Sunday, December 11, 2011

Warm Enough!

Today we set a new record. Annie and I climbed outside, on rock - the latest date in the calendar year ever for us.  It was only about 31 degrees, but since we had a bluebird sky with relatively no wind, we figured the rock would be warm. We were right. We got to enjoy 2 of our favorite routes on our close-to-home cliff and it will now be duly noted in the climbing journal.  We could hear ice popping free, breaking up and rattling down the gully in the distance - but our routes were safe from the falling, frozen debris.  It was a real pleasure to be able to crimp and smear on the real stuff today.  This is a rarity in Vermont only 9 or 10 days shy of the shortest day in the year.