I started climbing almost 16 years ago and have dreamed of climbing The Diamond on Long’s Peak for about that long. Seeing pictures of the high alpine wall has brought these words to mind, “Someday I will good enough to climb that”. It’s strange how your mind makes some things so intimidating, so big but become less so when you commit and confront your resistance and trepidation. Go time happened this past summer. It was Monday afternoon when the call came.
“Do you want to do the Diamond this weekend?” Chris Smith asked.
“Yes.” I responded immediately.