It was a cold rainy Saturday. Alex, Garrett, Ryan, Ian, Elani and I hit the road for Seneca at 5:30am. A few bleary-eyed hours later, we racked up in the parking lot and hit the rock. A few of us used the cold rain as motivation to get some practice climbing in our mountaineering boots, training for winter ascents.
Elani and I climbed up a slippery Ecstasy Junior, Old Ladies, and Old Mans. After those 9 pitches, our rope got stuck at the top of Traffic Jam, so I had to reclimb and down climb the last pitch. Darkness caught us, so we rapped down by headlamp. Alex and Ryan got trapped behind a team of six on Old Mans. Garrett and Ian hit pitch 1 of Conn's East and then SECOND PITCH OF SOLER.
On Sunday, the weather had cleared and warmed. Alex and Ryan used creative route-finding on Ecstasy, Garrett and Ian jammed up Green Wall, and Elani and I cruised up Thais. Summit rendezvous inspired silly photos.