Last Saturday, we went down to the Wichita mountains to do some rock climbing. It was a glorious day – far better than the weatherman predicted. Sunny and mid 80s with no wind; there aren’t many days like that in Oklahoma! Thanks to Larry Gilliam and his helpers Thomas, Steve and Allison the event was safe and fun for everyone.
Everyone was able to climb until tired. We even had Scott Davey drive up from college to join in the fun. He was able to climb “10 and 4″ (named after the position you need to put your legs to successfully climb the route) and even was the first to climb one of the routes there. Due to this accomplishment, he had the honor of naming the route. The official name is now “Charlie Horse” after the pain he felt from contorting his leg in an unnatural position to complete the route.
Matt’s highlight was finally getting to climb “10 and 4″. He clearly has a little bit of monkey in him. Brenner was excited to go climbing for the first time ever. Blake liked when he climbed up “Marlboro Man” and looked over to see his dad at the top of the “West Texas” route.
We finished up the day by eating at Meer’s. It was a popular place but well worth the wait. Great cobbler and homemade ice cream. I can’t wait until our next climbing trip to the Wichitas.