What a fantastic two days! It was obvious from the beginning that Mel & Kyle have a serious adventure streak (Kyle proposed to Melanie on Mount Washington after a summit climb), and they select birthday and anniversary vacation destinations based on what outdoor sports they can do while there… my kind of people! We started off on Day 1 working on Slab/Multi-pitch technique over at Whitehorse Ledge. We climbed 4 pitches of Standard Route before rappelling down, grabbing some lunch, then working on some crack climbing on Beezebub and Seventh Seal.
Day 2 brought us over to Cathedral Ledge where we rappelled the Barber Wall then climbed a very memorable Upper Refuse, followed by a scenic lunch atop Airation Buttress and some top-roping/gear clinics down at the North End to finish the day.
It was a perfect 2 days of climbing, and I’m pretty sure Mel & Kyle are hooked as they were checking our shoes and harness from the store while I was heading home. I’m pretty sure I’ll see them back on the cliffs in the near future!
For information on the Fast Track Program go here: http://www.emsexploration.com/climb/accelerated-intro-to-rock-climbing/