Friday, May 29, 2009

VE Friday – A Gimp, A Wimp and A Limp

Just so you’re not confused, I’m referring to myself in the title above; not these great route setters – PPM and Angelo.

I limped in today as a gimp too wimpy to climb; what a simp! So I belayed others more capable than myself. Like Mel, Lisa and Levi. They tried some new routes put up by PPM (“9ish” meaning 11a for most of us) and by Angelo (“maybe 11-12.”) I spent a lot of time groveling at the feet of these climbers as I belayed them from the classic Sitzplatz position shown below. There was also a new S.L.A.B. (Smear Like A Bastard) route put up by PPM that is sponsored by the climbing shoe manufacturers.

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