Sunny climbing on North Table Mountain

Mark in the crux of Big Dihedral 5.8I catch a ride with Mark and Kate and their friends Rachel and J.D. to Golden for a little sport climbing. It’s a clear, hot, beautiful day for climbing. We were all up late last night, maybe a little dehydrated and worse for wear, but we all get some good climbing in. Routes:

Interface 5.8. First time I’ve lead this – not so easy to reach that first bolt!
Big Dihedral 5.8. Always one of my favorites up here, Mark enjoys a good trad lead.
Kevin Spies The Line 5.6. Mark hangs some extended draws and clips the first bolt on this for Rachel, who makes it her first lead. Mark looked a little shaky on that first clip!
Table Top 5.10b. I was afraid of this overhanging column, but managed the flash! Third bolt clip was a touch hairy.
Henry Spies The Line 5.10a. The second bolt has been chopped. I was impressed with Mark’s stance that allowed him to slot a nut there.

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3 responses to “Sunny climbing on North Table Mountain”

  1. There was some snow on the mesa first thing in the morning, but the sun made short work of it. The peaks are all gleaming white, though!

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