Back at Chong Phli. Feeling a little more motivated to climb. Warm up on Exfoliation 6a+. Used my new Evolv Shamans. They are still tight and painful but they are starting to loosen up just a little bit. They work great for this climb and give good power in the toes which is nice for the middle section where the holds turn small. Climbed once on lead, once on toprope.
Today I set a goal to climb Pill Box 6b+. As usual when it’s time to climb I start to get doubts and I was thinking of not doing it today. But I knew if I didn’t I’d feel bad about myself so I forced myself to get on it knowing I will not progress if I don’t get out of my comfort zone from time to time. So I started up. It actually went worse than I expected. I had to rest 3 or 4 times. But I got to the top! Then I climbed it two more times on top rope to work out the beta and climbed it well both times. So it won’t be long before I can redpoint this one.
By this time, Anong and I were hungry so we packed up and had Khao Man Gai for lunch. Notes for next time:
- Start earlier.
- Bring snacks.