A weekend in the 'Dacks

Jul. 23rd, 2017 11:35 pm
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I headed down to the ACC Montreal section's hut near Keene, NY for a long weekend of climbing on Thursday evening with Jenna (my climbing partner), Felix, and Ellie. My primary goal was to do two ascents (by different routes) of Chapel Pond slab as practice Jenna and I to get more experience together on multi-pitch climbing before our attempt on The Chief in Squamish in about a month. We did succeed with this on Friday, though it was a warm day. Saturday we had an excellent day of cragging at the Beer Walls, where I red-pointed several routes including the brilliant Sword, which was most everybody's favourite pitch of the trip. I also managed to find a couple of quite nice cams that someone had left behind in the rock. Sunday we woke up to rain, so had a mellow day, with a bit of shopping in Keene, where I ended up buying a few more climbing guidebooks. The drive home went smoothly, and was quite relaxed as we ended up home around 4:30pm.

All in all, it was a good weekend.
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...that I would find a bot to throw my Twitter musings up here like the one still running on my Livejournal does...

It seems like sort of a no-brainer, so we can but hope one will emerge...

Whistles

Jul. 19th, 2017 06:36 pm
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The library seems to be handing out whistles, this week. I keep hearing kids in the parking lot, tootling away.

It's not loud enough at this distance to bother me. I am more bemused than anything. But I can't imagine this is popular with parents.

Edited to add:
The whistling has continued, and finally I stopped by to ask: What's going on? Turns out the whistles are the prize for a summer reading program. The woman at the front desk thinks it's an odd choice too. I could tell it wasn't her program decision. :-)

A summer weekend

Jul. 16th, 2017 11:22 pm
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I think this was the first weekend this year that truly felt like summer -- hot and humid. It's felt, so far, like we've mostly had an extended rainy spring.

I climbed at Lac Sam on Saturday with a small crew, then had dinner with the family back in Ottawa -- my sister, brother-in-law and nieces (2) were in town for a 2 weeks (except BIL, only a week) and headed out this morning, so met up with them for the last dinner before they left.

Today we climbed at Mont Rigaud as it was the only area without a 70-80% POP starting in the afternoon. We did get a full day of good, but hot, climbing there.

BOS -> YOW & home

Jul. 14th, 2017 09:14 pm
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Ah, Ottawa. Welcomed home by a thunderstorm and drenched between the airport and my car.

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