Sunday, January 11, 2009


Among other things, I am an ice climber. It has taken a bit longer than I am used to for the ice to form enough to climb, but I am patient. After an exploratory hike up to Farley on Saturday Chris and I went to the Zoar Roadcuts to play around and get the first swings of the season under our belts.

The original plan had been, after a great dinner at the Hope and Olive and sleep at the Rolling J Farm, to drive to Rumney and climb before returning to Ahlington for dinner and the start of the work week. The only fly in the ointment was we received 10" of new snow overnight and driving when we needed to was not very safe. So, we played at Zoar and drove back early. Here's a shot of Chris topping out on one of the climbs at the Cuts.

There should be more coming this coming weekend.