We decided to spend the day doing things we enjoy – climbing, eating, and drinking wine. So, we went up to The Gunks, or more specifically, the Peterskill area. Often referred to as the Little Gunks, Peterskill is everything the Gunks is except for being smaller and shorter. My wife is actually a big fan of Peterskill for the easy flat approach, short routes, and conveniently located bathroom. I’m a fan because the climbing is just as good as The Gunks, and because it’s pretty much a sure-thing for my wife to be interested.
We only climbed for a few hours. A couple laps on the Enterprise Wall climbing Captain’s Log (5.4) and The Kling-On (5.7). After that, we moved over to the Breakfast Wall for one of my favorite routes, Pop-Over (5.7-ish). Again, not a hard day of climbing as much as we took our time, relaxed, and just had fun.
|The Enterprise Wall|
|My wife on The Kling-On, 5.7|
|My Wife on Pop-Over, 5.7|
|me, just about to top-out.|
After we ate lunch at Tuthill House, which is quickly becoming one of our favorite places to eat. The bartender or should I say mixologist, Darren, once again prepared us our newest new favorite cocktail. And then from there, a trip to White Cliffwinery with views of the Gunks most spectacular area, the Millbrook Cliff.
|Happy Five Years with this beautiful lady|