Last time I came to Font, it was to be sort of a vacation... There were projects I wanted to do, of course (there always are), but my intention was to sort of take it down a notch and have a little more fun, to not get wrapped up in the epic battle that usually ensues when I’m trying to climb at or near my limit.
I managed to do a few of these projects that didn’t necessitate the simmering insanity that is a typical side effect of the mega-project, and they were some of the most rewarding climbing experiences of my life. Hanging on to the lip of Duel, looking down through the tiny rippling semi-blankness is something I’ll never forget. Crossing to the top jug on Partage was like coming up from beneath ocean for a breath of air, lungs burning happily. I was not going to project.