First Climbing Trip Outside!

Ok, it was only a 1 day trip, but I’m not gonna complain! We got a great group of people together (and Amber!) and headed out to Franklin, WV.

Everyone must have been feeling pretty good, because everyone got some hard climbs!

Back down at the cars at the end of the day we cracked open some beers and celebrated!

I ransacked the fridge before we hit the road and brought along my last Terrapin Moo Hoo by Terrapin Brewing Company of Athens, GA at 6% abv.


This is just such a great chocolate milk stout. It satisfies my sweet tooth! Creamy, chocolately and perfectly done. We stayed until well after dark and then began the 3 hour drive back to DC.

Along the way we stopped for dinner at Union Station in Harrisonburg, VA and got BIG beers! I had the Jefferson’s Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout by Bluegrass Brewing Company of Louisville, KY at 8.5% abv.


It was actually hard to finish! Quite a lot of flavor, roasted malts, bourbon, vanilla, hints of coffee. Smooth and creamy, with little carbonation.

Although I was so tired, I felt like I could fall asleep in my food! Too bad we still had another two hours to go on the road! At least we were well fed!

One response to “First Climbing Trip Outside!

  1. Nice to read about your first climbing trip outside! I’m writing a blog about my climbing experiences and my development. Feel free to have a gander, I hope you find it an interesting read. Leo

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