7-28-09 Discover Rock Climbing Course

Lydia and Caitlin came up from the Kittery ME, Dover NH area for a taste of outdoor rock climbing after trying it in the gym. This was a great graduation present from Lydia’s parents!

After a short hike to Square Ledge we started with some knots...
After a short hike to Square Ledge we started with some knots...
With a "slingshot" belay we started working on climbing technique...
With a "slingshot" belay we started working on climbing technique...
Then we really got climbing!
Then we really got climbing!
Caitlin finding her way to the 1st anchor on our climb...
Caitlin finding her way to the 1st anchor on our climb...
The 2nd climb we did is the appropriately named "Chimney", rated 5.6
The 2nd climb we did is the appropriately named "Chimney", rated 5.6
Tricky starts demand...
Tricky starts demand...
Attentive Belayers!
Attentive Belayers!
Mount Washington in the background...
Mount Washington in the background...
Next we tried "The Brain", rated 5.8 this one is tricky!
Next we tried "The Brain", rated 5.8 this one is tricky!
Lydia finds a creative way to rest...
Lydia finds a creative way to rest...
Coming down shows how steep this climb is!
Coming down shows how steep this climb is!
We finished the day rappelling the 165 foot West Face we had climbed that morning...
We finished the day rappelling the 165 foot West Face we had climbed that morning...

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The two of you were a pleasure to climb with. Very supportive of each other and full of positive energy. I am certain going to separate colleges will not strain your friendship in the least bit! Enjoy the rest of your summer vacation and good luck starting college next year (with a new hobby)!

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