My left hamstring had seen better days, for sure. Pain is much like having a cramp that just won’t go away. Going up is fine, going down is a different story. Tested out the hamstring today, but it was pretty painful to stumble down. My ascent times were close to my descent times (slow)
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 – Green via Freeway, Bakers Way, Direct East Face (S)
Since I couldn’t run, might as well scramble. The weather was supposed to turn horrible for a few days, so better get in the climbing outside while I can.
Warmup on Freeway, then Bakers Way, before taking on the Direct East Face, which was a cruise. I actually practiced climbing, then down climbing from the second bolt, before doing the entire thing. The first pitch is certainly the hardest, but it’s incredible what little amount of features you need to climb up.
Right before I started climbing, I did see someone lose traction from about the first bolt and come skidding down. They changed into their running shoes, and put their rock shoes away. I made sure the party got to the first belay station before I began. Luckily, the took a weird line after all that, so I could sneak by – I was moving pretty fast.
Weather hadn’t come yet – I’m wondering why I didn’t do anything…