Return To Rock

The recent warm weather has really made me want to start climbing again, and this past weekend we did just that.  I headed down to Quincy Quarries with my friend Matt and my sister.  Although Sweeney and some friends had driven north to get some late season skiing in, it seemed like everyone else was descending on the Quarries in droves.

It was packed on Saturday, but we managed to set on a route that looked easy enough on the right side of the M Wall.  It was probably 5.5, with a scramble start over a chunky block covered in white paint.  I used 2 small nuts and webbing around an iron loop in the rock for the anchor.  I let Matt and my sister climb it first.

Matt making his way up.

Matt making his way up.

Belaying.

Belaying.

My sister on her first ever route!

My sister on her first ever route!

It was my sister’s first time ever climbing, and I was psyched she managed to top out the route.  After resetting to another pitch, we tossed a frisbee around for awhile enjoying the sun.

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