Bad climbing accident, Spinal Cord Injury, eight surgeries, months of rehab, back to work, more rehab, decided I wanted to be a doctor, quit my job, volunteered in Guatemala, now I'm in Boston.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
First multi-pitch and lead post-accident
Did South Crack on Stately Pleasure Dome w/ Kent. The approach was a little tiring for me, and I was slow heading up and on the descent. Built my first natural anchor, hanging belay, and did my first lead. Good to get those fears out of the system. Kent was a wonderful partner - we had a lot of fun climbing and hanging out together. Made it to the Mobil station for dinner and some live music, then to Benton Hot Springs for a sunset soak, before heading back to 120 to spend the night off the road there. What a wonderful day.
Still had to get over the fear of leaning back on my anchor