Rock Climbing --- 6/2/2014 - 6/3/2014 --- Gunks

22 Degrees

A great trip to the gunks. Mid-week is soooo much less crowded! Erin and I never rushed, never woke early, and enjoyed every belay ledge. Yet we still managed to climb a ton of pitches. Stellar!

Monday we climbed Birdland, Grease Gun Groove (with the roof variation near the top). Then the 5.11 alternate start to GGG which went on the third try for me this time. First time I've ever sent that move. We climbed Yellow Ridge and luxuriated on the belay couch. Then we finished the day on Disneyland and enjoyed a great dinner, mandolin serenade, and two games of Set... both of which Erin won handily.

Tuesday... Happy one year anniversary of living in Ithaca, Erin! We celebrated by climbing :)

Started the day on Ursula which I hadn't climbed in ages. Waited out a short rain shower while rappelling. Then climbed Ant's Line which was a scary lead since the corner was wet in a few critical places. Of course we set a toprope on Ent's Line. Ent's delivered me two good laps. It was Erin's first time on the climb and she got all the moves, not needing more than three tries for any of them. Pretty impressive! After that we headed back to Ithaca with a stop for Ben & Jerry's. And we showed our IDs to get a six pack of Ginger Beer. I only drank a bit since I was driving.

Erin on Birdland (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Erin on Birdland    Gunks -- 6/2/2014

Erin on Birdland (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Erin on Birdland    Gunks -- 6/2/2014

Erin on Birdland (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Erin on Birdland    Gunks -- 6/2/2014

Erin on Birdland (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Erin on Birdland    Gunks -- 6/2/2014

Erin on Birdland (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Erin on Birdland    Gunks -- 6/2/2014

Erin on Birdland (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Erin on Birdland    Gunks -- 6/2/2014

Erin on Birdland (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Erin on Birdland    Gunks -- 6/2/2014

Erin on Birdland (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Erin on Birdland    Gunks -- 6/2/2014

Grease Gun Groove direct start (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Grease Gun Groove direct start    Gunks -- 6/2/2014

Grease Gun Groove direct start (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Grease Gun Groove direct start    Gunks -- 6/2/2014

Grease Gun Groove direct start (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Grease Gun Groove direct start    Gunks -- 6/2/2014

Erin at the top of Disneyland (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Erin at the top of Disneyland    Gunks -- 6/2/2014

Erin at the top of Disneyland (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Erin at the top of Disneyland    Gunks -- 6/2/2014

Selfie at the top of Disneyland (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Selfie at the top of Disneyland    Gunks -- 6/2/2014

Dinner! And breakfast! And dinner again! (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Dinner! And breakfast! And dinner again! We really should have added another tomato.    Gunks -- 6/2/2014

Erin on Ursula (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Erin on Ursula    Gunks -- 6/3/2014

Erin on Ursula (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Erin on Ursula    Gunks -- 6/3/2014

Erin on Ursula (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Erin on Ursula    Gunks -- 6/3/2014