||A map of the crags. Day one was on Le Merinos, day two was on La Jeunesse.
|Looking out on the crags we climbed the first day. We climbed
two routes our first day out, a 2 1/2 pitch 5b (5.9ish), though the last
pitch was a cake walk. The second route of the day was a long single-pitch
5c+ (5.10ish). Had some really small technical sections that earned the
grade. Two-finger pockets with no feet followed by some deadpointing. It
was *hot* out as well. Nothing like working a really tough climb while sweat
drips in your eyes.
|Day two we started out on a two pitch 5b. Technically not too demanding,
but I botched the first section and froze up on the first crux section after
over-climbing the bolt and mangling an awful traverse/lieback/power-over-technique
move. I'm still not sure why I didn't go flying off into space end end up
dangling off the overhang.
Must be luck.
|Later we mistakenly tried to tackle a 7a+ on toprope. Actually made some
progress on it though had to keep wondering why it was so tough as we thought
it was a 6a. At least we have an excuse for falling off this one.
OK, these images aren't supposed to go together but they look kind of cool like that.
|View of the crags.
||Another rope in action.
|Corne getting ready to take the sharp end of the rope.
|Coming up an easy chunk.
||Looking down again. With a camera slung around your torso and only one
hand free, there is a limit as to what you can take pictures of.
|Up on the anchor, putting faith in a bomber bolt and a thin Spectra daisy
||Corne on the anchor.
|Our anchor. Inspires confidence.
||View from the top.
|Someone working a tough one.
|See pics from my trip to Devil's Tower here.|