We ran into several people we knew from the gym so we all headed into town for a group dinner and then spent the evening hanging out in the shelter. There wasn't much climbing but we had a great time spending the evening getting to know everyone better!
Cotton Candy (5.6) | Lion Tamer (5.9-) - A, 1 | Paul's redemption (5.7) - L | Wanted Man (5.6) - L, 2
Sunday we awoke to light rain and fog. It looked like we would be packing up and heading home. However, by the time we had finished our oatmeal the sun was trying to break through the clouds (it never did). We decided to give it a try and headed up to The North Forty. Mary Ashley wanted to climb her first trad route and I knew just the one...or thought I did. I lead Flashbacks again but the rock was so wet I didn't like some of the pinches for placing gear...so after a couple of pieces I just kept going. When I topped out I swear I could hear Andreas exhale. Mary Ashley said "So, you realize you basically just free soloed that." I looked over the edge at my runout and agreed with a wry smile. She topped it and decided it was not a good first trad route so she moved onto Kid's Stuff (5.5). Andreas and I finished the day topping Private Property on their rope before packing up the wet tent and heading home. It was a wet weekend, but a good weekend!
Flashbacks (5.7) - L, 3 | Sundial (5.7+) | Little Manly Man (5.7+) | Private Property (5.10a) - A, 4
[A = Attempted | L = Lead | # = Note]
1. Went right onto Frankenberry again by accident!
2. Climbed 3/4 of the route trad then want back over to Paul's Redemption to use the anchors.
3. Totally ran it out and was accused of free soloing it : )
4. One take at the crux.