Sunday, August 21, 2005

Solutions to a Modern Alpine Environment.

Well Seftick and myself dug into the beartooths to finish the tower that Sheldon and I started last week. The ridge above proved to be excellent exposed climbing although easier than we were expecting.

The line of our 4 pitch ascent. The crux was surprisingly in the dihedral on the first pitch that I first climbed with Sheldon last week. The arete was 3 full 200ft rope pitches, and did steepen up, but big holds abound and gear opprotunities existed although not plentiful. Posted by Picasa

Joel near the top of the easy second pitch with the steepening arete lurking above. I found a placed piton a few feet above this stance. Posted by Picasa

The doctor (hey, he passed boards) coming up the easy but exposed ridge of the second pitch. Posted by Picasa

Joel leading up the big question mark 3rd pitch. Was there holds and gear on this arete? Yes. Big holds and "good enough" gear. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

One week earlier Sheldon and I went up and did the first pitch in two shorter pitches. This and the photo below were taken on that day. Joel at the hanging belay inside the base of the dihedral second pitch. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Sheldon popping his head around the corner into the dihedral, deeply perplexed and puzzled by the mossy but not so chossy first pitch. Posted by Picasa

Monday, August 01, 2005

Anya on her first day of lead climbing in Cody, WY. Posted by Picasa