Sunday Carly and I met the Stecks at Hardware wall for another late summer day on limestone. Carly and I worked on Gray Matter (5.12b) last time we were there. The Steck’s each had their projects too.
The morning was on the chilly side despite the clear skies. We all waited in the sun near the horses to do a little stretching and catch up before wading across the stream and up to the wall. The temps were still on the cool side at the wall for the first hour or so but then were just right for maximum friction.
Jeremy was able to get his project. Dana got a new highpoint and figured out her redpoint crux which is a around mid-height. Carly was still working her beta on top rope on our route. I thought I’d be able to get it this day, but I lost steam after my second go. My third attempt was a total fail. I think I have all the hand beta, but the foot beta is hard to commit to memory since many of the feet in the cruxes are indistinct. Based on the weather forecast it doesn’t look promising that we’ll be able to go this coming weekend, which means we are likely going to have to wait until next year to get back on the route because of other stuff coming up soon.