While Tuesday’s rain kept us off the rock, Thursday turned out to be ideal conditions for climbing.  Tom, Virginia, William, and Malcolm made the most of their return to Rumney.  They climbed a number of different routes, even taking a couple of laps of some, and tried out the gri gri, a brake assisted belay device with which they were less familiar.  We worked some slabby routes, like Beginner’s Route and Bolt Line, and moved to steeper rock, like Hippos on Parade and Thou Shalt Not Covet.  The different techniques, and sharper rock, created various challenges throughout the day, but the group handled them well and had a lot of fun.

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Virginia starting up Bolt Line

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William working a more direct start of Bolt Line

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Tom adjusting smoothly to the gri gri

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Malcolm starting up Beginner’s Route

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Tom mantling up on False Modesty

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Malcolm and Virginia resting between climbs

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William working the under cling partway up Hippos on Parade

 

Thanks so much your enthusiasm and energy!

Todd Goodman

MMG