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Challenge of the Day #1642

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Challenge of the Day #1642

A meager snapshot tonight, but I’ve been grappling with this route for a few weeks now, and wanted to commemorate a long-awaited success today. This is the start of a plastic path in the Bridges cave; it starts at the back wall, continues across the ceiling, then comes out and over the lip of the cave. Each day trying to complete the route has had me climb a little farther, fall a little better, and today I finally finished it.

It’s a small accomplishment, but it’s such a good feeling to find yourself able to do something that only recently seemed impossible.

One climber brought his month-old daughter to the gym tonight. It’s been a long time since I’d seen such a young baby in person – she seemed almost unreal, quiet and animated and unbelievably tiny. She was so sedate, clenching and unclenching her hands and watching her daddy scramble up the plastic cliffs. If her father keeps bringing her to bridges, she’ll certainly grow up to be a superhero.

love has conquered you

Written by Umbrella Man

March 22, 2013 at 2:54 am

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  1. good job! 🙂


    March 22, 2013 at 12:17 pm

  2. yeah!

    Martha Reilly

    March 23, 2013 at 7:02 pm

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