David and I decided practically last minute to take a road trip to the southeast. We were super excited because neither of us had been there and we had heard of the many amazing places to rock climb. Although our trip was short, we were able to climb a few days in one of the best places in the SE, Horsepens 40, just outside of Steele, Alabama (about an hour from Birmingham). Our friend Erwin was in town visiting family as well, and he was able to sneak out and join us the first day for an afternoon on the beautiful boulders.
The temperature was in the high 30s. Burr!
Getting ready to crush! Ha ha ha
The rock is slopey sandstone. Sticky. Yummy.
Erwin warming up
This is a lot harder than it looks! I should probably lay off the donuts.
Two tiny holds to another tiny hold
David tops out!
Day 2 (my birthday!):
Starting the day off with a good birthday breakfast!
The rock is SO weird looking.
Finding my own beta on Growing Stone V2
David cruises up the problem after a few tries. I’m so jelly.
One of the coolest formations we bumped into!
A view on top of Chandler Mountain