Goal for this past weekend-climb a route called Treebeard 5.13c up at the Cathedral in Southern Utah. Goal accomplished. After my brutal warmup, which resulted in me getting insanely pumped, I got the complete beta spraydown from Joe. I had no expectations when I started the route but I quickly found myself past the crux-resting on a big jug. My mind started to get into the flash-jitter mode at this point. You know...you start to realize that you have a chance at flashing something, you start to breath heavy, and you tell yourself to keep it together and not screw something up. I think I managed to rest on every good hold I came across...SOOO pumped! I kept it together long enough to clip chains! This is my first flash of the grade and I'm definitely stoked, but I think I'm more psyched on the fact that I am feeling comfortable on different styles of climbing. Limestone climbs so much differently than sandstone so adapting to it is a totally new experience for me.
Some pics from the weekend: