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Fisher Towers, Castle Valley, Arches. April 18-20, 2008

 
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Looking up from the base of Ancient Art
Looking up from the base of Ancient Art
Mike Wheat before setting off on Stolen Chimney, Ancient Art. Just realized the reflection in his sunglasses!
Mike Wheat before setting off on Stolen Chimney, A...
Getting ready to set off on the second bolt ladder pitch of Stolen Chimney.
Getting ready to set off on the second bolt ladder...
Standing atop the Ancient Art spire!
Standing atop the Ancient Art spire!
Mike Wheat standing over the abyss on Ancient Art
Mike Wheat standing over the abyss on Ancient Art
Practicing the Karate Kid crane kick on Lizard Rock, Fisher Towers.
Practicing the Karate Kid crane kick on Lizard Roc...
Wheat on top of Lizard Rock with the Fisher Towers all around
Wheat on top of Lizard Rock with the Fisher Towers...
Owl Rock, Arches National Park.
Owl Rock, Arches National Park.
Evening sun on beautiful Entrada Sandstone. Owl Rock, Arches National Park.
Evening sun on beautiful Entrada Sandstone. Owl Ro...
Glad to be at the belay after a long first pitch on the N. Chimney Route, Castleton Tower.
Glad to be at the belay after a long first pitch o...
Aaaaahhhh!!! Only one #4 and no #5!? But look at that thing! N. Chimney Route, Castleton Tower.
Aaaaahhhh!!! Only one #4 and no #5!? B...
Summit of Castleton Tower. April 19, 2008. WINDY DAY!!!
Summit of Castleton Tower. April 19, 2008. WINDY D...
We found that the N. Face of Castleton was the easiest way to get off the tower. You can see if anybody is on the route, there's little chance of getting your rope eaten by the cracks, and on this occasion, it was fairly sheltered from the wind.
We found that the N. Face of Castleton was the eas...
Mike Wheat smiling after a great trip up Castleton Tower. Hmmm. I smell beer at the Moab Brewery!
Mike Wheat smiling after a great trip up Castleton...
Looking back at Castleton Tower. Good times, good times.
Looking back at Castleton Tower. Good times, good ...