Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I can see your Tetons from here

A few weeks ago I spent a just over a week in the Tetons. This photo is of Polly, from SLC climbing the 4th pitch of the Lower Exum. A group of 5 of us attempted the complete Exum ridge car to car. We got shut down by wet rock and ice on the route. The night before it snowed about 2-4cm on the mountain and made the ledges icy and the faces wet. We bailed off climbers left to on a ledge system that takes you to the start of Wall street.

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Earlier in the week a group of 5 of us, Three "Cheesedicks" and 2 "FIBs" made the top of the Grand via the Direct Petzodlt ridge. The route was super fun with the cruxes no harder than 8. I led the first three pitches, Adam from Chitown lead the rest of the ridge, then we unroped to the top via the upper Exum.

Monday, August 30, 2010

happy to be on the top and done with the last belay...

Kendra and I one top of her first Mountain.

It was cold.

N. Face of Athabasca

The other day Kendra and I climbed a classic North Face route in the Canadian Rockies, one of my most favorite mountain ranges. This was my "4th" attempt at this peak, weather shut use down twice and another party of 4 the on the first attempt.

Kendra and I climbed a variation of the classic route. We took the obvious line in the center of the picture. The original line was the snow covered rock ramp to the right. I think it went at WI 4- M4, My first ice lead of the new season! AWESOME