Saturday, March 23, 2013

"Fear Counted For Nothing"

Bolting routes for safer climbing was quite controversial at the Red Rocks. Here John Long describes how his initial dislike of bolting turned into an enjoyment of it as he and Lynn Hill do the first ascent of a classic Red Rocks climb Levitation 29. I liked his quote about how climbing a bolted route compared to climbing a trad route:

"The experience immediately cast me onto the indefinite ground between two worlds: one known and established, the other a strange but alluring universe where fun meant everything and fear counted for nothing."

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