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!
Shirley approaching the base of the route.
Jim & Haydar at the base of Chianti's east face.
Getting ready at the base.
Resting before the technical bit.
Shirley belaying me on pitch 1.
Leading pitch 1.
Shirley following pitch 1.
Shirley nearing the top of pitch 2.
Starting the lead of pitch 3.
Leading the weird step-around move on pitch 4.
Shirley pulling the awkward move of pitch 4.
Leading pitch 5.
Shirley on the crux pitch 5.
Shirley following the crux pitch of Rebel Yell.
Starting up pitch 6.
Starting up pitch 6 with Haydar leading pitch 5 below.
Shirley belaying me on pitch 6.
Shirley on Chianti's summit platform.
View of Chianti's summit block (left corner) from summit of Burgundy.
Looking towards Silver Star from the summit.
Belaying Shirley for the summit block.
Shirley on the summit spire.
Haydar telling off some punks on the next door Burgundy summit.
Haydar (L), Jim, and Blondie enjoying post climb beers by the car.