Monday, June 26, 2017

Snowy Sierra Slam

Basin Mtn
East Chute

High over Bishop

Happy Scramblers

Summit of Basin!
Neil, Joel, Dennis, Taylor

Tad & Richard stoking up at Whitney Portal
attempt on the Corcoran-Leconte Traverse

Sunrise at Mt Irvine

looking west over Grass Pass into the High Sierra 

Hiking south towards The Miter

 Psyching up below the traverse

The entirety of the ridgeline

This is how talus slogging at 13,000 ft felt

Climbing onto the ridge

Tad below the 1st summit

Rich & Neil off the 1st summit 
looking east toward Lone Pine

Tad climbing on the 2nd Peak 4151

Rich finding great climbing on Pk 4151

Top of Pk 4151

Tad chillin on Pk 4151

Looking north at Sharktooth & Mt Corcoran
Mt Whitney in the far distance

3rd Summit

Bailing back west and heading waaaay back to camp
Iridescent Lake

Back down below Mt Corcoran
We bailed from the furthest tower right and down the gully

Glissade back to Meysan Lakes from Grass Pass
Lone Pine Peak catching sunset

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Towering Times

Elvis's Hammer, Moab

Eagle Plume Tower
Valley of the Gods

Lauren leading near the top of Eagle Plume

Plumed out!

Tides of Mind
Eagle Plume is the tower in the background

 
My shadow sticks out from the summit
Tides of Mind

Steep hands on Tides of Mind!

T.O.M
Eagle Plume tower in the back

Dreamspeaker Spire
Arch Canyon, Bear's Ear's National Monument

Arch Canyon

Cliff dwelling in Arch Canyon

How did they do it? Corn!

 Hiking to The Dreamspeaker Spire

The North Face route on Dreamspeaker Spire

 Lauren on Dreamspeaker Pitch 1, nice and loose!

 Lauren cleaning Pitch 2, Dreamspeaker

 Looking up Arch Canyon towards Texas Canyon

All Smiles in the Storm!

Tim, Levi & Fritz
Mavericks!

Levi getting psyched for Maverick's Buttress

Long Canyon, Moab UT

Handcannon
 Another classic Trevor Bowman route at the Creek!!

Disappearing Devil

The Disappearing Angel

Rope Solo on Disappearing Angel

Aid climbing looks like this

The Comb Ridge
Bear's Ear's NM

 Texas Canyon

Texas Tower

A view of Texas Tower

Texas Tower and Lonestar

South Face of Texas Tower

 Lonestar and Texas Tower

Spires in Arch Canyon

Cathedral Arch

Pat checking out Cathedral Arch

Pat and Jackson vision questing on a free attempt of Angel Arch

Arch Canyon


Mr Potato Head
50 feet of excellence!

The Bant
Another small one

Rope solo-ing on Bant

Big Indian Rock

My van dwarfed under the Big Indian

 Lauren locking on Big Indian Rock

Fickle Finger of Fate above The Colorado River

The Fickle Finger of Fate!


The Hindu
Onion Creek

Gold Bar Tower
Moab UT

The route Fort Knox on Goldbar Tower
Rope-solo squeeze chimneys are a great way to spend your time!

Pete Fasoldt climbing Jungle Wall
Red Rock Canyon, NV