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Redrocks Gloucester - Rock Climbing

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The Masters Wall Spent the morning climbing at Redrocks with Jeni. We had planned to climb at the "Down Under Wall" but couldn't find it, so we headed to the Main Wall. We started by each leading Roll The Bones 5.6 , a sport route on the left side of the Main Wall. Since it was Jeni's first time at Redrocks, I wanted to set up a top rope on the center of the Main wall, particularly The Zipper. But a party of 7 was already setup, complete with two hammocks. :) So we climbed Luck Of The Irish 5.8 and The Vatican 5.7 on the Masters Wall. Then finish on The Pink Floyd Wall climbing Meddle 5.6 , And I gave the Unnamed Bolted Face 5.10 a try but could only get up to its first bolt. Jeni on Meddle (5.6)

Redrocks - Rock Climbing

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Leading Roll The Bones (5.5) Don't like the humidity and heat, but love climbing more! This morning, Nuno and I met up at Redrocks in Gloucester, MA. to get in a couple laps of climbing. Started on the Main Crag warming up on High Me (5.7),  then getting a short sport lead in on Roll The Bones (5.5) . Afterwards, we  moved onto the Pink Floyd Wall crag. By noon it was so, so humid and the wall was super slippery. So slippery I couldn't even finish Atom Heart Mother (5.6) . And I attempted Meddle (5.6) but my hand jams kept slipping out - even with my Ocun crack gloves on! I really wanted to just try and get into the crack up to the midpoint, but I couldn't keep my hand jammed. I'd love to get back to give the Pink Floyd Wall a try again but when it isn't so humid.  Thank you  Nuno, for your photos and your help and support for my  "Turning 60 and Climbing About It"  project!   W ith today’s climbing, I’m at  27 leads of 71 pitches!  Enjoy some

Laughing Gull - Rock Climbing

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Pano of Main Crag Super fun, super mellow day of rock climbing at Redrock in Gloucester with Etha!  I didn't expect to climb my second 5.11 slab today, but sure glad I did.  The start of  Laughing Gull  was so polished so I started to the left just under the cresent. Found a really good foothold to gain the cresent. Finding holds at the mid-section was definitely challenging. But that left-leaning crack was a sweet finish.   Etha also didn't expect to climb a 5.12 today, but she did and she killed it! She climbed the Andromeda Direct Start , without even knowing she was doing the Direct - we both hadn't looked at the guidebook or MP beta on this climb. While belaying her I kept telling myself, "this couldn't be a 5.11!" Sure enough, after she finished the climb, we looked it up in the guidebook and got all giddy when we realized that she took the direct start and climbed her first outdoor 5.12 -- Congratulations! Zipper was a fun layback.