Sitting in my van on a rainy Yosemite afternoon right now, not so bad in the bigger scheme of things. At least I am not in a cubicle working an office job. But the walking cast on my right ankle does make the day a bit gloomier for me. A week ago I had a bit of a mis-adventure, rendering me a bit gimpy for a few weeks. Warning- speed climbing is dangerous!
Ten days ago, my buddy Josh McClure, a long time Valley resident, came up to me asking if I would like to climb the Half Dome/El Cap link-up with him. I had already climbed it last year, but because I wanted to enchain the three Yosemite grade six walls in a single day, I instantly agreed. I figured it would be great training for climbing Half Dome, Mount Watkins, and the Nose in sub-24 time, so we decided to go for the double link up the next day.