Friday, May 15, 2009

Wedding Planning

With the date finally set, September 12, Katie and I took a day off yesterday to solidify a few things. Our reception is up at Devil's Lake so we ended up having to go up there to see how the numbers would work out. It ended up being a nice excuse to climb for a little bit at the end of the day! Wonderful how that always seems to work out, huh?

We went over to the fire road and made our way to the 45 degree boulder. I'd been wanting to get Katie on these problems for a while now and it was a perfect day for it. My skin was still pretty trashed from Sandstone Violence and I wasn't sure how much I'd be able to climb. I always forget how friendly Quartzite can be to the skin.

In pretty short order we both did the center line and worked out the moves on the right hand line. We finished that thing, one after another, and moved on to the left hand line. In a matter of tries we did that as well. It was really really nice to just go out and do some moderate problems in an afternoon. All of the problems are super fun and gymnastic. Very unique for the Lake.

We've been more focused on projects this spring and I'd really forgotten how much fun it is to circuit stuff. We had one of our better days this spring and Katie kept on remarking on how much fun it was.

After that we went down to Alpine Club and I gave it a bunch of goes. The start move feels way better than it ever has and I felt closer on the second move. I think I'm going to have to go about this one differently though. Normally I just siege a boulder until it lets up and I do it. I really just have to get stronger this time. This is a huge goal for me and I've wanted to do this boulder since the day I saw it.

We didn't take that many pictures yesterday due to all the climbing. Kinda nice. We did see a couple of pretty cool birds though.

A very cool Woodpecker

And a bunch of Vultures, I believe

I always get so excited when I start climbing at Devils Lake again and I tend to forget how much fun the climbing there is. I can't wait to go back!

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