Sunday, May 31, 2009

Rained Out

We took a chance on the weather this weekend, and we didn't quite win. Shaun and Aaron joined us at the Wild Basin boulder, and during our warm-up problems it began to rain. We hoped it would pass, and it looked like it might, but eventually the storm strengthened and we walked out in pouring rain. We did get a few tries on the "Slot Problem." Conditions weren't great, but it felt much more doable for me this year. On my best go, I managed to get into position and jump for the finishing jug. I think I'll be able to finish it off with one more session. Aaron and Shaun also made quick progress.

Aaron wielding his improvised stick brush.

On the drive home we noticed it wasn't raining at Carter Lake. We stopped and ran a lap on the Scenic Boulder "Standard Route," and started working a traverse across the boulder.

Scenic Boulder "Standard Route"

Soon the sun came out, and due to heat and humidity, bouldering was no longer fun. We took the girls down to play at the edge of the lake.

The two short sessions added up to about half a workout. Ashley left for the gym as soon as we got home.

Summer vacation is officially here, but we're still very busy taking care of things and preparing for the move. I have plans to do more thoughtful blogging once things calm down. Some other bloggers have already gotten started. Check out the links list. Mountains and Water has some good posts to think about.


bah-bah-Bacon said...

Aaron looks freakin' crazy! Cool yous guys got some climbing at Carter that day.

Peter Beal said...

Thanks for the recommendation!