June 23, 2011

Still in the Game

I spent the previous two weeks teaching a rock climbing course in Leavenworth, WA!  It was great being able to continue working for The NOLS even though I have a full time engineering job.  I totally felt like I was getting paid to take a vacation.  Nothing super exciting to report from the course; students were great, weather was almost perfect.  Things went so smoothly it was actually pretty uneventful.  I did get to learn the climbing out there much better, so next time I go back it won't seem like such a mystery.  A highlight for me was climbing Condorphamine Addiction, a 7-pitch 5.10b sport climb.  I highly recommend it due to it's well-bolted nature and varied climbing (steeper face, lots of slab, and even an occasional crack).  Most of the climbing is in the 5.8-5.9 range, with a couple of harder moves that are both on well-bolted slabby sections.

The weather here is finally starting to get better, so hopefully I'll have some first class adventuring to report soon!

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