Reed McCoy wrote:
So, I want to climb the Bastille crack tomorrow at some point.....and as usual, even though it's only a 5.7, it's no simple endeavor. I mean, consider the factors that lead up to a simple 5.7: I'm going to probably get real drunk tonight and be dealing with an unknown beast of a hangover in the morning. (common problem, rated 5.3) I am unable to wake up past 8 am (I hate my job) and it takes a while to mobilize....so no matter what ETD I put on it, I'm bound to be there an hour or more later. (really just a tangent off of the previous issue, so rated 5.3a) I have to be back to Denver and sh**, showered and shaved by 3pm for a professional social event (I'm looking for a new job and this could be a networking opportunity). [rated 5.4 because I hate wearing a tie] All of the previously mentioned points apply to my partner who may throw a kink in the plan at any point. [rated 5.5 R, due to uncertainty and relative difficulty in finding a suitable second] That leaves me at the the 5th pitch, 5.6 crux.......traffic. The Bastille Crack is sure to be teased and tickled by many-a-man (and/or lady) tomorrow and the thought of getting stuck behind Pokey Smurf on pitch 2 makes me want to scrap the whole endeavor and spend the day throwing a frisbee at geese in city park just to appease my resentment towards the universe for not climbing on a Saturday. So given these circumstances, I have decided to request that everyone stay off of the Bastille Crack tomorrow so that my weekend is not ruined. Your compliance is appreciated and I apologize for any inconvenience caused to you. As a side-note, the guidebook should be revised to include the first five pitches.