Sun, Mar 19 2023 - On the Rocks at Allenbrook (View Original Event Details)

Trip Leader(s): Horhay
Participants:Horhay, Jim W, Jane Z, Shawn Z, Luis

Write Up:

At 09:00 it was stll well below freezing, so we bumped the start up until 11 and it warmed up to freezing! That still did NOT stop us. Set up two top rope lines and rappelled down in my "slides" forgot my shoes AGAIN (2nd time this week), thankfully I had my climbing shoes in my rope bag! Wool socks & CROC slides are actually not too shabby in freezing temps. 5 hearty souls hit several lines, starting at the Groove ( a 5.8, that plays out like a 10!). Even Happy Hooker, a 5.12, started off easier than the Groove...but there was an obligatory blood sacrifice by yours truly...what's new? Just a dig on the shin and a BIG SWING away....although Jim got the award of the biggest swing ride Sunday as he came off Happy Hooker when we were roped up over Rumors...LOL. Everyone climbed until their forearms and bodies couldn't take any least the sun was on us and we found ways to stay warm in between climbs and belays...kudos to you all - hopefully the warmer temps Wednesday prove us better climbers :P 
A few snaps from Sunday:

top rope tie in

RAP'ing down

The Groove Set up

L.C. on the Groove

Staying Warm

Here comes the Sun

Happy Hooker

Horhay on Happy Hooker