Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Trout Fishin'

Captain Trout's on the team!

 Destination Spire, Sedona AZ
Direct Flight climbs the steep shady wall on the right beeline to the top

 Trout begins the journey on Pitch 1 of Direct Flight

Gone fishin' on Pitch 2 patina

Throwing the line on the double cracks of P3

Troutman trolling on Direct Flight

Hooked into a big one!

 Trout gives praise on top of Destination Spire
Oak Creek Spire behind

 Anchors away on the first rap!

Towers in Marg's Draw, Sedona
Self Loathing National Monument is the little summit in center

Self Loathing NM
Rotor Rampage climbs the corner then left to the splitter crack

Trout launches into Rotor Rampage

 Cruising speed on the mega-corner of Pitch 2

Gaining altitude on Pitch 3, splitter thin-hands

Sticking the traverse on P3, high over Oak Creek Village

Above the flight deck on Self Loathing National Monument

The legendary Troutman

Courthouse Butte, Justice of the Peace

Trout in session on Pitch 1

Trials begin on the bouldery crux of Pitch 2

 Heading into the pillar splitter crack


The amazing pillar splitter

Getting serious past the Man-eater Roofs

Trout presents the evidence on the giant roof traverse on Pitch 4

 Still goin!

So high right now!

Closing statement on the JB traverse,
Looking north to Sedona

Please rise! The headwall pitch

Verdict: Not Guilty
'Y'all gotta feel me'

Monday, May 20, 2019

Enter Sand Land

Bird's View Butte and Crow's Beak Spires, Moab UT

Approaching Bird's View Butte 
Satellite Spire is imposed on the left side of the butte

Em starting up Satellite Spire

Leading pitch 2 on Satellite

T-Bow in the pitch 2 chimney on Satellite

More chimney on pitch 3 of Satellite!

Happy Bowmans on top of Satellite Spire

Don Juan Spire

Em leading on Don Juan Spire with Bird's View Butte in the background

Em on pitch 1 of Don Juan

Em rides the minuscule summit of Don Juan with Luminous Being behind

Back on the rim after the long jumar out

 Raven and the La Sal Mountains

Looking South to Indian Creek and the Colorado River

High Water Tower in Grand-Staircase Escalante

High Water Tower

TBow on High Water

The beautiful summit of High Water Tower

Cactus Gardens on top

The rappel off

Admiring the sculpture garden

The black mineral is coal deposit

Mormon Canyon, Sedona AZ
Earth Angel Spire is center, casting a summit shadow

Top Shelf Spire
The route climbs the crack then traverses wildly to the right skyline

Ashley sampling Top Shelf Spire

 Breezy and cool on a fine May day in Sedona

Nameless Tower

Zach Harrison Dune Buggyin' in Fay Canyon

Trevor and Em take a spin on Sand Railin'

Psychotropic Flautist follows the brown and green patina face all the way up!

Ash engages the 2nd pitch of Psychotropic Flautist
(TBow photo)

Psychotropic Flautist
(TBow photo)

 Loving the jugs on P3 

Ash getting ninja on pitch 4

Pitch 4
(TBow photo)

Ash and Neil on P4
(TBow photo)

 Topping out on the last pitch of Psychotropic Flautist

Hanging high on Fay Buttress

Giant views of Sedona from the top of Psychotropic Flautist