Today was my first day climbing in 5 weeks. Definitely the longest duration I’ve gone without climbing in a really long time! (hard to recall exactly but probably 5 years). 5 weeks ago I sprained my ankle in a pretty serious way coming off of El Cap. I knew when I hit the ground that is was going to be awhile before I was walking let alone climbing. Walking is pretty easy these days though I’ve still got a limp. Climbing is just barely doable… I used my heal a lot as putting weight on my toes is still fairly challenging still. But regardless I managed to climb 3 pitches of 5.easy at Smith Rocks today. The climbing was great but equally as cool was just being at the crag hanging with friends. That is hell of a lot more fun that sitting in my van watching movies!!!!
Now I just need to not over due it and make sure I’m ready for the upcoming season down in Patagonia. My Dec 5th departure date isn’t that far away.