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First rock climb of the year

May 14, 2012
Emilie Phillips

Saturday, we went on the AMC rock climbing trip to Marlow. For most of us, it was the first time out, so everyone was a little behind on their form. Neither Tyson nor I were officially leading the trip, but we helped out with setting up anchors to get some practice and make the trip run smoother.

Since I did not climb much last year, I was expecting to be really out of practice. But the technique came back after a climb or two. Though, I did not bother attempting the one 5.10 that was set up. I have done it before and know it requires some really good foot work and strong fingers for little crimps.

At least on the mix of cracks on that cliff, I seem to rely too much on laybacks and high stepping.