Wednesday, August 15, 2007

North Conway Trip

I've been back one day and I'm taking off again for the rest of the week. What a life! After spending a week in Bar Harbor (Acadia) sipping Mudslides, eating out, jet-skiing, reading, writing, relaxing and basically being a bum, the time has finally come for me to put away the awkward inflexibility in my thumb and put it to the test on Cathedral Ledge.

I'm meeting "Jello" and his girlfriend there. We're camping just down the road from the base of the cliff, so that will be nice. It will also be nice to be up there during the week as opposed to the busy weekend.

I'm not sure what "Jello" has in mind, but he has mentioned Upper Refuse (5.6) and Recompense (5.9). If you remember, Recompense is the route I damn near died on a couple of years ago. Oddly, I can't wait to get back on it. In fact, I haven't been able to wait until I came down that day. The only disappointment is that I won't be climbing it with the guy I tried to climb it with last time. I'm a sucker for punishing myself (note: I am not a sucker for other people's punishment). I just want to do things the hard way sometimes. Climbing this route with my other friend instead of "Jello" would just add more stress to the head-game equation. Still, "Jello" has knack for adventure, so maybe I'm speaking too soon.

Anyway, I'll report back when I get home. That looks like Saturday instead of Sunday. What a bummer. I knew "Jello" was going to cut his trip short due his girlfriend having to fly out of Philadelphia early Sunday morning, but I was hoping someone would go to Rumney this weekend. Alas, it does not seem to be the case. Maybe Labor Day? Maybe the Gunks? I need better partners.


Andre said...

you sir, are a tease

GB said...

Sorry it took so long to get this up. I tease no more. See the post above this one.