How’s it going out there? I hope everybody had a good weekend! I scooted up to Boone on Friday as soon as I got out of class. I got up to Boone and met up with my dad to grab a couple of beers at the one and only Pepper’s Bar. For some reason, I STILL haven’t got sick of the Fat Tire they sport on draft. On the trip up to Boone, everybody was pretty certain that the weekend climbing odds were pretty slim. By the time I got to Boone it was beautiful weather and stayed clear overnight. I woke up on Saturday and Mike and I went out to Ship Rock. It was my first time at ship and it was pretty awesome. The exposure was incredible on every single route we got on. We mostly got on multi-pitch routes with the exception of top roping Gum Fighter at the end. The best route we got on in my opinion was called Linn Cove Lullaby (my first 5.10a trad lead). The rock quality was simply amazing and being up 150 ft wasn’t bad either! I think we got in 8 or 9 pitches on Saturday so I was pretty psyched. On the way down the trail, I felt my groin was a little sore due to all of the mantles I had to do. As we were pulling out of the parking area, it began to rain and that would conclude my climbing for the weekend. I don’t have any pictures but next time I will definitely take my camera with me.
I’m back in Columbia at my job training at Midlands Technical College. This is the start of my 4th week of training. Here is a breakdown of topics I’m learning:
1-2 Week: A+
3 Week: Network +
4 Week: Microsoft Server 2003 (Networking)
So far I’m really enjoying learning these topics. The course design and layout is really effective. Back to class now.