My wife took this snapshot of me last year while we walked through Fort Tryon and The Cloisters. I couldn't resist climbing this easy face. Looking back, I realize how dangerous the climb was, with my shaking limbs and bald sneakers. I'm anxious to get back to this rock with some new skills, a chalk bag and climbing shoes. In only a couple of visits to Rat Rock and Brooklyn Boulders I've already developed some skills for pebble wrestling. It's going to be a fun summer.
I've been picking up some gear in preparation for some sport climbing this summer (If I'm ready by then). So far I've got a good harness, shoes, chalk bag, a few locking biners, an ATC belay device and a set of six bent gate quick draws.