Saturday, January 30, 2010

Cold finger climbing on 9th Street

We decided we couldn't wait for summer...we couldn't even wait for spring. We were tired of climbing in the gym and wanted to get outside. Jennilyn, Mark, and I headed up to 9th street in Ogden for some winter climbing. Mark stuck some hot hands packs in our chalk bags and were good to go. Jennilyn and Mark are way better climbers than I am. They warmed up on this 5.9 route and then each climbed a couple more difficult ones. I on the other hand, warmed up and burnt out on the same first climb. They coached me through a few moves on the harder climbs but then I had to settled for taking pictures. They're awesome teachers and I'm slowly gaining on them, but it'll be awhile before I'm as good as they are...if that ever happens.
Then it was Jennilyn's turn to give up. I think this was the only time I've ever seen Mark top rope something and the only reason he did was because neither of us could make it to the top of the route to get the gear off and he had to do it himself. The view behind him was awesome. Maybe someday I'll see it from the top.
I can't wait for summer!

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