The high life.
My first real multi-pitch route (The Prow 5.6T) in Linville Gorge, NC a couple of years ago. It was the most scared I have ever been climbing. You basically start the route 500 ft up from the gorge floor and climb another 500 ft. The exposure on the third pitch (for a first time multi-pitch) was crazy scary. It took all I had to not vomit from fear. Yeah I know, it’s a 5.6, but damn, when you are already 500 ft up and this is the tallest you had yet to do, it turns your guts inside out. That is the day that I learned the power of determination. Because you cannot back out of a 500 ft route halfway through. Your ass is getting to the top no matter how much it scares you.
This is me at the anchors right before the third pitch (which btw, is the scariest pitch because the face juts out and there is nothing but 600 feet of air below you) collecting my wits and thinking, “why the hell am I doing this? I must be crazy!” I am also thinking, “I must finish…I will finish.”
We reached the top a few hours later. My partner said, “What did you think?”
I replied, “That was the most horrifying experience ever, when are we coming back?”
Nicely done! Grades mean a lot less on multi-pitch. Your determination is more important.