Thursday, April 29, 2010
I spent last weekend out at Smith and checked out the Lower Gorge for the first time. Climbing on the basalt columns was a nice change from the tweaky welded tuff that Smith is renowned for, and the lack of crowds was an added bonus. With the quality and quantity of the routes it was quite a surprise to pass the overflowing (!) parking at the main area and find the columns to be relatively quiet. The climbing, setting, and lack of crowds are so much different it's hard to believe you're actually at Smith!
Bob Graham 'Cry of the Poor' (5.11a)
Friday, April 23, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
Matt on the 12b "warmup"
Did we really drive all the way to Utah to climb in cold north facing caves?
At the Black and Tan
Darren on a super steep 11d called 'Banana Dance' at the Turtle Wall
Kelton doing his best Stallone impression at the Turtle Wall
Andy on Banana Dance
Outdoor gym climbing at it's finest!
Here's a sequence of Kelton on the crux of a route called 'Capt'n Rehab' at Chuckwalla Wall.
Rest day in Zion
The infamous leg-thread on 'Mentor' at the VRG.
Gotta love the view!
Ryan destroying 'Hell Comes to Frogtown'
Getting revenge on a ten year old project
Darren roping up for some boulder problems at the Gorilla Cliffs ('The Present' (14a) is the route on the right)
A route called 'Treebeard' at the Wailing Wall