Monday, December 6, 2010

December Rock Climbing!

I (Neil) just finished a three day rock climbing / training trip with long time clients Ted and Chris. Even in December we were able to find some amazing rock climbing. There is a little known fact that Bishop has more climbable days in the winter than Joshua tree. They arrived on Thursday and checked into their hotel in Bishop. The next morning we met at Jacks Waffle shop and decided to check out Pine Creek. With early snow and a weather forecast that threatened snow
and rain we were still able to find dry rock and fun climbing in Pine Creek. With light jackets we were able to climb several pitches with
bare hands and had a great day. We were having such fun that we ended up hiking out in the dark with headlamps.

Day two found us meeting and having breakfast at the Village Cafe. I had never been there before and was pleasantly surprised to find a great local breakfast. We went to the Owens River Gorge and had a great day of climbing despite the overcast conditions. We were able to stay comfortable and climb bare handed all day.

Day three found us again having breakfast at the Village Cafe and then heading out to the Happy Boulders for a quick session before Chris and Ted drove home. We were able to have some fun Bouldering and Circuit training and worked some problems before Chris and Ted stopped by Sage to Summit for some new shoes before their drive home.

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