As I reported, the session was at Newlin this Saturday, but no one reminded the weather not to suck for a few days leading up.
After hiking all the way to the new sector, we learned that 4 inches of snow and seeping holds were to be found on EVERY BOULDER. We resigned ourselves to a chilly picnic of Fiona's homemade banana bread and hung out... But wait... could there be dry boulders elsewhere? YES YES YES!!!!!!!
This photo caught Rich and Fiona in some sort of strange warm-up ritual. Weird Eh?
That, or he is issuing the worst wedgie ever to Thomas who is laying on the pads at his feet. He looks guilty. I bet that is the real story.
I believe it was Fiona's first try on this thing and she crushed it. Sending in only a few goes!
Check that GRRRRR face!
We all used Atari as a warm-up before moving on to Geiman In A Blender.
This was a sort of side-project for Rich, and he was able to polish it off. NICE JORB DOOD!!!!11!
Diggs also made some solid goes at it but didn't quite pull it off. IT WILL TOTALLY GO!
Fiona also made some strong efforts, and was wearing a great T-Shirt for pictures. Excellent execution on both counts Fi!
After repeating Geiman, Thomas and I jumped on The Green Iguana.
Thomas sorted out the beta, and I was able to pull through and finish it after him.
Really fun moves, and a little scary at the top. What more could you want out of unexpected extra rounds of bouldering!?!?
We finished the day with Thomas cleaning and working the arete to the left of Iguana. Some interesting power moves off of a large sloper lead to thin holds and a big move for the top. FUN FUN FUN, but it didn't go down that day.
A pretty rad day for what looked like a long hike when we arrived at the new area. Thanks to the usual suspects for showing up and pulling down! You guys rock!