In which Karen goes to the slight­ly-less local crag and tri­umphant­ly chal­lenges her­self on lead and com­pletes two of the hard­est routes she as ever tried. Com­plet­ed yes, a lit­tle ugly at times, but that is why they are projects, still to be red-point­ed. The num­ber of small scrapes on my hands and the sen­si­tiv­i­ty in my fin­ger­tips even while typ­ing is so sat­is­fy­ing.