February at the Obed

Since it is time to snap out of our winter/ holiday/ ice climbing stupor, we headed to the Obed the weekend before last to try to jumpstart our fitness for spring rockclimbing. Thanks to its steepness and close proximity to Brevard, this is a great place for us to climb when the winter and spring weather is temperamental. Yet, we headed to the Obed with forecasts in the 50's- unusually nice for one of our trips to the Obed.

We met up with a friend, Parker Kempf and haphazardly added another in the Clear Creek parking area before heading to South Clear. Our new friend casually warmed up on Solstice while we did the tried and true warm ups around the corner, before having fun on Pale Face, Alchemy and some of Rage. Phil did a great job sending The Shining in the Steven King Library, while Scott, a freshman from UTK sent Boo Ya in The Outer Circle.

Sunday held more mild temperatures but overcast conditions, and we headed to Lilly Bluff to do fun routes like Ticks are for Kids, Poison Ivy and Evil Weed. Being an NC trad climber, Phil insisted on grabbing the rack from the car so he could trad climb a bolted crack, which was amusing and made the folks back home proud. It is a really fun route for sure! We headed home sore and hoping to have put a dent in getting climbing fit.

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Scott said...

What route are you gearing up, Phil?

the adventures of LGO said...

Evil Weed at the Obed's Lilly Bluff!