This was my very first official feet picture! Hanging off the side of a mountain, in Mexico, 800 feet above the ground. We started our weekend with some shorter climbs.
Then after camping out, the next day we embarked on our 1,300 ft climb. There were 3 of us on the rope – so it took us 10 ½ hours to complete the roundtrip. The best part was when we were almost back to the bottom the group of locals hanging out were cheering us on and immediately handed us a cerveza when we finished! At one point during our climb the weather got so bad – crazy wind in the valley between the mountains – and raining, we weren’t sure if we should continue. We were about 700 ft up and Gabe and I were below and his friend was climbing up to the next point already. Gabe wanted to turn around, but as much as we yelled he couldn’t hear us. It was funny though when we got back to camp that night, a couple climbing on the mountain face across the valley said they could hear ever word we were saying! So setting nerves aside we made it up the section of climb to meet back up with him. Thankfully after that section the weather cleared and we were able to finish the climb. Getting to the top of the climb at 1,300 ft, signing the book and enjoying the views were pretty amazing!
During the climb we had a lot of time to pass just hooked to the mountain waiting our turn to go up or down. So at one point Gabe and I were waiting while our third friend rappelled down, and to pass the time he said a neat photo to take is looking through your feet to the ground far below. Who would have known that picture started the tradition of the traveling feet!
On our last day in El Potrero I got to try out some lead climbing on a much shorter single pitch climb! Great way to end an amazing trip!
Check out the rest of my rock climbing photos here - El Potrero Photos