Happy New Year to all. I hope this year brings you many sends with great friends. Ryan and I went to the bald on Friday to meet up with some good friends. The most notable would have to be Grimbo. It was his first day bouldering at the Rumbling Bald! There were many familiar faces and everybody was glad to have the day off. Ryan climbed his first v5, Redneck Riviera and also knocked off Shady Grove. I ripped a hole in my middle finger on Redneck. It seems only I can pull off a stunt like that. I climbed Clumsy Waiter and was able to get some revenge on Bruce’s Problem at the end of the day.
Friday night Cade rolled in from Columbia and we went downtown to get a couple of beers. We started off at the Thirsty Monk. Zach and I started talking about climbing and began downgrading everything. Fortunately he was wise enough to recognize this potential disaster and nipped it in the bud before it got out of hand. As climbers we must realize that not everybody enjoys this type of conversation. After that the crew split up, some going to a dance party, some not so much. We went to Barley’s to ring in the new year and enjoyed a couple good beers of draft. After this we went back to my mom’s house to crash. It was a pretty uneventful new years but I must say it was quite pleasant waking up without a hangover.
It rained all day long on Saturday so we hung out at my mom’s house and then went over to Rosetta’s Kitchen before we headed home. They had Buchi Fire on draft which was amazing. Mmm mmm good. After that we hit the road. My finger felt pretty worked after all of the bouldering on Friday –time for some rest. Damn fingers aren’t worth a damn!