Saturday, May 5, 2018

As Above, So Below

... a chilly day in the forest - return to the 'One Thing'...

... warming up some cold digits - 'Hermes' boulder...

... and a bit of fun working some light weight eliminates...

... over to the 'Emerald Tablet' boulder - 'Unus Mundas'...

...  and alternate 'Intervention of Grace'...

... bit of a reachy dyno...

... a bit later over at 'Thoth' boulder - 'Deeper Order' here... right side route 'Tall Man' is an old classic - had seen only one ascent out of many tries from a few very good climbers back in the "dark days" and then a second during "medieval times" - no idea how it's fared in these recent "modern ages" - probably a trade route now - maybe not... caution: will comment that by divine voice of the 'Antigone' all attempts are to be made ground up - the extra 3 to 5 inches afforded a crash pad is considered a violation of this divine law... it's said that any successful attempt in violation of this rule will result in the instant eradication of the violator by a single lightning bolt hurled from the heavens by the mighty Zeus himself!!...*

... got a lot accomplished on a few boulders - but didn't take much to cook a few sausages once thawed...

... opted for the scenic route on the way out...

... a short and very pleasant, albeit rugged, hike through a beautiful small gorge with tumbling brook set in a riparian forest of thick rhododendron and hemlock...

... with flanking slopes of large sandstone boulders (that's 'Floyd Little' boulder in the far)...

 ... and massive sandstone blocks...

*... bit of an "in-joke" there - having some fun with the individual who threw a total sh*t fit when he could no longer (and only) slap the small horizontal hold without launching from a pad - he knows who he is...

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