Vertical Practice at Backbone Rock

July 16, 2016 found grotto members at Backbone Rock, TN for a cookout and some vertical practice. Grotto members in attendance were Eric Cueva, Bill Grose, Jason and Emily Lachniet and their three girls, Tanya McLaughlin, Zach and Caleb Taylor.Jason arrived and set up two easy climbs for the children and rigged a rope for rappels and ascents.


Jason climbing, belayed by Caleb

Tanya brought her rope walker while Bill, Jason, and Zach brought frog systems. Eric, ever the die hard, committed himself to climbing knots. A good time was had by all.



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