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dagibbs


Oct 30, 2011, 4:32 PM

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A late season day
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It is starting to get pretty late in the season for climbing up here in Ottawa (Ontario, Canada). With the overnight lows generally below freezing, the rock tends towards cold, and cold rock really sucks the heat out of your hands. But, the high today was supposed to be around 7C (45F) and sunny -- so the sun would (hopefully) warm the rock. Sadly, it wasn't so sunny, so the rock was chilly all day.

It is a lot harder to pull moves with confidence when your fingers are numb enough that you can't actually feel the edge they're on very well. So, we spent the day mostly top-roping (I led on easy sport route) at a local crag (Calabogie) that has easy top-of-cliff access.

I am hoping to get another day or two this year, and then it will be no more outdoor climbing until I make it to EPC in early March.


(This post was edited by dagibbs on Oct 30, 2011, 7:29 PM)



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