High on the Mountain Top
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: vancouver, , Canada.
Interest: Hiking/Scrambling, Backpacking,cycling,photography, Travelling, Theatre/Arts....Exploring and Living!
Yes Jeff, you are right. Not letting the "comfort of rope" get you beyond your head. I had great leaders to guide me. The unhappiness lasted all but 15min. It was a fantastic learning experience. Matt's book tells it like it is. So I was expecting no less. I thought I was going to be much more comfortable, as my scrambling skills are really good...but sometimes these things happen. And next time I do it, I will be wondering what my problem was. Tomyhoi was a good starting point for me. Now I know what to expect when I do Sky Pilot or Alpha. And as Rad said to me. I climbed well..and was confident in my holds and footing, but it was the exposure that made me scared...so I will work on my exposure by going climbing more often..thankfully I have friends who are willing to share their experiences and skills with me...And as someone else put it, "fear is in your mind.." Having confidence and staying calm works much better..I do believe the more fear one has, the more they can make a bad move and get injured. Everyone's experience on that same section was completely different.