“This one is going to keep me up tonight!” said our friend Ann as she dangled on a top-rope after falling from the crux alcove of Birch Tree Crack at Devil’s Lake, a classic sandbag 5.8 for 5.10 climbers. “I don’t know if I’ll sleep.”
Ann began climbing indoors not that long ago, and has rarely climbed outside. You can see from her Cheshire grin that what she’s saying is true: She’s going to lose sleep thinking about this climb. Chances are good that after tossing and turning for a few nights, she’ll come back next time and nail it. And, she won’t have missed the sleep. She’s got passion in her blood, and who minds losing sleep over a passion?
What keeps you up at night?