Well, It's over now. The culmination of hard work by the community was well noticed on Sunday when a TON of climbers showed up at Lincoln Lake to climb on the last day of the season- that is of course because the park service closes the road for the winter months. Everyone was having a great time, some getting their last tries in on their projects, others just enjoying the day. It was great to see all the familiar faces and I can't wait for the next season.
Higgar tor the other day seemed to be a popular destination. Every man and his dog was there (3 dogs infact.) Anyway to start with it was just me and a few mates out for a bit of a trading day out. As each of us wanted to lead we ended up dropping the ropes after each lead and left the gear in for our partner to just follow up as a clip up. Then we would swap leads to let each other be able to place gear.
We are slowly adjusting back to the normal life after 3 months of madness in Greenland... This was definitely one of our wildest adventure so far! The atmosphere of sailing through huge Icebergs was absolutely incredible and being able to climb virgin big walls right off the sailboat in such a wild place felt unreal.
New routes, new crags, some nice hard first ascents near Arco and Trento!!
Sitting in my van on a rainy Yosemite afternoon right now, not so bad in the bigger scheme of things. At least I am not in a cubicle working an office job. But the walking cast on my right ankle does make the day a bit gloomier for me. A week ago I had a bit of a mis-adventure, rendering me a bit gimpy for a few weeks. Warning- speed climbing is dangerous! Ten days ago, my buddy Josh McClure, a long time Valley resident, came up to me asking if I would like to climb the...
Tiny but high quality - "Tal des Wassers" in Austria