Monday, August 13, 2012

Taylors Falls

Katie in the middle of the Cave Traverse

Woah, what's that????  A climbing picture?!?  On the blogsite?!?!?!?!?!  Shomygosh...

Yep, Katie had her birthday on Saturday and we went up to Taylors Falls and stayed with Nic for the night at his house in White Bear Lake.  It was super fun and even though Katie didn't manage a send of the Cave Traverse, it was absurdly nice to just get outside and climb on rock for a bit.

Katie looked incredibly strong and repeated all the moves rather quickly but unfortunately a kneepad snafu ended up making a normally pedestrian move quite a bit harder.  She had a number of good links but her energy ran out before it all clicked together.

Katie towards the end of the Cave Traverse

As for myself, I puttered around on some of the warmups and my finger felt good for the first time in a while.  Granted I didn't grab anything too small and I could still feel how tender it was, but positive movement is a very good thing.

After we were done climbing we drove over to Nic and Molly's house (which is awesome) and hung out with them and some other friends.  We met new people, had fun with others we hadn't seen in a while and had a good time.

I got slightly drunk and started drinking bourbon again, Nic got really drunk and almost started his lawn on fire.  The night was a success.

Things seem to be turning for the positive recently.  Started climbing again last week, started running again a couple weeks ago, trips are being planned and I can feel the energy returning a bit.  Are we in for another good fall?????  Here's to hoping.


  1. happy birthday Katie! Sounds like a good time... minus hanging out with Nic. Yuck :-)

  2. nice perspective on the cave traverse.

  3. Thanks, I like how those turned out.

    Sweaty, I had to make up for missing out on OR!!!! We nearly finished a large bottle of bourbon.

  4. I wish I was as strong at katwi. C$