Saturday, January 31, 2015

Climbing with the NGRC Climbing Club

Climbers on the Cave
A photo of me before climbing Elsas Face
  There was a big climbing group today. My old climbing friend, Long, started a climbing club at his company, and I was invited to pad the roster a little bit. It was a big group of beginner outside climbers. I had a lot of fun and it was a nice day out of the house overall.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The New Nickel City

The Nickel City near our house closed. Suddenly our access to pinball machines diminished rapidly. It turned out that they moved house to a much larger space in Miramar. We took 10 dollars and had a full evening of intense competitive pin ball action. It was exciting that there were 3 pin ball machines we have never seen at the new location.

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Santee Boulders: Dog Pile and the Lonesome boulder

Where do climbers go when they only have a rope, a few quickdraws, a few slings, and a few caribiners (and about a 5.9 climbing ability)? To santee boulders of course. I am pretty excited about this day because not only did alex finally gain some confidence by climbing the 5.8/5.9 at dogpile, but we got to climb over at lonesome boulder, which is something I have NEVER done before. Its amazing that there were such perfect climbs in this small climbing park that I've never been on before.
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

New Rope Part 2: Santee Boulders

I was itching to go on a second outing this weekend. I wanted to exercise new rope privileges.  I know that the dog pile in santee boulders has a really newbie friendly setup so we went there. I have come so far in climbing. I may not be as muscular as I once was, but I am really building my confidence up again fast. 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

New Rope Part 1: Woodsen

Alex and I bought a new Rope this weekend! I was so nervous and excited about this purchase. For one, I am actually not used to Alex being my climbing partner. I am normally the most inexperienced one of the group. Us actually accumulating gear means that I will be teaching, which is nerve racking. Additionally, Climbing with my own gear is new for me. I normally hang out with people that have standard full racks. I barely have enough gear for a minimal sport climb. It was hard picking out routes that were easy enough for Alex, bolted for my quick draw anchors, and additionally had a walk off so we wouldn't have to do any sketch downclimbing. That is actually a tall order for around these parts.

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Friday, January 16, 2015

// Lately //

Alex bought me a new purse big enough to carry my DSLR. The purse is so cute and the utility is hard to beat. This meandering post captures a bit of our adventures lately.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Mount Woodsen New Topo

Chris Hubbard came to the January ACSD Meeting at Mesa Rim. He gave everyone a brand new topo that explores the right side of the Mount Woodsen Path. We did a few climbs but most of the day was just exploring.

It has been a while since I've gone climbing outdoors, so even todays easy day ripped me pretty good. It was a good day overall and it felt good feeling just that much more comfortable with bouldering. The hardest route I did was a 5.9.

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