And finally today was the day!!!! After many a day in the wild, watching only crazy goats hop from one vertical wall to the next, listening to the wind howling in the trees and bushes below, breathing in the smell of the cave at the base, Pedro finally did it! Cruising the hard moves, clipping the last hard draw from above, resting, and going all out for it. And there it is - Lourdes, the classic 8b of Montserrat, finally became his friend. I almost feel sad not to have to go to the base of this beautiful wall anymore, sitting with feet dangling off the small ledge, as if belaying on a multipitch again, in the wild setting with the Penedes on the horizon, and sculpted rock faces around me. What a place...have I finally arrived? Or is the journey only starting?
Another dream come true, hope you have a great week, Pedro, and enjoy the moment, the mountain has left you a beautiful present, a precious memory of touching, not the void, but its soul. Felicidades, bou!!!