Sunday, September 19, 2010

Yay! Climbing!

I got to climb today!  Yay!  I haven't climbed since my accident in June, so it was so much fun to get on the Second Flatiron today.  It was very chilly this morning, so we had a late start.  It wasn't a problem, though, as the temps warmed up to over 90 degrees today and there wasn't a cloud in the sky.

Before we even started the climb, we saw a busy woodpecker right next to the trail and we saw a humming bird at the base of the rock.  The route we were attempting today was called the South Sneak, as we were sneaking around the South Block formation.

The first two pitches were pretty straight forward, but then we were supposed to somehow get on the face of the South Block.  We didn't.   Dan led us through weaknesses in the rock on the third pitch, but we couldn't find a way to the summit.

We ended up scrambling back up to the trail and then hiked back to the car.  My shoulder feels tired, but good.  Hopefully more climbing is in my future!

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