An exciting morning in the City
With a twinkle in the eye I asked, “Should we give it a shot?”
“Yeah, let’s go for it,” Ray replied.
“Right on!” I hooted and we hopped off Treasure Rock to pack some gear. On the way, we snipped about Mormon pilgrims probably putting up the first ascents of the random 20’ features.
“Ah, come on, ma…I’ll be right safe about it and don’t you worry none, I’ll be fine.”
On Lost Arrow, Ray did just fine too. He enjoyed the perfect finger couplets, great pinchers and friction toe holds, and some really cool exposure above the tree tops. The face moved up and to the right and then into a steep ramp, which lacked the funner aspects of below. The winds picked up, snow flurries whipped through the air, and the temp dropped several notches in the direction of freezing. As I pulled into the belay station, Ray seemed to be enjoying the pinnacle’s climb. From there, it was ten feet up, two moves to the left, and a funky move over the ledge onto a steep slanting, unprotected face.
Not being a very good rock climber I felt like leading the route was just insane. So many things could go badly wrong, but they did not and we had a great time enjoying the beauty of the Inner City from the top of Lost Arrow. The 150’ overhanging rappel was fun too.