Abby and I rocked it out at Lumpy on Friday. I led more confidently than I ever have before and she was not scared at all. We met at the parking lot at 7am and started climbing around 8 probably. Finished the first 2 pitches quickly – especially considering it was her first multipitch climb. She had a hard time getting a few nuts out – to be expected. The
party behind us kindly removed about 4 pieces of various protection that she couldn’t get out. She liked the 3rd pitch best. Around 3:30 we were sitting on top of the summit. My camera batteries had died so we did not get any summit photos. No sunburn, even!
Gorgeous weather, great company, great climbing… and dinner at Casa Grande with Abby’s family and Phil to put the perfect end to a great day!