Sunday, June 21, 2009

Climbing the Fourth Pinnacle

Yay! We finally got to go climbing! Between the abnormally wet weather and our commitments with WTS and Adam's visit, we haven't climbed since February. Though we got a bit of a late start (at the trailhead at 10) we managed to get in a good two-pitch climb in the Amphitheater area. Though most of the area is currently closed due to raptor nesting, the Fourth Pinnacle is open.

After some scrambling and route finding we picked a route called the Halls of Poison Ivy. Apt title. We managed to avoid the first ledge of poison ivy but after climbing about forty feet up we discovered an enormous patch of ivy. Dan did a great job leading and managed to keep us and the equipment out of the patch.

We both got to the top of the climb just as it started raining. It was a really fun climb where we got to employ a number of techniques. A good day!

No comments: