This morning, Marianna, Peter O. and I had a few hours of aid climbing. Peter did a traversing bolted aid route and a traversing aid route on gear. I got to clean them - which is typically women's work - but, I did it anyway because was the only one who had an apron.
Marianna had her first aid climb and loved it.
Marianna high stepping - which is pretty awkward.
Here's Marianna inside my haul bag. Our next project it to haul her up the wall while she's inside the haul bag.
Here's Peter putting gear in the crack, testing it, and then aiding on it.
A short video of Alex Honnold free soloing a 5.12 pitch halfway up 1500' wall.
You could say what he does is exceedingly dangerous - and you'd be correct. Except, here's a story of a climbing killed while bouldering in the gym.
"Mark Hesse, a long-time Colorado Springs resident, made numerous ascents of mountains, cliffs, and desert towers in his long and storied climbing career."
And here's a story of a climber killed by his partner. The guy who was killed was known for "hectoring fellow climbers with unsolicited advice on routes and holds.." So be careful out there folks; it's a dangerous world.