Anyway, I finally gave in with some peer and husbandly pressure and consented to a day at the The Feathers, near the town Vantage. I'd be lying if I didn't admit a little bit of glee when I woke up and saw that it was raining. After a careful analysis of the weather it was determined that the area we were going to be spending the day would be most likely dry. We got the kids out the door and dropped off Coop and Chloe at a friend's house and hit the road.
Here is the location of our adventure.
It was challenging but not really so bad. I actually kind of liked rappelling down the rock face after the climb.
Wow--it was really challenging. I had to rely much more on my belayer, Birch. I don't think my little fingers have ever worked so hard in their life. I was really proud of myself when I reached the top. After repelling back to the ground my body felt a bit like I had run a marathon (not that I have done that either but my body felt a little like jello).
The last climb that Birch did was called "Alter of Sacrifice" -- 5.7 level of difficulty. This climb had this amazing part where the rocks were inverted. Luckily we ran out of time so I didn't get to try this route...I think it might have been a bit beyond my scrawny muscles.