Cody and JoAnne are visiting family in NH. While on the East Coast Cody competed in Atlanta and they managed a few days to climb during the past week. Cody an ABC climbing team member finished 11th in the USA Sport and Speed Youth Nationals – which is just awesome – Congrats to Cody !!!
Today JoAnne and Cody were very excited to climb outside onsighting sport climbs on the overhanging schist. We walked right up to a few of the steep lines on the Main Wall and the fun began – today would be an awesome day climbing the best Rumney Sport routes.
JoAnne and Cody enjoying coolness in the forest.
Cody – ABC Team – shoe of choice Sportiva Solution –
IDEAL TERRAIN: overhanging sport routes, bouldering, gym climbing and technical face climbing
Codys 5 foot height did not slow him down on any of the reach moves. He has excellent footwork and his light frame allows him to use small crimps and edges to crank on and reach through to the larger resting holds. Above left Cody moves through the roof on Armed and Dangerous and on the right photo he is working the steep lieback flake on Scene of the Crime. Straight arms, dropped knees, and a slight dyno move was needed to reach the hidden jug.
JoAnne onsighting the testy Scene of the Crime.
Crux area of Scene of Crime.
Cody using a bit of chalk – hazy, hot and humid has been the norm for NH climbing the past few weeks.
Much needed rest and refueling before our afternoon session.
In addition to many fun climbs we focused on the technical aspects of climbing outdoors.
– Learning the Ropes –
Rope systems, belaying and lowering, tying in, rope management, and cleaning anchors are all components of a sport climbing day at Rumney.
Thanks to Cody and JoAnne it was great to climb and see them both for the day.