It ended up being a fantastic day. We opted for the 10-minute approach crag and spent the whole time playing around at Lower Buttress. One of Andrew's closest friends from college happened to be in Tahoe from SLC, so he, his wife, and their baby girl joined us. My friend Sheri was also passing through, so she met up with us as well.
The social aspect was awesome (a total bonus of cragging) and was pretty much on par with the amount of fun we had climbing, too. We started out on the beautiful, splitter first pitch of the Sinbad-Herbert (5.10b), moved on to Surrealistic Pillar Direct (also 5.10b) then got on all 58 meters of Crown Royal (5.10c), which proved to be an amazingly fun route. We finished out the day on Black Magic (5.11c), which was "meh," in my opinion.
Another crowning moment of the day was that I got to try out my awesome new Mountain Mama clothes that they sent me this week! Thanks Mountain Mama!!! I wore the Noa Trekking Capri, the Marni Movement Maternity Tank, and the Anya Performance Tee. The capris were extremely comfortable to climb in, and very lightweight and breathable which was critical for climbing on a hot day. Both the Marni Tank and the Anya Tee were also really comfy to climb in and both provided excellent belly coverage without feeling too tight or restrictive. I love them all!
On our 2.5 hour drive home, Andrew and I decided that a day trip to Tahoe was not only doable, but that it was kind of awesome. No camping gear, no Friday night battle with traffic, and no cranky 2-year-old who didn't sleep well in the tent! We'll definitely be doing it again.
|Sinbad-Herbert. Such a sweet handcrack.|
|Ainsley getting friendly with baby Emma|
|Sheri rocking Black Magic!|