After climbing in Salamanca, Guanajuato yesterday, I think that I’m just missing one of the “local” crags – those within say an hour to an hour and a half away – before I have the complete set. The missing locale is an old crater and supposed to be nice, but we’ll have to see how it compares to the beautiful rock at Salamanca. Although the rainy season is bringing in the afternoon storms and kept the temperature down all day, we followed the shade around the crag to stay out of the sun, which is a huge advantage, or even a requirement, for climbing in Mexico.

Upon approach, it didn’t look like the crag was that big, but it just kept going and the routes kept coming. Of course, it seems to keep getting harder as you follow the wall, but that just means I have to go back and get on those harder ones earlier in the day. After the whole week of mandated training, I started the day a bit out of sorts, but ended tired and satisfied. I’m working on a series of posts not completely about training, wonderful reflections and introspections on my first year of service. I’m supposed to be getting a bunch of things done today, but editing and posting these pictures just somehow became the priority.

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