Monday, October 12, 2009

A Columbus Day Miracle

It was quite cold and dreary until one o'clock this afternoon. Then the sun came out, but it was still below 30 degrees outside. I thought the Rubber Blanket Boulder (the one I swept off a couple days ago) might be climbable, so we drove up Sinks Canyon to check it out. The possibility of perfect conditions never crossed my mind, but that's what we found. T-shirt weather on fun moderate up problems, and difficult crimpy traverses.

Still lots of snow where I hadn't swept or shoveled.

We did a couple great traverse problems, and we still have a couple more to return for.

Saturday's prep session paid off nicely, and I'm feeling much more secure about winter climbing in Sinks. Thank Christopher!

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