It’s not ALL about the send.
There are certain climbers who are my canaries in a coalmine. If I see them fall on a route, I immediately pretend it doesn’t exist.
My project is getting taking down this week. Fortunately, routesetter Bronson was on hand to document one of my attempts last week, the results of which I reproduce here:
It’s always bittersweet when your project gets taken down… but sometimes more sweet than bitter.
One of the things I love most about the climbing community is how supportive and encouraging everyone is. On the outside, anyways…
I think I’ve made it to “testing”.
I don’t project routes as often as I should, but when I do, I invariably spend much more time telling people how my project is going than I do actually projecting.
We don’t choose our project. Our project chooses us.