Saturday, June 30, 2018

Rumney Rock Climb

Most, if not all, my outdoor trad climbing have been with male partners. But just recently I've had more opportunities to share the rope with other women while climbing outdoors! I've started climbing Connecticut Traprock with Nicole, and we now have more climbing in the plans.

This past weekend I got to meet and climb with more slaydies! Top roping at Rumney was the plan for @girlswhoclimbofficial meetup and although it was a scorcher, we climbed and hiked! There were women off different climbing levels - it was Sarah's first day outdoor climbing! And I even met and climbed with another woman who loves to crack climb! Photos taken at 5.8 Crag and Jimmy Cliff by Lovena Harwood and Sarah Mooney.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Tarzan - Rock Climbing

Tarzan - Crow Hill

A strenuous but fun climb. I've been wanting to climb Tarzan ever since first I saw it when I started climbing at Crow Hill for 6 years ago. Most of, if not all, the climbs are very intimidating for short person like me. But today I got to finally give Tarzan and try and loved it! I didn't get to finish it, but so happy I got on it and am really looking forward to trying it again. Thanks to Udai for the beta and belay!

I was glad I could fit my entire left side into this bit of off-width crack. It's such a fantastic rest spot for me.

Our Gary group including Dan, Scott, Andrew, Dan, Zheng and Jane met up at Crow Hill. Here's Dan (left) on Tarzan and Dan (right) on Buttress.

It was Andrew's first time outdoor climbing and he crushed it! Here he is on Intertwine.