Forgive me for:
A. Asking your name more than once when we meet at the crag.
I want to get to know everyone but I'm not great with names.
B. Blogging photos of myself. I'll keep it to a minimum.
C. Plus the usual stuff, coveting neighbours asses, trespassing, etc.
The loss of another of our precious own last week re-enforces my quest to know and value every one of you out there.
We are bound by our compulsion to climb harder and higher. It's not a trivial activity. It gives meaning to life. Clint gave more meaning to his life and ours through his climbing.
Getting involved in your striving for excellence is what enriches my climbing.
Scott Hailstone and I got up early to get these shots.
"Black Leather Dungarees" 26 at Coolum Cave has been untouched for years. Such an impressive route.
It's high and steep.
Years ago I made a start on developing this route.
I couldn't make sense of such crazy terrain and called on the expertise of Lee Cujes to map it out and send it.
Don't do this move.
Climbers, many things make us different but this is what makes us the same.
We love the fight, the struggle and swinging around high off the ground.
All photos: Scott Hailstone
Scott is about to embark on a year long journey
through the worlds most amazing places.
Take care. Everyone.