Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Green Planet

Day Canyon and Mission Tower

TBow under Mission Tower
'stick to the mission' climbs the big wide splitter crack

Launching into the 2nd Pitch wide crack

Neil and Em on the summit of Mission Tower

Embarking on the Green

Towerz in view!

El Platano, Dole, Abbey, Little Blue Guy

Em starting out on El Platano Tower

Entering the wideness on El Platano, Dole Tower behind

TBow peels back on El Platano Tower

Em toppin' out on El Platano Tower

Abbey Tower high above the Green River
First Ascent: Ron Olevsky Dave Mondeau, May 4 1989

That's a big banana!

banana deep on the 'Kevin's Sevens' pitch, Abbey Tower

TBow tastes the mushy summit pitch of Abbey Tower

Summit of Abbey Tower

Contemplating the Green

Family portrait on Abbey Tower

Little Blue Guy Summit, with Abbey Tower in the back

Dole and El Platano towerz from Abbey

Em leading a stellar corner on Dole Tower

River Rats

Soleman and Moses

Starting up the Dunn route, Moses North Face

Classic Jimmy Dunn OW

Soleman on top of Moses


Beckey was here.

Taylor Canyon

Charlie Horse Needle

Olevsky Route, FA May 2, 1985

Soleman on the first pitch

Soleman on the crux corner

Summit of Charlie Horse Needle over the Green River


Monday, August 3, 2020

Half EVO

The Evolution Crest
Mt Darwin, Mt Mendel, Peak 13,360
We climbed the ridgeline from right to left.

Lamarck Col

 Deputy high over Evolution Basin

Baller hand crack on Peak 13,360

Ramble on to Mt Mendel

 Granite Planet

Dep engages a downclimb along the ridge

 Summit of Mt Mendel
looking east to the Owens Valley

 Cruising between Mendel and Darwin

 The wild summit block of Mt Darwin

On top of Darwin after the summit block boulder problem

Darwin to Mt Haeckel
This section is the most classic ridge climbing of the traverse.
Big exposure, black diorite knobs, and golden granite!

Deputy, you're entering a world of pain.

Rapping off Darwin

 Ridge running to Peak 13,332

 Dep taking in Evolution Basin
Mt Goddard dominates the background on the left

 Looking back at the wild south side of Darwin

 Happy Cowboy!

Peak 13,332

Summit of Peak 13,332

Lake below Mt. Haeckel