Sunday, June 5, 2011


I am a member of Touchstone Climbing, which has gyms in San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, and Mount Diablo. Until Saturday I had only climbed at Berkeley Ironworks- but I had plans with climbing buddy Erika to meet at Oakland's Great Western Power Company. 
The space was quite a bit smaller than Ironworks but we found some great routes and had a blast! Not having climbed since the Monday before Memorial Day I was surprised at I was able to go for almost two hours- but my hands were killing me by the end. 
Erika is a great partner. She's coming back from an injury so we're climbing at about the same level but she's able to provide great tips such as putting dryer sheets in your shoes so they don't smell. Or I guess don't smell as bad.