Whats the climbing like in Maine? (Its so flat there)
I spend a lot of time in the gym, because all the cliffs are outside my reasonable proximity. But the few places I’ve managed to make the journey to have been eagles bluff near Bangor, and otter cliffs in Acadia national park. I know there are others, but none that I can speak personally on. Everything around Bangor is finger bitting granite, but fun non the less. On the other hand Acadia has nice, soft, sea warn stone that drops down to the ocean.
Alex Honnold deep water soloing | photo: Mikey Schaefer
This guy is a great role model. I love his philosophy and approach to climbing. I personally love to solo sometimes. Most people would consider soloing to be stupid or crazy however there is a great deal of freedom associated with it. I don’t have to worry about whether my belay is going to catch me, or worse. After decking from anchors due to an inexperienced belayer it’s been very difficult to break back into that lead head. At least if I’m soloing it’s on me.
Climbed at Vacaville’s nut tree boulders on Sunday. 95° heat, very greasy, very hot, but very fun.