Monday, March 11, 2013

Enough of Winter!

So a couple of weeks ago we decided we’d had enough of winter, and that a climbing trip was in order. We packed up the car and headed south down to Tennessee. We’ve spent the last couple of weeks bouldering in Stone Fort which has been, as always, amazing. And to make things even better we ran into Dave and Julie from Montreal and have been climbing and camping with Marcie.

Marcie on the balancy Fortune, V6.

Jason on Pancake Mantle, V2. This photo was stolen from Marcie, completely without her permission.

Me, warming up in the Back Nine while Marcie spots attentively.

It’s been a bit chilly, but thankfully we found out that Chester Frost State Park is actually open in the winter (despite what the original guidebook says) and has an awesome cook shelter, internet, and heated bathrooms.

Our typical post-dinner routine.

Last weekend, we drove up to Pigeon Forge to meet up with Sharon, an old friend from undergrad. She and her friends had rented a super posh cabin for the weekend. We thoroughly enjoyed the hiking, board games, moonshine, and company. Thanks for your hospitality, Southerners!

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