Ahhhh the relaxation that comes from being in a cozy coffee shop when it’s all grey and misty outside. We thought to climb more this morning, but the metallic tapping of rain on the roof woke us up at 7:40am to tell us that it was time to chill out and take a day off.
Friday we returned to Rocktown and enjoyed 50 degree weather. It was a relief to soak up the sun, to let our muscles slowly relax from the cold hibernation of the last few weeks. Alas, what is good for the soul is not necessarily good for sending boulders. Drexel and Andrew had some valiant goes on their respective projects, Golden Harvest (v10) and Iron Claw Sit (v10), but the rock just wasn’t sticky enough to sustain so many powerful moves with ever-greasier fingertips. Continue reading Hailey’s Comet→
Carson, Ian, and I woke up bright and early on the 26th and after an amazing breakfast with the family we hit the road and began the 2 hour drive to the bright sandstone boulders of Rocktown Georgia. We drove straight to the boulder field and hiked/ran up the trail to the back side of the field. Even though we visit the southeast every winter we were all blown away once again by just how amazing the rock is. Beautiful rounded orange sandstone with iron stripes crisscrossing throughout. After ecstatically warming up we set our sights on the proud and scary Hueco Simulator, a 25 foot overhanging prow that finishes in a harder than you want it to be top out. It was fun to start the day by getting a little adrenaline going and getting focused. Continue reading Back in the Southeast (D)→
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