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5.FUN | Arthur Page (43.2881, -70.2277)

You may remember two videos made some time ago on the pier at Mackworth Island. Well I decided since I missed going last summer that I would get out this year. My excitement was hit head on with disappointment. Let me tell you why.

The first time I decided to take on this fun project I decided to attempt a traverse the whole way around above the water in one go. My first try, I made it all the way. I took a breather and jumped on the back side and came back around again. What an easy way to get my hands on some rock.

Well this time around, I didn’t make it to the first corner before my hands started to pump up. Then my arms. Before I knew it, I was starting to picture myself on YouTube as the dummy that fell into 18 inches of oceanĀ on his head trying to be a cool climber.

Needless to say I panicked and mantled the top early. I guess I still have a way to go before I get built back up to my former climbing glory.