Trad and Sport at Rumney Rocks

August 12, 2010 § Leave a comment

Aubrey loves a good stout climb. It could be a crack, face or sport route as long as it provides an interesting sequence and challenges the body and mind. Yesterday we started our day in the Black Jack Boulders area. The Black Jack Crack is a stout test piece with 40 feet of slippery off fingers and hands. This was not a good warm up for us but we rose to the occasion and gave it a good effort. After Black Jack we started our circuit hiking up to the Triple Corner area. We climbed two moderate sport faces Rack for Sale 5.7 and Trigger Happy 5.9. Now that we were properly warmed up it was over to Bonsai to work on Masterpiece 5.10a and War and Piece 5.9+. Bonsia is full of steep and pumpy overhangs between the 5.10 and 5.12 grades. Our next stop was the left end of the Main cliff. Aubrey did a great job putting up the ropes on two routes Preppy Crack 5.7+ and Whimpy Gilman 5.4. We continued on the Main Cliff area and climbed Armed and Dangerous 5.10b. To complete our circuit we climbed one more overhang Hippos on Parade 5.9 at the Meadows Area. It was another great day of crack, face and steep overhanging climbs.

Aubrey on the opening moves of Trigger Happy.

Pushing through the mantle move to gain the upper wall.
Aubrey climbing Hippos on Parade 5.9, Meadows Area, Rumney Rocks.

Approaching the overhang on Hippos.

Thanks to Aubrey for a great day on the rocks.
Art Mooney
Art Mooney

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