Despite the fact that I have no prospects for climbing anytime soon, I have been abnormally eager for the snows to melt and the Spring season at Devil’s Lake to begin. A couple of weeks back I went on one adventure at The Lake with the R-Tard crew that requires its own post at a later date, and this past Saturday the promise of 60 degree weather had me heading up again with Mrs. Narc and a couple of kids from our climbing team to do some toproping.
The nature of toprope climbing precludes one from getting a ton of climbing in, but our group was able to climb on Chicago (5.8), Mouse’s Misery (5.10a), Birch Tree Crack (5.8) and Stretcher (5.9+) during our short trip. Unfortunately, raging winds kept us from experiencing the full glory of the promised 60 degree day, but it was a good day to be outside nonetheless.
Here are a few pictures of Mrs. Narc onsighting the tricky and difficult Chicago and climbing on Birch Tree (which was named for a birch tree that used to grow out of the crack in question)