Rumney, NH - Friday, October 12, 2001

On Friday, October 12th, Ethan and Bob picked me up at 7am and we headed up north to Rumney, NH. Including some excruciating traffic en route to the Tappan Zee Bridge ("You scream, I scream, we all scream for Pork Loin"), we made it up there in 7 hours from my house.

When we got there, we met Ed at the Parking Lot Wall. He was climbing with Wes, who could only stay for the day. I led "Chloe's Breakfast Special" * (5.8), "Glory Jean's" ** (5.6), "Squeeze My Lemon" * (5.8), and top roped "Red Sea Pedestrian" * (5.10b) and "Egg McMeadows" * (5.9+) without any falls or hangs. Ethan, Bob, Ed and Wes took turns leading these climbs as well.

Then we wandered over to the Meadows area for one more climb. Ed, Ethan and Bob led "Lies and Propaganda", 5.9, while I sat this one out due to gastrointestinal distress, probably the results of the Mcdonalds food I ate earlier.

The four of us went to the Branch Brook Campground in Campton to check in - we got a trailer that slept 6 for $65/night. Tomorrow Becky will join us. Then off to dinner at Mad River Tavern in town for a delicious meal. Early to bed.

"One potato, two potato, three potato, pork"