Despite below-freezing temperatures, we stay optimistic and pile into Kate & Mark’s Prius with our climbing gear. It looks good when we park, but then the sun disappears behind a cloud and a frigid wind starts to blow. Persistent, we drop some topropes anyway, and are rewarded by the return of sunshine and gradually warming temperatures. Another win for stubborn idiocy!
- Upper Kor’s Crack 5.9
- Never disappoints. I may even be close to a stable sequence!
- Chuckawalla 5.8
- It’s wide, but I’m getting comfortable enough to think maybe I should lead it…
- Chuckawalla Right 5.10
- Ann says Mark and I both find different sequences up this entertaining bit of face climbing
- Lower Kor’s Crack 5.10
- Ann and Kate do much better than Mark and I on this one. I fight my up with maximum effort with a couple of falls, fingerlocks barely sticking, but do far worse on my next try. Mark starts with lots of falls but eventually nails a sequence that works for him.