Chong Phli – Day 55

A little bit of a late start as usual.  Got to the crag at about 10am.  Warm up on EFZ 6a+.  Anong led it first then I led it.  Then we each climbed the route on top rope and I cleaned it.  Next move over to Mad Skills 6b.  I led it then Anong climbed it on top rope.  She is getting a lot better and needed only a little help getting through the crux.  Then I climbed it on top rope two more times and cleaned it.  By this time it was a little after 12:00 and the sun was already shining on the wall.  That means it’s time to go home.

It’s low season in Thailand now which means it is hotter than usual and the rain is starting to come.  Maybe not quite as many people and rooms are cheaper.  Anong and I had Chong Phli to ourselves today.

Today it rained pretty hard off and on.  With the sun shining on the wall at Chong Phli starting around 12:00 now that means I either need to start getting my ass out of bed sooner and learn how to get ready faster or start climbing at a different wall.  There is another wall that is fun to climb at.  I was there about 4 weeks ago with Martin.  Bat Cave wall  is a little hard to get to because it involves renting a kayak but you get a nice warm up on the way there and the routes are fun to climb and right in my range.  6a to 6b+.  Another good thing about Bad Cave wall is all the routes are a little bit over hanging which means they will stay dry even if it rains a little bit.

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