Bama-See

Ever since discovering the amazing climbing the southeastern United States has to offer, the southern climbing trip has become a near-annual rock climbing pilgrimage for Ashley and I. Nothing wraps up the climbing season–and kind of kicks off the ski season–as well as a late-fall climbing trip to Alabama and Tennessee. The weather in the southeast in late October/early November closely resembles the weather we experience in New England in early September, and as the northeast braces for its first freeze, I am happy to escape and enjoy some warmth a little while longer.  Furthermore, the foliage there peaks around this time, offering a idyllic fall setting.

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Ashley climbing an arete in the Skywalker area, HP40
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Ashley testing the fall friction on Bumboy, HP40

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Tim climbing a water groove in the Skywalker area, HP40

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Tim topping out Stoney, HP40

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Ashley on Lob, HP40

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Tim throwing for a sloper on Copa Cabana, HP40

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Ashley pulling pockets on Eight Ball, HP40

Tim on Private Moment, HP40

Tim on Private Moment, HP40

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Tim going to the “cool pinch” on Gutterball, LRC

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Ashley nearing the top of Fire Cracker Flake, LRC

Ashley starting up her project Black Carpet, LRC

Ashley starting up her project, Black Carpet, LRC

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Tim making the long move on Toucan Sam, LRC

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