|The Stone Summit|
Soon enough, I became the one to broach the ever popular subject. I assured myself that this was acceptable because the insufferable heat made it all but impossible to climb anyway. I may have retained a veneer of toughness, but I knew I would take up the first offer given to visit the new gym. In exchange for some beta about the Gunks, "Saxfiend" offered to let me use one of his guest passes, so I could get in for free. That settled it. We agreed to meet up on Thursday night, and unable to find anyone to split gas, I was off alone towards the plastic powerhouse.
|The first half of the 70 meter gym route|
|The Giant Prow|
Stone Summit is the Disney World of climbing. They are both cheap imitations of the real thing, but no one can deny their appeal. At only 12 bucks a person, I recommend that anyone in the Southeast make at least one trip to see this thing. The fact that this place was packed on a Thursday seems to say that this is the future of climbing gyms. It will be interesting to see how this gym will affect the climbing scene in the Southeast, but that is another article.
|Fried after three hours of madness, "Saxfiend" ties in for his final route.|