Chong Phli – Day 56 – Climbing Sandwich…

From yesterday…  The bread was yoga.  Today was supposed to be a rest day.  I’ve decided I need to improve faster at yoga.  For not liking yoga I sure do a lot of it.  Ao Nang Yoga teaches two classes a day.  One at 9am and one at 6pm.  I’ve always gone to the 6pm class.  But I figured for days I don’t go climbing I should also go to the morning yoga class.  So today, I went to the morning yoga class for the first time.  It was nice.  A little more relaxed than the evening yoga class.  Then it was a quick climbing session with Martin at Chong Phli.  We had about 90 minutes to climb before I had to go to school.  So we did a quick warm up on EFZ 6a+.  Then we went over to Buzzsaw 6b and I climbed that.  But instead of going to the normal anchor I did the traverse at a grade of 6b to the anchor for Piranha 7a so we could try something hard on top rope.

NOTE: the Buzzsaw 6b to Piranha 7a anchor is a pretty long traverse.  Maybe 30 feet left from the first bolt.  Have the second climber clean this on their way up.  Cleaning this while the lead climber is being lowered is not advised.

There was just enough time left for Martin and I to try Piranha 7a one time each.  Unfortunately neither of us were able to do it so I cheated my way to the top to clean the anchor then it was time to go to school.  Then back to my room for a short rest and off to the second yoga class for the day.

Now, as I write this one day (and two more yoga classes later) my body is tired and I have sore muscles that I have not felt in a long time so I got a massage and am now enjoying a few adult beverages.

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Adult beverages.

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