Thursday, April 26, 2012
I just read this article about Sasha Deguilian climbing another 9a, and that's pretty cool - in fact it's very cool indeed.
Aside from the cool send, I was looking at the photo that accompanied the article (above) and I was drawn to look at her right foot!
The foot does not fit the face of this girl!!
Now one can say the colour is obviously the dye from the Dragons, but it lead me to ask, WHAT are we doing to our feet as climbers - my feet look the same as Sasha's (minus the red dye) my toes are contorted and a few of my toenails blackened - I hate my feet and a couple of years ago, I'd have said I had pretty well formed attractive feet for sandal wearing and barefoot strolling and so on... I'd never wear sandals now - my feet are a mess!!
This image of a model-like girl who's just come off a send of this savage route - Era Bella (9a) has me wondering what the implications might be from wearing the tight boots we use to send our own hardest lines.
Posted by trish at 5:57 AM