Even When You Plan…

This past winter I spent days establishing a new bigwall route in Zion. Now that my spring break is just about here I am looking to peak so that I can free the nearly 2200ft route full of 100% new terrain and challenges. BUT, the wall is closed for nesting birds and will reopen whenever. It has stung my motivation and forced me to change what I have been working towards for the last 5 months. So other than getting over it here is what I learned:

  1. Stay positive. Got to see the light at the end of the tunnel, otherwise you are pissed off way too long.
  2. Have a back-up plan. Realize that you still have the time designated for your goal and adjust appropriately.
  3. Stay fit. Don’t throw away your fitness because it won’t be applied toward what it has meant for, redirect it and see what you can pull off.
  4. Have a super back up plan. Now that I have my back up plan ready to happen, there is another loop that was just thrown into the mix. I will have to figure this one out and fast. I will have to remember as my friends have said, “the rock will be there tomorrow”.

IMG_0372IMG_0376IMG_0388Here are a few places where I think new routes will go. What possibilities do you see out there?IMG_0645

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