This one comes from Sam Moss!
“Took my first whipper on Too Many Puppies, a 5.12a in the red river gorge,” Sam told Rock and Ice.
“Thought there was a jug to clip from to the left of the bolt that ended up being a terrible sloping crimp,” he continued. “I was too pumped to hold onto it with the left to get around the arete for a side-pull, also wasn’t too sure if there was even anything around the arete (could have scoped it out better I guess). I ended up pumping my self out with indecision and tried to down climb a bit to lessen the whipper. Met my belayer in the middle.”
Luckily, Sam said, “I had a solid cheering section to enjoy it.”
Happy Friday and climb safe this weekend!