A couple weeks back a few friends and I decided to avoid watching the Super Bowl by making our way down to the Tunnel Boulders. We were there with only one other group of climbers who we happened to know. We spent most of the time across the creek working the climbed pictured above as well as a classic v3/4. I love being a part of a culture and community where running into fellow climbers provides the sharing of beta, stories and support. Over the last two years I've had a hard time getting my climbing head game back and it feels great to have people genuinely believe in me. It helps me remember to loose the negativity I carry while climbing and push myself past it.
I'm stoked to keep going to this local crag and begin to working towards long term goals! A side note, on Megan and I's way back to the car we found an intrusion of some fossils! I love the fact that as you walk the road, if you are patient and willing to look for the smallest details, you will find pieces of the past ecologies and animals that are long gone.
The walk back also served as a reminder to me of how fragile our lives can be. We walked passed numerous memorials left by families torn apart by seemingly random accidents on Malibu Canyon and the plastic bouquets began to be bleached out by the sun. We must all remember to be safe, have fun and never forget to love the people you are with, you never know when it will be your time to pass on!