Monday, July 9, 2007

Day 10, Devils Tower

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We spent 12 hours climbing up the Durrance route. We bailed 150 feet from the top due to heat and running low on water. Before the three double-rope rappels to the bottom, we climbed 6 pitches, gaining 430 feet elevation. Dan took his first fall on lead -- 15 feet on a #4 Camalot. Not a bad piece to fall on.

Exhausted.

Camping in the park campground again tonight.

4 comments:

John said...

Dude, was that my #4 or your #4?

Brian said...

12 hours? Good lord! I'm usually beat before 11 hours. :)

Thomas said...

Damn, that's a hell of a climb. . .kind of scary to look down and see the tops of trees.

One thing I'm definitely jealous of - both you and the guy in the yellow Subaru are seeing some beautiful scenery. Stuff I wish I could take pictures of :) You've got some amazing shots in there.

Big Wall Nuts said...

John, it was my #4. I was very conscious to rack cams so I would use my gear before yours, and that pitch only had 1 #4. However, there was a later pitch where I used both.

Funny thing... on one pitch, I was in the middle of a crux move trying to get your #3.5 placed when I discovered that one of the wires was no longer connected to the trigger. Oh wait, that's not funny at all, actually it totally sucked. I was able to fix the cam tho once I topped out on that pitch.