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You will recall that the January Atlanta Climbing Club trip was to T-Wall. About 15 hardy climbers braved the 30% chance of rain and made the drive to Chattanooga, TN. We were encouraged by no rain and patches of sunlight between Cartersville and Chattanooga. But on the other side of Chattanooga, the rain started. Nevertheless, we hiked up to T-Wall and found the rock wet. Even Art under the big roof had water on its corner crack in places. We bailed and went to Urban Rocks, the indoor rock climbing gym in Chattanooga. After several hours everyone was worn out and we went to Lupi’s for pizza and beer before heading home.

The February Climbing Club trip was to Jamestown, AL. Again, about 15 hardy climbers braved the cold, wind, and 10% chance of precipitation. Leaving Atlanta at 7am, it was 43 degrees F but had dropped to 27 degrees by the time we reached Jamestown. The winds were 20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph that almost pushed the cars off the road. The farm road was passable with no fallen trees and the hike to the cliff line uphill but short enough. From left to right, Jim Allison lead Winter’s Respite 5.8 and top-roped Pumpkin Spice 5.10a. Mark Vonder Meulen top-roped The Great Stumpkin 5.10c after leading Pumpkin Patches 5.9+. Russ Moore lead Yum Yum Tree 5.7+. Denmark Blount lead Art Of Darkness 5.9 and set up a top-rope on Animal Farm 5.10. Gary Latimer lead Truth Or Consequences 5.8. Mark Vonder Meulen lead Medusa Tree 5.9 after falling on the 5.11 variation over the bulge. Denmark Blount lead the Wild Iris 5.9 crack under the power lines. All were anxious for their turn to climb to generate body heat. Fortunately the cliff sheltered us from most of the wind. The morning was overcast with occasional breaks in the clouds and occasional light mistings of snow flakes. The afternoon had more sun than clouds but it cooled off once the sun went behind the mountain. Sherry and Daniel left early for a concert. Jonathan and Dan headed for I-59 with plans for Hoserpens on Sunday. Aaron, Dustin, and Robbie headed for home as Dustin needed to get back to his wife and new baby girl. The remaining 9 including Danielle, Mark O’Neal, Tim, Frank, … headed for Las Palmas in Rome for Mexican food and beer. After a great day of climbing and full stomachs, we headed home, with the car Tim was riding in stopping at DQ for a blizzard.

Denmark Blount 2/12/2012

Welcome 2015

Hello Climbers, Welcome to the new year, the club board members have now been assigned to their positions. Here they are: Club President – Denmark Blount Past President – Jim Allison Program Coordinator – Greg Allen Trip Coordinator – Bindal … Continue reading

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Trip Report: Palisades Park, AL 2014-12-07

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 … Continue reading

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Trip Report: Looking Glass, NC 2014-11-08

The Atlanta Climbing Club November trip to Looking Glass, NC, was this past weekend. Most carpooled individually and made their way up Friday night and one tried Saturday morning, but more on that later. The weather was a perfect fall … Continue reading

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January and February Trip Report

You will recall that the January Atlanta Climbing Club trip was to T-Wall.  About 15 hardy climbers braved the 30% chance of rain and made the drive to Chattanooga, TN.  We were encouraged by no rain and patches of sunlight … Continue reading

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