Used to be a climber..
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: East Baldwin, ME
Bikes: 2016 Ridley Fenix SL, 2013 PedalForce RS3-ISP, 2015 Trek 520 Disc
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I destroyed my knee a good 4-5 years ago or so while descending Mt. Washington in the fall (I hate being up there when there's no snow...the rocks are brutal). I'm pretty sure I pulled/strained/did something to the tendon on the inside of my left knee, and let me tell you that hurt like a mofo. Unfortunately it started happening at the top of Tuckerman Ravine, so I still had over 3 miles of descending ahead of me. Took me nearly 4 hours to get down. The last 1/4 mile hurt so bad, I was seriously considering crawling.
Now, it's starting to act up again as the base mileage has been ramped up a bit. It doesn't hurt, but I can "feel" where it happened.
Here's a little tip: don't climb mountains when you haven't trained at all for it.