I got invited on a short trip down to the Red River Gorge this past weekend. It just so happened to coincidentally be my birthday, and I couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend it!
The first time out is always exciting for me. I went to Niagara Glen, which is just outside of Niagara Falls on the river. The weather couldn't have been any better for this time of year it was 16º and sunny for the most part, so I couldn't have asked for a better day. After being stuck with cold or wet weather for months my body needs the fresh air, and primative movements that only rock climbing can give.
The beautiful thing about this time of year is serenity it brings. Being only a few other people in the entire forest gives the freedom to do almost anything you please. You can yell or run around like a crazy person, and there is no one around to make you feel uncomfortable. The only downside to doing stuff like this solo is if something does happen you're pretty much screwed.
Here are a few pictures from the day.
Finishing a boulder problem.
On the prowl for more problems to climb.