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The Climbergirl Abides

Sara Lingafelter
Sara Lingafelter
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Some day, I’m going to have to take a day off from both jobs to actually get some sleep and write a longer than a paragraph blog post. No long winded trip report this Monday… just a quick “the weekend was fantastic, we climbed as much as we could given the weather at Vantage… it was HOT.”

The summer desert climbing routine… wake up as early as possible, get out as early as possible, climb until your shoes melt and you get woozy, siesta and swim until it cools off, then hit it again until you wind up cleaning a route by headlamp.

Nice.

It’s not getting my apartment clean, my laundry done, or my bills paid, but it’s awesome for my muscles and my tan.

The “small world” phenomenon kicked in this weekend… when we wandered over to the Feathers for some sunset climbing on Saturday, there was a crew of rowdy young-uns… two nice girls, and a herd of boys climbing in their underwear. One of the boys looked vaguely familiar, but I couldn’t look too closely since, you know, he was in his underwear so I had to keep my eyes averted out of decency. Then I saw one of the girls wielding a lovely Digital SLR, and hear one of the folks call one of the boys Jared, and I thought… that has GOT to be Lacey (aka, MoshPitRockChick). I asked the one called “Jared” if the dark-haired girl was a blogger, and he said yes… and I said, “MoshPitRockChick?” and he said, yes… so, two planets in the girl-rock-climbing-blog-universe collided and Lacey and I met in person.

Despite the scantily-clad boys, we all had fun hanging at the feathers into the evening, and it was very cool to meet Lacey. She’s offered to photog for me sometime, so perhaps I’ll actually get some more photos on here sometime soon. We had a lot of snapshot cameras going this weekend, but don’t know whether any shots will be forthcoming due to some packing mishaps (we thought we’d done so well)…

Off to court! Stay tuned for next weekend’s plan… weather’s looking awfully encouraging in Yakima…

Sara Lingafelter

Sara (Grace) Lingafelter takes steps forward and backward toward a right-sized life on a daily basis.