Rain caused the trip to be postponed from Saturday to Sunday, which resulted in a smaller group. The 2 1/2 hour drive seemed short with good conversation including the Theory of Relativity. The weather was sunny with highs in the upper 50’s and almost no wind. The rock was dry. The only other group there was 6 from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. The fee has gone up from $2 per climber to $5.
Jim and Mike lead Exit Stage Left (5.5). Jim led Cashmere (5.7), with a mock lead through the roof; Mike followed on toprope. Denmark lead Trivial Pursuit (5.9) and Tim pink pointed the climb. Tim led Captain Crunch (5.9) and Denmark pink pointed. Mike led Bubba (5.5) and Jim lead the Unnamed (5.7) right of Bubba. Denmark lead 9 To 5 (5.8) and Tim pink pointed. Tim led Jumpin’ Jeff Flash (5.8) and Denmark pink pointed. Jennifer toproped all 7 or 8 and made quota. Jennifer’s dog River was handed down the downclimb, was perfectly behaved, and exited the walk-up past End Rock.
Currently it gets dark at 4:30 in Alabama, so we quit early. But the park was open late for a Christmas lights display from 5pm – 9pm. The lights were a medley of arrangements from local businesses and family’s. We stopped at Mi Casita’s in Ashville, AL, for Mexican (no beer on Sunday) and later Dairy Queen and were home at a reasonable hour.
Climb on! – Denmark