Tuesday, January 18, 2011

How To Climb When You’re Not With “Guidey Pants”

She has a case of the jitters when her regular climbing partner can’t climb with her.

I knew that I would need to man up and not show that I am usually afraid in these instances. I knew that I would not have my usual “Guidey Pants” (The Husband), who is used to my fear issues (after 12 years, the poor man). I would be swinging tools and sharing a rope with a new Guidey Pants, and I wanted to live up to the kind of partner that I was thinking he would expect me to be.”

It’s tough to climb with people you don’t know. I know that.

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