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Rock Climbing At Farley Ledge. June 13, 2010

Posted by littlebangtheory in climbing, Love and Death.
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Here are a few shots of my friend Tim climbing at Farley Ledge in Erving, Massachusetts.  I’t’s a drive for him, but well worth it; the rock is superb, and the routes are plentiful.

This route’s steep, requiring both grip strength and body tension; Tim has both.

Starting out:

A  little bit higher:

And steeper still, ferreting a way out through the roof of stone blocking his path sunward:

The low light made for some really grainy pictures, with a sharply curtailed ability to capture any action.  But I got what I got, and it is what it is.

And later, an attack on a differently steep bit of rock, one where the wall didn’t rear up into an absurdly steep plain, but rather overhung gently, compactly, offering only small, sloping holds:

This stretch of rock, with it’s shallow, rounded holds, proved substantially more challenging, requiring a level of perseverance which weakened my knees:

Tim worked hard to get up this one as I, an observer, sweated bullets.

I’m hoping to get back into this game as my shoulders allow.  Meanwhile, I’ll just be a reporter of it.