Saturday, April 30, 2005

This Spring

Well, my goal of climbing 5.11 by this spring has faltered. I am struggling to get up them, and can haul myself move by move if need be, but I am really struggling to maintain the finger strength throughout a route. Still, it is a process and I am climbing better than I was this past fall.

Went to Austin Texas recently for a conference and ended up flying in a day early to do some climbing in the Greenbelt. Jonathan and I scaled a couple of 5.9's and he really struggled up an 11 but was able to piece together the moves. It was a real treat to get outside after such a winter of discontent.

The weather is finally turning here. We have been talking about hitting Hammond Pond, Quincy Quarries or even bouldering at Longwood in the coming weeks. Gotta love the spring time...because it means the warm summer rock is just smooth layback away...