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Climbing in 2019: A (late) Personal Review

Warning: Lots of self indulgent, climbing specific, spray ahead. But it's (still) mid Covid, so being stoked about anything is a good thing, right? Bueller?I won't judge you for skipping this one; I'm just basking in my own greatness for 2000 words. With a little bit of self reflection mixed in. But just a little.Don't say you weren't warned.

218 Sport climbing pitches total (including onsights, flashes, redpoints)14 Boulder problems1 Mixed line98 days outside (including short, hour long sessions)First...5.12c* (Mighty Dog, April 14)5.12d (Branching Out, July 28)5.13a (Happy Endings, September 29)58 Climbs 5.12a and harder2019 was a good year. I climbed a lot, and I like climbing. Most importantly, at the beginning of 2020, I still liked climbing.
98 days of outdoor climbing feels like an insane amount. This number includes just an hour of traversing at Morrison, getting benighted because a rattlesnake blocked the quick way back to the car after a post-work climbing …