The past couple weeks have been a lot of hangboarding, and I can somehow still run 7-8 miles without any trouble, plus I can finally sit in the car for reasonable lengths of time without completely stiffening up. And I actually was able to make it out for a session at Carderock yesterday. Not the hardest climbing I've ever done, but just being out there in this gorgeous weather was nice enough.
But getting back to why I started typing in the first place...
I somehow never posted about it, but I finally made it down to climb at Old Rag back in August! Not just walking up the trail or bouldering at the base, but actually dragging our gear up for some routes.
First off, the views alone were worth it!
We spent most of our time around the Sunset Walls, with a little detour as Chris attempted to locate a few routes he'd spied on a previous walk around. Even that was fun, with scrambling across pits and through caves that was every bit as physical as some of the routes we did, with equally good scenery along the way.
My favorite routes of the day were at Middle Sunset. We all started off on Frigid Air, with great stances all the way up the dihedral and plenty of big gear. Even better was Dark Side of the Moon, the slightly more delicate slab face to the right. Just my style!
|Chris Irwin on Frigid Air|
|Peter Jensen on The Arborist|