Ted & Dan's Big Adventure
Ted and Dan are belay staff and avid Class 5 climbers out on a road trip. From Indian Creek to New River Gorge to running around naked at the Super Bowl camp, they have been having adventures and climbing hard. Ted is now on-sighting 5.11 trad climbs.
A story from the road:
Ted and his friends went into Mount Pleasant, Utah to take a break from climbing one day and decided they wanted something different to eat. Drew said, "Hey Ted, didn't you used to throw pizzas in your former life? Go ask the guy in that shop if you can work for our lunch". Well, sure enough Ted went and asked if he could help prepare the food for the lunch rush.
Imagine how Ted looked coming out of the rocks; a bit scraggly and what not. The owner said no to the pizza throwing, but that she would give him a small pizza if he swept the side walk and gutter to make the place a bit cleaner. Ted agreed and enlisted Drew to help in the cleaning. He then told the other two, Ben and Jen, to try the same thing at the Shake and Burger joint down the street for some shakes. After they were done the Pizza owner gave them a medium pizza and cheese sticks for the great job they did. The hake and Burger joint owner gave shakes and cheeseburgers and felt so sorry because of how thin and scratched up everyone was that she threw in $40.00 as well. They were able to finish the work and gather their food just as the store opened and enjoyed some superb boxed wine with their meal.
Lesson learned, it never hurts to work for your meal, be polite and good things might happen. They did eat well in town the next day as well!
Labels: class 5, climbing, staff