Nic came down for the weekend to hang out and compete at Quick on the Draw. I met him up at DL to go look around and search for some new boulders.
While I was waiting I went to the zoo to kill time.
After meeting up with Nic at the North Shore we started out on the railroad tracks that skirt the East Bluff. We had grand plans to explore a bit more of the bluff but ended up accidentally finding Tipping Point. From there we hopped up to the top of the bluff and walked around for a bit.
The hiking was actually substantially easier than we thought it'd be but it was still rough. Talus is bad enough. Snow covered talus is simply frightening. I made Nic go first so it was safer for me!
We found a handful of cool things including the base of some old cemented together shelter. Most of all though it reignited our interest in solidifying the potential on the East Bluff. For the few moments were were hiking along the top of the bluff we saw a staggering amount of rock.
This short jaunt gave us a very brief glimpse into what the lake may give us this next season. I really do hope that people will focus on that rather than just doing the same established problems for the umpteenth time. Even with how good last year was, I still didn't see the sheer amount of exploration that we saw in the breakout season of 2009. Hope that happens this year.
Here's a few pics.
Then we climbed on the Moon Wall, got Nic slightly drunk at Coopers, and he lost at the comp. Not only did he lose at winning but he couldn't even be the best loser. He got third place. Not even first loser.
It was fun seeing him though and in the words of Katie "He didn't even piss me off. Not once!". I enjoy climbing and hanging out with Nic and wish that he lived down here. Come on Molly. Do it!
Maybe it'll work if we steal his dog!!
That's all I got.
5 months ago