Monday, October 24, 2011

Mill Creek Climbing, the North Rim

Posted By on Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 3:57 PM

Jenny and I headed up to Mill Creek's North Rim the other day after a night of intense rain. We were skeptical of the climbing opportunity as the fog was thick on the mountain and the land was damp.

North Rim approach

But with the beauty of autumn promising a nice walk regardless, we persevered and were rewarded with not only beautiful light and colors but the sport climbing routes were dry, totally dry. The fog moved in and out, and we felt the wan warmth of the occasional sunshine and cold clamp of the coastal fog. It became a great day in my memory as much for the weather, good fortune and happiness about taking the chance as it was about the two additional onsight leads I was able to accomplish on the Tick Wall far east. If nothing else I had reinforcement to head out into the weather until it mandates that you turn around. Change your perspective or goals, but don't let the weather keep you grounded and raking leaves in the yard...unless you want to rake.

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