Saturday, June 23, 2007

Afternoon Rock in Nelson

Vicki Following a Route at Sunnyside

Vicki and I hooked up for an afternoon of rock climbing around Nelson. Although the alpine climbing around Nelson is spectacular (the Valhallas for example), crag climbing around Nelson is not all that great, as most routes suffer from an overabundance of trees and rainfall - resulting in lots of moss and vegetation on routes - and a paucity of climbers to keep the routes clean. Nevertheless, its close, and there are some good climbs to be done. We started off at Railway Crag - which is actually quite clean and has two good climbs, a 5.7 and 5.10a, and then moved up to Sunnyside and did three slab climbs on somewhat more mossy rock. By the time we'd done that, we had used up all the time we had as we both had somewhere to be that night.

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