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Pysch for 2012!!! - Mayan Smith-Gobat

 
Pysch for  2012!!! - Mayan Smith-Gobat
Pysch for  2012!!! - Mayan Smith-Gobat
Pysch for  2012!!! - Mayan Smith-Gobat
 
January 03, 2012 - 
 

Time flies... and not just when you are having fun - It just seems to go faster and faster, all the time, like a vicious spiral... I notice time passing quickly so I try to fit more into every day, which in turn makes time pass even quicker. It is crazy that yet another year has already slipped past. But somehow, life seems to keep getting better as well...

 

After not really bouldering for over four years, it is pure joy to be here, playing on boulders with nothing other shoes and a chalk bag! Before arriving, I was a little apprehensive and unsure how I would enjoy focusing solely on bouldering. But, maybe it is true that change is good for psych - I have barely been able to contain my excitement to climb everything here! After my first week here, and only one full rest day, my fingers were suffering, but my mind was still unable to rest... I am unbelievably psyched. There is something incredibly beautiful about this harsh dry environment. The vast spaces and unrestricted openness of the desert, and tall majestic boulders with striking lines. I am instantly drawn to these boulders which are almost of route length, and require total commitment high off the ground. I am excited to still be at the beginning of my time here, and that I am already feeling much stronger than I expected. Over the last week I have managed to tick off a few of the Bishop classics on my list, including "Soul Slinger" and "Saigon Direct", both V9.  Bring on another year of fun, climbing and new adventures!

 

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