Archive for October, 2011

Rock Climbing – Third Flatiron, East Face (5.6)

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Clare Enjoying Third Flatiron Summit

Wayne - Conquerer of Third Flatiron
Wayne and I climbed the third flatiron on Friday. We had lovely fall weather and came across very few people. It was great to swing lead with Wayne. He hadn’t led this route before, so it was fun for him too. I did the odds and he did the evens.

Rock Climbing – Fandango Variation (5.6) – CMC

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

CMC Climbers After First Flatiron Fandango Ascent
Gary was kind enough to help lead a group of my Basic Rock Students up the First Flatiron. We climbed the Fandango Variation route in two teams of three.

Team Rich Chile Caramels 3rd Pitch of Fandango
I had Michael and Chris (Team Rich Chile Caramels).

Team Yearning Air Climbs First Flatiron
And, Gary took Ian and Erin (Team Yearning Air).

Team names were generated using our names plugged into an anagram machine (found online somewhere!).


Monday Night Football – Detroit Lions at Ford Field

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Dennis & Clare Party at Lions Rooftop

Monday Night Football Party Bus

Inside the Party Bus - Detroit Lions Monday Night Football

Dennis and I flew to Detroit to see a Monday Night Football game, Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears, at Ford Field. We stayed with Aunt Jean (what a gracious host!) and visited with family. It was so nice to catch up with everybody.

Rock Climbing – Happy Hour Crag – CMC

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Alex Finishing Twofers (5.8)
Alex At the Top of Twofers

On my flex Friday, I took a group of CMC folks out rock climbing. Brenda was my trusty co-leader for this trip (Thanks, Brenda). Rounding out our posse were: Michael, Michelle, Slava, and Alex. Alex had led on other CMC trips and so it worked out really well for him to be an on-the-spot-co-leader (Thanks, Alex).

With 3 groups of 2, we were able to do a super nice tour of the Happy Hour Crag moderates… (more…)