Slowing Down to Speed Up

Climbing in October can be hit-or-miss, and people tend to be a bit gun shy.  Luckily Carlton lives locally, and was willing to be extremely flexible in booking, so we simply set up a system where he called on Monday, we looked at the weather forecast, picked a day, and went for it.  Because of that, I think we went climbing almost every week.  For Carlton, it was more than getting back on the bike.  He climbed his first 5.10, lead his first 5.6 sport route, and is talking about ice and mixed climbing this winter.

Carlton figures out the not-straight-forward 5.8 at Exit 38.

Neo came along, and proved to be a great crag dog.

Its certainly fall at Snoqualmie Pass.  These hills were dusted with snow today.