Rattlesnake Mound

It’s like Where’s Waldo, just with Katie…can you find her?

Katie and I took a day off yesterday and went up to Rattlesnake Mound. It’s a fairly new area and is pretty cool. A tornado came through a couple years ago and took out most of the trees in the area. Everything felt wide open but it got really windy at times. Made for a cool atmosphere though.

We warmed up on the House Boulder and got warm pretty quick. In the sun it was perfect out and we were down to t-shirts and sweating. After packing up our stuff we went over to Chaos. It is on my list for the year and I wanted to give it a good flash go since it was very much my style. I promptly blew the flash by missing the first hold and went to work on it for real. I was able to get all the moves worked out pretty quickly but my skin was suffering badly from a solid month of not climbing more than once a week.

Chaos is about 6 moves long and is full on power crimping. For me the crux is going to be bumping from the first tiny crimp to the second, bigger, crimp. I couldn’t quite put it together yesterday but we may be going back tomorrow for more. It should go down then. The moves are all really fun and it was a good effort by John to put it up last year. Well done sir!!!

After getting completely cold at Chaos we went over to the sunny side of the bluff again to explore a little. We found a nice little boulder with about 5-6 really fun warm ups. There is potential for some more but it’s a nice little boulder and has cool exposure to it. The setting is unique and was a great way to cool down after a great day.

I approve!!!

One response to “Rattlesnake Mound

  1. Fantastic rock at Rattlesnake. There’s a good band of rock around the Friendship/Adams county areas, some longer lines too…