Thursday, September 12, 2013

Black Canyon

 We took a trip to the Black for first block break.  Until we got shut down by snow, the climbing was good.  This was my second time doing Comic Relief, so we decided to throw in the variations.  The next day we all ventured down the Cruise gulley and found our way up some short routes on the far side of the Chasm View wall.  Brett and I had a nice lap on A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy.  We got the chance to shoot photos of friends on Leisure Climb, which incidentally was not leisurely.

The Black Corner, a great 5.10 variation with technical, thoughtful climbing and protection.

Onsighting the 5.11 variation to pitch five: Lightning Bolt Crack

Brett Bakey, aka pump bandit,  beginning his send of the .11 crux on a Midsummer Night's dream +  Sex Comedy = A midsummer Night's sex Comedy.

Following a sweet dihedral higher up.
The Pump Bandit, ie. complete fool.

Loose Ragamuffins leading some runout face.
Following P.1 on Midsummer
Skye climbing on the route next to midsummer.

Our friends Mike and Nick crushing Maiden Voyage.  Spot them.

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