Monday, June 1, 2015

City of Rocks - May 2015

Another May, another trip to City of Rocks with some friends. City of Rocks is beautiful and there's excellent climbing all over the place. This year we had Dani, Trish, Luke, Greg, Heather (and Elliot) and some of their friends. It was a good crew and we climbed quite a bit despite the large group and the afternoon thunderstorms on Saturday.

Friday:
***Rye Crisp (5.8 trad), Elephant Rock
**Just Say No (5.9 sport), Elephant Rock
***Columbian Crack (5.8 trad), Elephant Rock
**Tres Amigos (5.10b sport), Elephant Rock
***Conceptual Reality (5.9 trad), Gallstone
*Biliary Tree (5.8 trad), Gallstone

Saturday:
**Moderate Route (5.6 trad), Indian Chief Rock
**Flake Route (5.6 trad), Indian Chief Rock
**Wide Crack (5.8 trad), Inidan Chief Rock
*Unknown (5.8 trad), Bumblie Rock
***Too Much Fun (5.8 sport), Bumblie Rock - got stormed off, left a beaner

Sunday:
****Carol's Crack (5.8 trad), Decadent Wall
****Adolescent Homo (5.7 trad), Decadent Wall
**Make it Hurt (5.10a trad), Go West, Breadloaves
****Lost Arrow (5.7 trad, 2 pitches), Lost Arrow Spire

Trish belaying climber on Just Say No (5.9)
Rye Crisp (5.8 flake)
Stormy Saturday afternoon at City of Rocks 
Camp. See Greg (in green poncho) for example of how to wear a poncho. 
Twin Sisters
Luke on top of the Rocks near our campsite (sites 2,3,4)
Luke leading Carol's Crack (5.8)
Luke toping out on Carol's Crack 
Looking up Adolescent Homo (5.7) 
Luke coming up Adolescent Homo (5.7)
Adolescent Homo follows the tiny crack where the climber is. Carol's Crack follows the ski tracks crack left of center. 
Heather on Make it Hurt (5.10a)
Luke at the crux of Make it Hurt (5.10a)
Looking down the leaning dihedral of Lost Arrows first pitch= 
Luke finishing up the first pitch of Lost Arrow
Luke leading the second pitch of Lost Arrow 
Top of Lost Arrow
Me 
Looking down on Luke as he rappels Lost Arrow