West Face C2F 5.7
Trip ReportThe West Face Of Leaning Tower Solo
It had been a year and a half since my last climb. Previously, I had spent six months in South America on a climbing rampage. I climbed difficult objectives that I once only could dream of. And then, all of a sudden, I just stopped climbing. I lost interest in the supertopo forums, deleted the mountain project and climbing weather apps off my phone, sold all my ice climbing gear and shoved my big wall rack deep into my closet. Itís difficult to tell what separated me from my passion. Was it fear of injury and death? Burn out? Or was I just developing other interests? Whatever the reason, I wasnít climbing.
Over the past year and a half, it started to become clear that a part of my life was missing. Climbing is, was and will always be my freedom. When life burdens me with questions, I find the answers within myself in the mountains.
Last year I prepared for this climb, approached, sat at the base staring at the route and then walked away. The passion was gone and I didnít wanít to climb it.
So I came back this year with more motivation. I knew I couldnít walk away again. This time I wanted it, I needed it.
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F.Y.I. My previous post name was JspencerV but has been changed to TheClimbingDoctor
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