|Lots of fun|
(photo by Nivea Bona)
I wanted to return the next weekend and climb, so "Rookie" called a friend of hers who is a very experienced climber. We'll call him "Lost" since the reason he donates his time as a wilderness and mountain rescuer is due to the fact that he once got lost for five days in the woods here. "Lost" knew everywhere to go and the grades of all the routes, so we followed him from easy climb to moderate climb until we were finished. Actually, I was finished because I didn't bring enough water (it was hot). Still, we managed about six climbs for the day, all of them single-pitch sport climbs (two could have been two-pitches had we continued). All were fun and interesting, and this wasn't just because the rock itself was interesting, but the routes themselves had plenty of good moves for each grade.
|A fun traverse|
We headed out earlier than "Lost" wanted to, mostly because I was bonking due to a lack of water. I didn't bring my water bottles with me to South America, so I had to use what was readily available in the house. I ran out pretty quickly as the sun beat down on us all day. With all the vegetation around us, there wasn't much shade. Still, there was a chance that we'd come back the next weekend, which is a huge holiday weekend for Curitiba, the main city near Anhangava, and the city where I'm currently living. On the way home, I bought an extra water bottle for the next trip so that we could last longer in the day. We then headed back and had "cafe," which is similar to the British concept of "tea." I was in bed by eleven and dreaming of discovering new places, learning new ways to communicate, and making new friends, all surrounded by a new love for rock.