Must have been worked more than I thought from Tough Mudder as Pitch 2 felt harder. Then again, i may have been off slightly at the crux of that pitch which is slightly runout. Pitch 1 fun, combined P3 &4 despite rope drag
Much better way to get to upper Solar Slab than Gully. Easy P1, steep P2 and we ran P3 & 4 together for time. Also rapped this route in dark. Chains hard to find on rap in dark, lol.
With Holly and Marsha... Girls rock....
Lead the first pitch and it began raining/snowing as I setup the belay. Rap'd from here.
Great run up the first pitch with Shane on the lead. First pitch is more like a 5.6 and not 5.7.
Followed Joan Pan, whimper-fest on P2 but feeling better about it. Great exposure and traverses!
Retrieved our rope that got stuck on the rap the day before. Second time was still fun.
Practically had the place to ourselves, maybe it was the near freezing temperatures! But, think we were lucky, a couple of days later the place was covered in snow. A great climb, each pitch is different and interesting. A super day!
We went up this as an approach to Solar Slab. Beautiful line.
Really fun climb...loved it. Especially pitch 3. Great exposure.
Climbed this on a Monday with Jascha and had the entire wall to ourselves. Combined the route with Solar Slab. Rapped the route and ropes got stuck a few times on the rap, but we made it down just it got completely dark.
There were 3 parties ahead of us when we reached the wall at 8:30am. Fun easy route.
I climbed this three times between 2000 and 2002. I would have climbed it a fourth time, but after a rainstorm the usually solid chickenheads were popping off under slight pressure. It sure is hard to bail on a climb . . .
Much more enjoyable than Cat in the Hat I thought. Have done most of the longer routes back here, and was looking for something easy and short with Stacy. Real fun first two pitches. Good to do on a cold day, the holds are huge, but the route steep. Great starter trad lead I would think. Coolest thing was a Ringtail cat stole our lunch. We met a party at the first belay on our rap who saw it go down while they were climbing. Took the lunch bag out of our duffle. We normally leave our bags open at the base of climbs in the Canadian Rockies so the bears don't tear them apart. Stacy was just following protocol. Can see it working on that Snickers bar! That can't be a good thing.
This was a good warm up the lower section of solar slab we then hooked up with SunDog to the top it was a great climb