As you know, your protagonist has been struggling with 5.9′s and 5.10′s these days up on The Gunks. Last week Paul and I decided to try Arch Direct, a crazy huge roof crack. I will write about that later. This quick post is about Paul’s Dad and his climbing partner, who are in the mid 70′s and have been climbing since the 60′s together. They are leading and hauling up multi’s all day, all week last week!
At 39, can I say I want to be like them when I grow up?
Oh and the best part was this conversation, which is very telling, one of them said, “so we drive up and there is this old guy who give us directions…” and the other interrupts, ‘old? he was 20 years younger then us!!’ They shrug and laugh.
Awesome. Just Awesome!