Portland - Day Meet newsletter entry

Portland - Day Meet

01/07/2018 – 01/07/2018

Written by: Ruth

Attendees: Adrianna, Hannah, Nadia, Ruth, Sarah, Steve

Overview

With hot weather forecast the climbing plan was formed with the primary goal of keeping in the shade throughout the day. The cloud largely dispelled the need of this, but we stuck to the plan and began the day at Nicodemus Knob, where Steve acted as the rope monkey putting up top ropes for the rest of us to take advantage of. The exception was Adrianna who rose to the challenge of leading one of the routes. A favourite for most was the supposedly hardest route there – Nick’s Bulge (6b).

Having conquered all the routes on the Knob we moved onto Cheyne Wears. Hannah and Nadia paired up and were soon leading some of the green routes including the two star Tombstone route (3c); the rest of us opted for using to Steve to give us top roping access to some of the harder routes we wouldn’t want to have led, including two star The Truth is Out There (6b) and Where Silence Has Lease (6c).

We all had a good day, and Steve didn’t seem too scarred from his day out with a bunch of women.