Big smiles after my first climb ever earlier this year. Mostly because I was still a little drunk from the night before so I forgot about my fear of heights.
Luckily that fear isn’t holding me back and I can appreciate the feeling I get when being that high on the rock face. It makes me understand the perception of space. I listen to my breathing when climbing or hiking and love the sound as I struggle my way up this enormous mass.
I’m still new at climbing and too scared to lead climb, but luckily I have great friends that are motivated to help me get there.