Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms! They are the most special people in this world. I love you mom (go cubs go)!
Despite the clouds, rain, humidity, odds, and depression, we took a ride out to middle hawksbill yesterday (5-9-09). It was Mike, Cogie, Ben Sachs, and myself. The further we got away from Boone, the better it looked and the more psyched we got. About 10 minutes from the parking lot, I realized that I forgot my harness! Ouch, what a rookie move. Feeling like the biggest idiot, we drove to the parking lot to figure it out. About 5 minutes after we got there, Mike and Cogie showed up and luckily, Cogie hooked me with an extra harness. Thanks Cogie!!
Finally, we were at the crag. It was dry (well, the wall with about five 5.12c or 5.12d routes). Everything else was soaked, so those were our warm-ups/projects. I got worked on everything, again. We climbed until 3:00pm until the thunderstorms pushed us out.
After that, Ben and I went back on 221 to see if anything else was dry. We checked the dump and although the roads were wet, the entire crag was dry as a bone. Psyched again! We got on Unwritten Law which I had never attempted. I worked out the moves (except the crux dyno at the top). This route is sick and doable! It’s on the list…
Hello again. I had some technical difficulties in the past couple of days. Sorry about that…
Unfortunately, I lost my previous posts in the shuffle so here is a quick recap of what I deleted:
Erich Purpur onsighting the Spence Ridge Fin:
Awesome highball directly upstream from the bridge (Erich Purpur)
Mike Grimm sending Line of Fire (12.c):
A spectacular line at middle hawksbill. (Mike Grimm)