Hi, I'm Nate Murphy ... and I'm kind of like a pretty mediocre climber who's just been trying to step things up a little bit … In the spring, I came to Yosemite and I achieved like a long-term goal of free climbing the westy face of Leaning Tower.
Right there, this is what we used to call a Sandbag.
No worries, the whole thing is brilliant!
You the man, Nate!
However, saying "I'm just a mediocre climber" and then climbing.13c trad on the big stone is what we call a humble brag. Easy to see through. I'm like " yeah whatever dude" right off the bat. But I really liked it and enjoy your stoke! Proud send and thanks for sharing.
You don't have to pretend to be humble by saying you are mediocre. I would call mediocre 5.8-5.9. If you say you are mediocre and climb 13c then everybody else is pretty much just piss poor. Climbing at that level is rad. You should be proud of it!
What I would add is as far as "mediocre" goes is that Climbing is the ultimate individual sport...not all of us are born from birth with Sharma fingers....its the trend line of climbing improvement and the individual struggle that is what it is all about.
Thanks for taking us with you on your struggle to achieve your goals.
A+ climbing (at one's limit) in my book. Can't ask for more than that.
Yeah I hear you. If you hang out with a bunch of 14d/15a shredders then I guess you're not gonna feel like what you are doing is all that special. It's all relative I guess to the posse you hang out with. I'm a really big deal around the people I climb with because I choose to surround myself with below average gym climbers who don't climb outside much. Nice video work on the proj again...... I know that filming and editing takes a great deal of effort and time. Looking forward to part two!