After registering and completing the activities, we headed back up to the SUB. I had my photo taken for my student ID, then headed to Mconnell Hall for lunch.
After lunch I took a stroll around the campus, getting a sense of the layout of things, and enjoying the beautiful sunny day. A big part of me wanted to be out hiking and climbing, but at least I still had the chance to enjoy the day.
Sunday it was time for some real fun. My father, brother and I went out to Bald Hill to do some climbing and bolting. We warmed up on Neopolitan (5.10c), a great 5 bolt line through a series of edges. I then onsighted Rocky Road (5.11c), which ascends through a series of overhanging bulges and sloping horizontals.
After that, it was off to put up a new line. Naturally, this involved some trundling and cleaning. Unfortunately, we stirred the ground up, which in turn brought the black flies out.
We put in an anchor and 3 bolts on Deception Dike (5.11 to the anchors, 5.13 top out). It still needs another 3 bolts, since our drill died halfway.
To finish off the day we climbed Face the pockets (5.10), a tricky little climb that goes up an easy slab, to a tricky step left, which puts you underneath an overhang. You are then forced to blindly pull the overhang, and haul yourself up over a bulge, with bad feet by your chest. Easier climbing then takes you to the top.
Taking a pause before the crux on face the pockets