|The North Chasm View Wall from Astrodog.|
Told mostly in photos, here is the story of Astrodog, one of Colorado's sweetest long free routes. Luke Rasmussen, Brett Baekey, and I went to the south rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison for the first time, and before dawn we began our first rappel.
|The first of 11 double rope rappels.|
|The sun rose a couple of raps in. Yes, those are down booties.|
|once it got warm, Luke revealed his Pizza Slut shirt. Mid length sleeves provide adequate offwidth protection,|
while an exposed midriff is both dashing and well ventilated. We believe this is the future.
|A perfect corner just above the 2-boulder bivy.|
|Pitch 8, Brett leading a 5.11 corner.|
|Pitch 10: Luke leads the thin corner just before the crux.|
|O-Town on Simply Read in Rifle.|