Jun 16, 2022 · Climbed with Pierce- the plan was to simul the whole thing in 1 pitch and 3 microtrax and a 60+ meter rope. We timed it wrong and should have left boulder later instead of 5am, that would have given more time to avoid other climbers. We ended up doing it in 3 pitches. Very fun climbing, long rappel process, (taglines are annoying and hard to pull), jumped in sky pond after. Hope to go back and guide it!
Jun 5, 2022 · Lead / Onsight. Lead 3 pitches after going to sickle ledge and not climbing, great way to end the weekend in the valley with Kate. It was warm and slimy and was challenged to climb fast. Did first pitch in 18.5 minutes. Must save black totem for placing at crux. Linked 2 and 3 “boulder problems” barely made the first rap with a 60 but we did with me downclimbing one move
Jun 4, 2022 · Kate lead first block through the wild chimney with feet in the corner and no hand rest potential through the flake! I almost sent the first 5.12 pitch I lead, grabbed the final draw at final crux, fun and intimidating! I sent the second 5.12 pitch and then got my ass up the crux feeling very intimidated. Clipped up a few times when I could. At the end It almost makes more sense to have a #2 with a runner instead of final/second to last? Bolt, it climbs right of the bolts on jugs in a perfect crack. The climbing is wild and fun with a little of everything, lie backs on thin hold work but they are insecure feeling. Took a couple practice falls and had to climb above bolt a couple times which was good for me. I was gassed after that but once again, I’m stronger than I think. Kate and i make a great team, she crushes crack pitches and I do better on the sporty power pitches. Pitch 2 I sent on TR but BURLY way to warm up, def worth warming up back before. Also saw a guy cut left into the trees at first pitch to avoid the hard 5.11 move over the ledge. Super cool climb! We rapped after crux pitch, following green tat down.
May 27, 2022 · Follow. So awesome! Pierce lead in one long pitch with long runners and super long on the #5. It used Almost full rack with 3, 4, 5 seemed necessary including 2 .5s. The 5.9 pitch took the 3 and 4 and a nut, committing moves. The ramp up past the 5 is easy climbing through the start of the traverse. For crux a #2 and .3 higher protect it. There was a fixed nut higher in slot, not sure what would go there if it went, powerful moves and good holds, keeping going because it’s over before you know it!