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2015-08-15 thru 16 in the City

Dawn of a hazy Sunday in the City.
Dawn of a hazy Sunday in the City.

August 15-16, 2015

Not much to write about but Matt and I met Rox and Marmar up in the City for some slightly hot but still fun weekend of climbing.  We chased shade somewhat unsuccessfully at times, sent at times, backed off at times, and had some good times.

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Matt’s Birthday at City of Rocks

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Matt starting up Singapore (5.11a).

September 19-20, 2014

Spent the weekend up at the City of Rocks again.  Weather didn’t cooperate today so we ended up coming back to SLC after making breakfast.  Despite this it was a good time with good friends.  I got back on a route I TRed a couple weeks ago called Cairo (5.11).  Unfortunately the climb is quite a bit different when leading than when on top rope.  It took me a few hangs to commit to the moves and get the rope up.  I was able to do it clean on a second go.

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2014-08 City of Rocks and Castle Rock

Carly making the slabby traverse over to the chains.
Carly making the slabby traverse over to the chains.

August 16-17, 2014

Made an unexpected trip to the City of Rocks and Castle Rock.  Weather has been quite nice the last 3 weeks or so here in SLC and usually mid/late-summer trips to the City can be hot.  Forecasts called for mid to high 70’s and clear skies–perfect weather.  We ended up chasing shade a little but over it was a great weekend.

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Carly’s First Visit to City of Rocks

A beautiful spring afternoon at the City of Rocks.
A beautiful spring afternoon at the City of Rocks.

May 17-18, 2014

After Carly’s GMAT exam on Saturday we headed to the City of Rocks.  Being less than 3 hours away it is a very doable trip mid way through the day Saturday for a weekend excursion.  We headed out after lunch and were at Parking Lot Rock around 4.  We didn’t get a ton of climbing in but we did have fun.  Fun BLM camping and looking for friends, good grippy granite, sunny weather–though it did get blustery and chilly on Sunday.  First of many trips this season I’m sure!