Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Are bruises and bandages sexy yet???

So it was back to back gym climbing last night and then again this morning! Fun stuff, unless you ask my knees but what do they know!

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I muted this one so you don't really get the full experience with me swearing as I make my way up the rock. I'm following a particular route (green). This is a fun 5.8.

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This one I like to call the "Chipmunk Convention". I did edit it a little bit by cutting out a little slip I had and, of course, speeding it up. Towards the end of the video Steve, the person holding the camera, says "I forgot my gold sticker" which was a reference to a conversation we'd had the previous night in which I had told him that I was surprised he didn't carry star stickers with him to give to us after each climb. He is Mr. Positivity when we're climbing. He is very helpful, encouraging, and great to climb with; I was just poking fun at him a bit :-) This climb was rated either a 5.7 or 5.8 I don't remember.

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This climb is my favorite in the gym. It used to be just the red/gold route but a couple weeks ago they added the green route. I fudged a bit by accidentally stepping on a green hold and by grabbing a green to catch my balance, but other than that the climb went alright. I wish it were just the red/gold  route there (which is actually named "Kill Bill"). The green route is totally dead to me!


Also at the gym today: I have kind of developed an interest/crush on one of the worker dudes there and so I'm walking toward the front area and my belay gloves (because I'm a wussy and 1. don't like the way the ropes feel and 2. am trying to minimize the wear and tear on my hands) fell out of my pocket. A gal behind me tells me they have fallen out so I turn around to get them. While I'm fetching my gloves I hear "Are those your 'do-me' gloves?" from this guy I like. I say "Did you just ask if these were my 'do- me' gloves?!!??!". He says "Your dueling gloves". OOOOoooooohhhhh My hearing was just all messed up today!

My dueling/do-me gloves.

Also, today I got 4 people to smell my shoe! Hahahaha For some reason my climbing shoes smells like fresh hay and this is after wearing and climbing in them for many hours.

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