Cody and I set out Friday night to meet up with Joe, Sara and Jason at Black Mountain. We battled heavy traffic the whole way but eventually made it, ready for a night of sleep. Unfortunately, due to recent rain, the dirt road up to the basin campgrounds was too much for our low clearance vehicles. After a short nap we tried our luck at a different campsite and called it a night.
We awoke after very little sleep, so I decided to get the gang on the infamous Big Greeny in hopes of waking everyone up some more. I think it worked.
After running through the warm-up circuit, I showed everyone some harder moderates including the classics Tour de France and Hopscotch.
Sunday was hot and we were tired but of course we still found the energy to climb. I took the crew out towards the Lion’s Main boulder which I had never been to before. Making committing moves up high in the noon sun was rather draining, and most of the group decided to head home. Cody and I stayed for a few more hours, working some projects and hiking around.
It was nice to get back out to Black Mountain and play tour guide for a weekend with some good friends. I’m hoping they’ll be back soon (with better temps).