What an awesome day of climbing! I worked out a few problems that were MUCH taller than I am used to. Doing these helps exercise how I deal with fear, and helps find confidence hidden within the tiny cracks in the rock, barely reachable by the very tips of my fingers. When you’re up 25 feet off the ground with no ropes, and no one around to even call for help if you slam and break a leg, you become paralyzed before you even come off the rock. Its funny how the slightest adjustment can give you confidence to take the next step in the ascent. In the first photograph, there are virtually no places to secure a foot, so it was all about standing on micro flakes thinner than a slice of cardboard. I had to get a high left foot up, and failed repeatedly. I managed to find the confidence in the smallest right hand micro crimp that was probably about as thick as a quarter, that just ever so slightly shifted my balance to the right, which helped me secure that high left foot. My last trip to Palm Springs Aerial Tramway was all about technical maneuvers, and powerful micro crimps. This trip was all about facing my fears and overcoming the barriers that hold me back. It was a success.