Passing the dihedral/roof in...

Passing the dihedral/roof in the second (?) pitch. Note the 4-foot runner just below Jeff. If you try to pull this off with only short quickdraws the rope drag will be miserable.


The lighter rock in the top-left corner is Liberty Bell. Gives you an idea of Minuteman's place in the world when you can point your camera straight up and get another mountain in the photo.

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nurettin

nurettin - Apr 26, 2005 2:06 am - Voted 10/10

Nice line..

Liked your climbing style, keep going!

Eric Sandbo

Eric Sandbo - Apr 30, 2005 7:19 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice line..

Thank you. I'd resorted to aid on the shield at the top when Derek and I attempted this the year before. (Weather and impatient friends turned us around.) On this trip with Jeff, it went free. That's always been my greatest joy in climbing: pulling off something I didn't believe I could do.

Derek Franzen

Derek Franzen - Apr 26, 2005 10:23 am - Voted 10/10

Shield...

The Shield sure looks steep from here.

Eric Sandbo

Eric Sandbo - Apr 30, 2005 7:04 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Shield...

It does, doesn't it? We're looking up to the L side of the shield; the route climbs from the right corner of it to the center. As I remember, we agreed it was pretty steep.

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