Little Rock City: The Preview

Folks, I have been experiencing a beautiful whirlwind of life these past five days. This trip to Little Rock City saw my hardest and best outdoor climbing yet, which was highlighted by my early send of The Main Event (V4) on the first day. While climbing was undoubtedly the focus of this excursion, a culmination of adventures came together to form the whole of the trip.

Our first evening was spent at Matt Wood’s cozy home outside of Atlanta. His hospitable father greeted us with a medley of fresh veggies, steaming homemade chili and stacks of candy jars. In the morning, we set off towards the Montlake Golf Course for our initial day of climbing at Little Rock City.

The crew, posing in Matt Wood's driveway before heading out towards Little Rock City. (Photo by: Ray Wood)

The mornings were filled with instant oatmeal, lounging on the dock of our campsite and scurrying off towards the bathroom. Our days were spent in the boulder fields, and yes, this is where the bulk of my photographing occurred. In the evenings, we retreated back to our humble tent city for toasty campfires, hastily made dinners and bundling up in our tents.

I snapped around 800 photos this weekend with the Nikon d60, but won’t be getting the connector cord until the Climbing Club meeting tonight, so you’ll have to exercise your patience until then. However, after tonight you can expect a week’s worth of adventure stories, climbing photography, step-by-step analysis of routes and more.

In the meantime, take a few seconds to vote for the SCC’s Pepsi Refresh Project – they want to acquire over 80 acres of land currently inaccessible to climbers/hikers and transform it into redeveloped rock climbing areas, as well as establishing hiking trails throughout the south east. It takes 2 seconds to vote!

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Categories: Rock Climbing, Travel & Adventure

Author:Katie Boué

Katie Boué is the voice of TheMorningFresh.com - a travel lifestyle blog focusing on climbing, Airbnb life, and the outdoors.

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