Archive for September, 2010

A little local action

I don’t climb locally very often, so sometimes the gear and the moves feel iffy, but Saturday everything seemed to be flowing (aside from a few minutes stuck at the crux of Wishbone).В  John kept his head together following Knight’s Move and did some wild offwidth, gaston moves on Vector. I saw some friends I […]

September 27, 2010   Posted in: Connecticut Crags, Ragged Mountain  No Comments

So sweet

That first pitch of Erect Direction is probably one of the nicest pitches in the Gunks.В  It’s a shorter, less strenuous, less sustained version of Double Crack and, except for the shorter part, I think I appreciate that about it.В  Erect Direction P1 offers stress-free fun. This is the time of the year when the […]

September 20, 2010   Posted in: Gunks  No Comments

Cathy visits the Gunks

I asked Cathy what her favorite route was and she picked rapping Madame G’s in the freak hail storm.В  Yeah, it was memorable.В  We were finishing Madame G’s as the thunder got serious.В  We knew we needed to get down fast or get soaked, but I’d assured Cathy that people didn’t die from lightning strikes […]

September 14, 2010   Posted in: Gunks  One Comment

Pinnacle of Perfection

A beautiful day, a breath-taking view, one great partner, and a few nice moderates.В  Thanks to the Yale Climbing Club for sharing their guidebook and the rock with us. Herbarium, 5.5 First Crack, 5.4 Third Crack, 5.7+

September 7, 2010   Posted in: Connecticut Crags, Pinnacle  No Comments

John’s first day at the Gunks

John’s taken the belay class at the gym and climbed there twice so it was time to let him have a taste of real rock.В  The way he took to the crack at the gym–executing a backstep foot jam move I’ve never actually seen before–suggested he’d be a natural, and his total lack of regard […]

September 4, 2010   Posted in: Gunks  No Comments