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nowra:puppy, originally uploaded by monkey_pushover_tree.

So we spent another weekend climbing. This time the rain didn’t get us but the wind did. It was mighty windy, gale force in fact. Still it was fun to be able to climb outside again. It’s nothing like being in the gym, the only way I can describe it is that it feels real.

The realness of it all came back when Rob feel a millisecond after the above photo was taken. By the time the shutter went, he was dangling in mid air. I didn’t even see the fall. Just like that acceleration due to gravity occurs. It’s amazing how quick you fall when you fall. Not that I’ve fallen leading… yet…

Someday I will fall. Knowing I’ll have good belayers when I’m leading, this doesn’t bother me. When it comes, not having to worry about that part makes a difference.


~ by monkeypushovertree on July 3, 2007.

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