My short term goal is to climb all the 6b+’s and 6c’s at Chong Phli. One of the routes I want to do is called Exposure. It’s above Exfoliation and has two variations. Go to the left and it’s a 6c. Go straight up and it’s a 6c+.
But my stoke for climbing has been waning a little bit. I knew I wanted to climb today but didn’t really know what to climb / wasn’t too excited for anything. So Anong and I warmed up with a few laps on EFZ 6a+. Then I decided I should climb Exfoliation 6a+. If I’m going to do Exposure 6c/+ then I need to be able to climb Exfoliation perfectly in order to save my energy for the steep section. So after climbing Exfoliation we met a British guy here on vacation who has been living in China. It turns out he is a strong climber and didn’t have a guide book so I suggested here is a nice 6c here you can try 🙂 I wanted him to put up the 6c variation but he just went for it straight up and ended up doing the 6c+ without much trouble. I did this variation once several weeks ago on top rope and struggled quite a bit. I surprised myself a little bit and made it to the last bolt before the anchor before needing to rest. Although the last section to the anchor wasn’t easy I was able to get it after a few minutes rest. So now I’m feeling a little more stoked to push my grade again. I need to train a bit and maybe a trip to Tonsai is in order to send some other projects I have to help get my confidence up but I think my first 6c+ isn’t too far away.