Friday, October 14, 2011

almost one week ago...

Tommy picked me up in Fresno after an all nighter drive with my dad.  

We left Colorado in this:

At 2am we came across this:

Not Paris...this place:

 Dad thought we should try our luck at the slots and I ended up with this after putting $5 in the machine:

After the all night drive and meeting Tommy in Fresno I finally arrived here to sunshine:

And we got to meet up with this guy (COOPER!!):

And we went climbing with this guy (KYLE):


And I got a nice butt shot of Cooper climbing at the Chapel Wall!

TC was belaying very attentively

Then we went to spot TC on an evening bouldering sesh - he just can't stop climbing in the dark.

Then TC and KJ went back up on the wall to work the crux pitches and one afternoon I jugged 1100 feet up this wall:

Got to give my husband a kiss as he waited for the shade to come and cooler temps for climbing

Chatted with Hector in between his phone calls:

Watched the parties on the Reticent wall and the Dawn Wall aid climbing

And snapped this pic before rapping down a few hours later to go climb Reed's Direct!

Then I met up with Stacey (photo unavailable) and we ran 12 miles and practiced placing gear on Munginella (a 3 pitch 5.6!)

The guys came down, TC a little bummed after having trouble on the dyno pitch and KJ with a sprained ankle from the dyno pitch.  
Spirits were down, but I had spaghetti waiting which helped lighten the mood some.  
KJ is seeing his amazing PT today to get things worked out and the guys hope to get back on the wall this weekend.

In the meantime, we made breakfast burritos,

and TC spilled his latte all over the van floor.

The week has flown by, but I'm so happy to be in the Valley!!

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