Theresa’s first 10d onsight – Moratorium

I had a lot of beta from my housemate, Bob, but I was still nervous about embarking on such a difficult lead without having had the opportunity to explore it before-hand. Moratorium is only 4 pitches, but at 10d, 10d, 11b, 5.9, the terrain is quite intimidating. I led the second 10d, a pitch with a short crux section of fairly technical stemming moves. I am proud of myself for approaching it calmly and smoothly, placing gear when I needed it, but not too often. Tom said that it took me only 15 minutes to lead, which indicates how comfortable I was with the climbing. Progress! Perhaps I really should get on some 5.11 climbs.