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Swap gear for a pound of Nimbin's finest 1
Take up lawn bawls 2
Toughen the f#@k up princess! 8
Get an on going prescription for dexies 2
Stay at Araps until cured 17

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Bold to Bald 8-Feb-2013 At 8:20:15 PM maadness
I started climbing in the late 80's and never really pushed the grades to the level that i would of liked, but i was happy the climb high 'teens to low 20's if the climb suited my style.
Enjoyed running things out (if that is actually possible) just like the climbers of the 70's 80's i read about when i started, even did some long free solos (Now they are exciting). But in the last 4 years i have probably only climbed 4 times due to hand & back injuries (maybe smoking to much pot) and with that came a frustration and fear - confidence kaput.
So what better to regain the vigour and confidence, i went back to Araps for the first time in 7 years. But sadly i climbed like crap (bad bad and sometimes a numb foot probably didn't help) and had trouble ridding myself of 'the fear' and so unable to relax and enjoy the climbing, which is frustrating as there are sooo many great climbs i haven't done yet.
So i'm still at the crossroads. What should i do? Any comments welcome (maybe!?!)

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