Monday, April 4, 2011

“From Cripple To Climber”

A young man talks about how he fell in love with climbing despite the terrible pain of his Fibromyalgia. When he first started climbing, he would climb for only 20 minutes and then be in “screaming pain for three hours.” Now he is leading 5.12s and planning to climb some of Sharma;s hardest routes. 

Quite a story of perseverance. (He reminds me of myself in two ways:

1. I feel excruciating pain just thinking about doing a really hard route.

2. I, too have a goal to climb some of Sharma’s routes; there must be a 5.8 or 9 he did when he first started. I’d do one of those.)

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