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More climbing at Luskville

October 23, 2009 @ 14:56 By: gordon Category: Climbing

Climbing at Luskville with Kerri 022 Last Sunday, I picked up some more tubular webbing and an ATC belay device at Mountain Equipment Co-op and Kerri bought another rope like the one I own and some other stuff. Kitted out with our new gear, we headed back up to Luskville and spent the afternoon climbing. The weather was even nicer than the previous weekend, so we were able to climb for several hours.

We climbed up to the top of the John and Ron Cliffs at Luskville, decided on the routes and set our ropes in the anchors. I belayed Kerri from the top and then she belayed me from the bottom of the rockface.

The large crack in the first picture was one of the routes we worked on, with a couple of variations.  The other route was just to the right and presented its own challenges.

Climbing at Luskville with Kerri 030 You can see both of the ropes we set in the second picture to the right.

We also explored the top of the cliffs and scoped out some of the other routes in the area and generally enjoyed the sunshine.  It’s probably the last time we’re going to be able to get out before the snow flies, especially as I’m going to be away this weekend. Hopefully it will still be nice when I’m back next weekend and we’re able to get out instead of going to the climbing gym (not that there’s really anything wrong with the climbing gym).

Otherwise, maybe we’re going to have to look into ice climbing…

2 Responses to “More climbing at Luskville”

  1. Bob Sharp says:

    Interesting… Never knew you were into climbing… I know who to call next time I need tower work done…


    • gordon says:

      I’ve been climbing at the rock gym for a few years, but only started climbing outdoors on real rock last year. I actually found myself on the towers at the MARG Field Day site this year. I don’t have a rigging harness, but the heights don’t bother me. 🙂

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