What do you do in the frigid Midwest in the winter? You take a 4 hour trip to climb on a home wall and watch the Super Bowl. NOT ME! Crimpie made the trip to my party and little home wall bouldering competition! We met at the local rock gym, IBEX, on Saturday and got a couple of hours of plastic pulling to be sure we got tired for the bouldering competition on Sunday. After getting worked we went back to the house to rest up. That involved introducing Crimpie to UFC! I am not a big aficionado but there was a live PPV on so I invited some friends over to share the mayhem. By the end of the night Crimpie was yelling at the TV "break his arm" "break his leg". So in typical midwestern dirtbag adventures, we all hit the hot tub for an hour or so to relax.
On Sunday we continued the adventure by walking the dogs to where there is normally a heron or some geese. But, we had to bail due to lightning and sleet. A true epic in the making.
Finally we all had a great time bouldering and drinking and eating and hanging in the hot tub. Some actually watched the football game, but not many. The comp itself is a game called add-on. People were paired up. One person picks two holds to start while the other person starts. They add two more holds. They alternate adding two more holds each time until one of them can't complete the sequence. Crimpie has some incredibly long rounds with a guy that threw real long moves that she was able to finesse around. Here are a few shots of this epic weekend.
Crimpie relaxing before the comp
Another taco stander phantomfugitive in his dress shoes does the figure 4.
Crimie ripping it up
For the dog lovers my little one (AND crimpie)
My artistic shot
Chuck in the have-to-carry-your-drink competition
phantomfugitive with his way of carrying his drink
Beer time (unfortunately Crimp had to leave soon after the game and heavier drinking started.
Finally the payoff after a true midwestern epic.