprope 5.11b
Amazing collection of V0 to V1 boulder problems on a sport climb!
Mike had to go back to work again; he works summers for the forest service as a firefighter. Monday I climbed with his roommate Patty. She showed the area but may have started me on the wrong foot with the leading head game. I started by leading the wrong warm up and remember thinking "this should be easier." Someone let us know, and suggested I back off the climb. I decided to find the courage to finish the buldgy slab. Then I led the correct warm up, it wasn't as smooth as I had hoped. There were way too many choices for holds, and sometimes I struggle with that.

Then, we could see and(over)analyze the crux moves of Mr. Slate. From this vantage point, we could see the move to take us through the crux and the "potential ankle breaking fall."
I REALLY know better than to over think these things, the fall would have been safe, but her words wouldn't leave my head! I NEED to stay out of my head while on lead, it's much easier for me to be successful if I go with it, and let my body figure out the moves. When I'm in my head, I freeze, panic and cannot function above my last bolt, I hate the feeling! I sat up there and couldn't convince my self to make the move! :cry:


I knew Mike was meeting us after work so I literally waited for him to get there to finish it so I could top rope it. :oops:
On TR I WAS FINE! I climbed it without falling, I was SO disappointed in myself for being a such a chicken! He got there and just put up an few routes for us to TR, then belayed. I really felt like we were using him for his skills, so we bought him dinner at the Greek place south of San Fransisco St. I made sure to express how thankful I was to him for being our "Lead knight in shining armor."
I am hopeful I can learn to trust myself on lead, especially on a climb that is rated within the 5.10 range. We also climbed the Abyss 5.11, it was amazing! Great SPORT climbing weekend, but I believe I am due for more multipitch adventure climbing!
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