June 12-13, Lumpy Ridge

“Oh crap, not again.” That thought ran through my mind as the sleet started pummeling us while on the 2nd pitch of Batman and Robin (5.6). All I could think about was yet another epic in RMNP and kicked myself for not respecting how fast the clouds were moving in.

Luckily, after about 10 minutes of suckage, the sleet went away and the sun was back out. We didn’t summit Batman Pinnacle though, because we had already started our escape off the back side of the tower via a traverse and downclimb into the descent gully. Maybe next time.

It was Whitney’s first trad lead and she climbed in fine style.

Sunday saw us back at the Pear again with a few newbies. We warmed up on La Chaim (5.7). It turned out to be a nice route, although a bit run out on the first pitch. The next (and final) route of the day was Platinum Stethoscope (5.7) which I didn’t particularly care for. It wasn’t awful but it wasn’t great either.

The goal for next weekend is Kor’s Flake. The route description mentions “squeeze” which scares me. A lot. We’ll see how it goes.