Climbing - - THE CLIMB/ THE BETA -

The av­er­age num­ber of burns Hayes could give each day. On the sec­ond at­tempt of her sev­enth day, she sent. It was ap­prox­i­mately her 17th at­tempt over­all. “Al­though on my first at­tempt [of the day] I fell a cou­ple of holds lower than my pre­vi­ous high­point, I felt stronger on the route than I ever had be­fore,” says Hayes. “My fin­gers were bleed­ing, so I con­sid­ered call­ing it a day, but I de­cided to give it an­other try, be­cause, just maybe, the magic would hap­pen.”

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