I 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.