Saturday, June 5, 2010

Yay Summer!

Dan slept in a bit today, so I wen for a nice run before we headed to Chautauqua for some climbing. At lunch time we were standing at the base of The Hammerhead, a rock that Gerry Roach calls classic despite its easy rating.

I led (yes, me!) the first two pitches of the climb. I was slow, but I protected the route well, even on the 50 foot long arch in the middle of the route.

Dan led the next half pitch to the the back of the rock and then led up behind the summit block to the top. The summit was huge and flat (hence "Hammerhead") and we hung out for a while.

Great views of the Fourth Flatiron from this summit:

Fields of wildflowers on the hike back:

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