First Times the Charm
Went on my first ever trad climb last weekend to the Linville Gorge. On the outside I was cool and collected but on the inside I was unsure of myself. After starting off with a little bit of cleaning behind my partner I began to see how bomber these friends actually are! This one crack on our final pitch up the Daddy was notorious for eating number 1's, and it almost took my partner's. But I fought with it for a good twenty minutes before I finally wiggled it out right. By the next day I was all for BD cams. They are real beautys and very versatile. I wasn't afraid of my cams failing on the climb, rather the choss I was climbing.