- Easy Overhang (5.4)
- Brinton's Crack (5.6)
- Berkeley (5.6)
- Birch Tree Crack (5.8)
- Last Gasp (5.8 R)
- Foreplay (5.5)
- Northwest Crack/Arete (5.7)
- Peter's Project (5.7)
Not a bad little Friday night all told... Eric led Foreplay as his first trad lead ever, looking solid the whole way.
I love knocking off pitches like this, it's great fun, and a great workout (mentally, physically and technically). I highly recommend grabbing a partner, a ~40m rope, a light rack and spending a day (or an evening) trying to simply log as many pitches as possible at any grade - it will make you a better climber. Without rushing, Eric and I did 8 pitches in 3-4 hours - we took our time and enjoyed each pitch, sampling a bunch of classics. It really is impressive what can be done with a small shift from the typical top-rope siege mentality that dominates route climbing at DL. Decrease the pack size, increase the climbing and watch the competence and confidence flourish!
|Eric, cleaning up on Berkeley (5.6)|
|If the goal is pitches; bring a headlamp. Eric seconds Peter's Project (5.7) at dusk|