Climbing didn't hurt at all but walking on the other hand definitely hurt. I have been stretching out my ankle and working on strengthening my arch. Today is the first day I feel that walking is close to normal!
|Luc on the FA of a WI4+ R 20m Joggins NS|
So since my cast came off I have been trying to make up the time I was on the couch. So in the past 2 weeks I have been climbing a lot! Luc Gallant and I climbed 14 new ice routes in Joggins NS, we went to North Conway NH with Marty Theriault and climbed the classic Repetence WI5 and went for a stroll up the East Branch of Moose River in NS and climbed 3 more new routes!
Joggins NS is a World Heritage Site that is home to large fossil cliffs 40m high. When Luc and I first went in later February we climbed 4 20m routes, our next trip we found the 40m cliffs and climbed 3 more lines and our last we climbed 7 more. There is a tremendous amount of ice here! We climbed routes from WI3 20m to WI4+ 40m.
|Luc rapping Fossil Wall|
After Joggins we headed to NH for some ice. The weather was a bit warm but we were still able to get on Repetence and a few other fun lines including Dracula WI4+. We took a stab at Fafnir but found it in thin/sporty conditions and decided to bail.
On March 7th we headed to NS to search for the mythical ice that was said to be in the Moose River drainage close to Parrsboro NS. The valley is beautiful! As we walked up the valley becomes more and more dramatic until you come to 50m+ wall of ice and rock!
|Marty on the FA of New Brunswick Pillar WI5 50m Moose River NS|
|New Brunswick Pillar|
|Bagtown WI4 R 50m Photo by Luc Gallant|
We had warmer conditions which made for great ice climbing with poor protection. Overall Moose River has exceptional ice and there are a few more beautiful hard lines to be climbed!
|Luc climbing NB Pillar|