1/1/11

New Year Rest Day



After three days of ice climbing, bouldering and rock climbing, my body is ready for a rest day. So, for once, I am not dispairing at the rainy forecast. Wednesday we headed to Linville to check out some ice climbs. I am quite a gumbie ice climber, but I am liking it more than I thought I would. I may have to break down and get a little gear so I can stop pestering friends to borrow ice climbing equipment.

Thursday we ran into a great crew for bouldering at Rumbling Bald. The parking lot there continues to surprise me- it has hit capacity every time I have climbed at RB this season. Still, the boulders were dry despite recent snow storms and the friction was very good. The temps hovered in the forties with significant cloud coverage, meaning we kept wearing puffies and sipping hot chocolate in between gos.

Friday we returned to RB, (see above parking comments X 2) and did classics like Comatose and Test Pilots. The good thing about the explosion of popularity in bouldering at Rumbling Bald is that the rope climbs are generally uncrowded and peaceful. Still, the ranger was about at the end of the day and I would guess that about 20 cars got tickets for parking on the right side of the parking lot/ road.

Happy New Years!





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1 comment:

Peter said...

Marcus was asking about those shirtless pics of Phil in the beanie - where they at?