Travelled to our nations capital the other week for neice Molly's birthday, see my family and meet the newest Brailey my nephew Hugh. Had a great time with all my family and Hugh seems like a stout little man. Had long talks with brother and the parents about growing up, its amazing what you can remember as you get older. It seems like yesterday that we were catching a lake full of bream at Nan and Pop's as little kids or playing mahjong with Gran in her backyard on school holidays.
Back to the present the weekends bouldering was based on a river theme, on friday i hiked out to the Coxs river to have a look at a problem Sharik had done a few years ago. The only bad thing about this problem is the landing which is straight in the river. So out i went with my tomahawk to make a platform. Two trees and hours later the platform was made and i could try the problem, needless to say i was toasted and didn't have success but i had a great afternoon. Hiked out in the dark tired and happy.
Saturday afternoon was spent at the river bed boulder in the Megalong valley with B.C. Ben and Lee had both climbed this problem to a jug but over previous weeks i had gone down and scrubbed the top out. Ben re-climbed the line and did a straight out line as well. I did some moves, fell on my arse and once again had good time. Investing some time into this problem over the next while is certainly going to be fun.
Cooler temps have come to the mountains now and the next couple of months should be great.
Went out to Tarana on the weekend with a big crew of upper Mountains familes. The kids were great to have around, learning about stinging nettles wasn't so much fun for them but otherwise they all had fun scampering around on the pebbles.
Ginger getting her frown on.
Then it was the turn of the grown ups. Nick and Corrine both sent Garths Arete after a previous days effort, but it was the old dog Saunders stepping up and flashing the problem.