rockclimbing

Climbing at Sandrock | I almost broke my ankle.

What a weekend. This was supposed to be an awesome an much needed climbing weekend. It turned out to be a near end for me. I actually feel lucky I only hurt my ankle. Had Jon not grabbed ahold of me I would have tumbled of another ledge to a very rocky, very hard landing, very far below. Despite the drama, and weather stopping almost all the climbing, we all had a blast!

I had a climbing fall (or 3) in the dark at Sand Rock / Cherokee Rock Village. Everyone tried to keep positive but we thought the ankle was fractured. I didn't want to ruin everyone's climbing trip tho, so I bit the corner of my sleeping bag (and prayed for rain!).

Climbing at Yellow Bluff

Yellow Bluff is one of our favorite Alabama crags. There is no access for setting up natural anchors or top-roping, but there are plenty of bolted routes so quickdraws are the only rack you need. It's a unique wall to this area and worth checking out. The hike in is short and the surroundings are fantastic. Here is a short vlog from a recent trip that shows off the excellent climbing and surrounding area.

 

A quick day trip to Yellow Bluff for the new years weekend. We started 2018 a few days early by teaching Ethan(Ian) to lead climb on some great sport routes in North Alabama.