Sunday, September 30, 2012

Riverside Quarry, 07/21/2012

On Saturday the 21st of June we decided that it was time to go to the beach.  Now of course I'm not one to miss out on some climbing on a Saturday, so we decided to go to the Riverside Quarry and do a few routes on our way to the beach.

We arrived at the Quarry and headed to slab city where we began with our regular warm up on "Mantle Marathon" (5.10a).  I lead the route and hung the draws for Amy, then she lead the route but took a fall at the crux.

Prepping for the crux of Mantlepiece - 5.10b

Clipping the bolt after the crux

Next up we decided to do the route to the right of Mantle Marathon, a 5.10b called "Mantlepiece".  I ran up Mantlepiece and got the redpoint, then Amy tried the route, but she was having kind of an off day, so she wasn't able to do the crux and decided to just come down.  I ended up running up the route again on TR to clean the anchors, then we moved onto a route that Amy wanted to do, "Shattered Dreams" (5.10c).

Amy about to try the crux of Mantlepiece

Amy still hasn't been able to do Shattered Dreams cleanly, and she knew that she was having an off day, but she wanted to give it a go anyway.  I ran up the route and set up the TR, then Amy went up it and didn't do too poorly especially considering how she had been feeling about climbing throughout the day.  She still hasn't got it, but she's getting closer.

After that we headed to Huntington Beach for some fun in the water.

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