RPC's Chianti Spire - Rebel Yell

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RPC's Chianti Spire - Rebel Yell
Created On: Aug 19, 2010
Last Edited On: Aug 20, 2010

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A week after climbing the North Face on Burgundy Spire next door, Shirley & I came back for this amazing line. This time around we went car-to-car and of course Blondie accompanied us...as did our friends Jim & Haydar. We climbed it as 2 teams of 2. Did I mention that it's an amazing line? Beautiful granite crack climbing in an alpine setting!

Photo Essay

Chianti SpireShirley approaching the base of the route.

Rebel YellJim & Haydar at the base of Chianti's east face.

Rebel YellGetting ready at the base.

Chianti SpireResting before the technical bit.

Rebel YellShirley belaying me on pitch 1.

Rebel YellLeading pitch 1.

Rebel YellShirley following pitch 1.

Rebel YellShirley nearing the top of pitch 2.

Rebel YellStarting the lead of pitch 3.

Rebel YellLeading the weird step-around move on pitch 4.

Rebel YellShirley pulling the awkward move of pitch 4.

Rebel YellLeading pitch 5.

Rebel YellShirley on the crux pitch 5.

Chianti Spire, Rebel YellShirley following the crux pitch of Rebel Yell.

Rebel YellStarting up pitch 6.

Rebel YellStarting up pitch 6 with Haydar leading pitch 5 below.

Rebel YellShirley belaying me on pitch 6.

Rebel YellShirley on Chianti's summit platform.

Summit Block - Chianti SpireView of Chianti's summit block (left corner) from summit of Burgundy.

View SouthLooking towards Silver Star from the summit.

Rebel YellBelaying Shirley for the summit block.

Rebel YellShirley on the summit spire.

Rebel YellHaydar telling off some punks on the next door Burgundy summit.

SupperHaydar (L), Jim, and Blondie enjoying post climb beers by the car.


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