Shirley at the P1 belay of...

Shirley at the P1 belay of Olevsky Route as seen from the top of the spire. Note the rock damage due to ropes (March 26, 2005).

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Aaron Johnson

Aaron Johnson - Mar 29, 2005 6:06 pm - Voted 10/10

Amazing

that the red rock of Arches can be so solid to take cams and nuts and hold your weight, but so soft that ropes can carve an impression into it.

b.

b. - Mar 29, 2005 6:43 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Amazing

The summit block was much softer than what is below.

rpc

rpc - Mar 30, 2005 12:05 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Amazing

yeah - it's quite a sight to see those rope grooves. Makes you realize how delicate this material really is.

thanks for stopping by Aaron.

rpc

rpc - Mar 30, 2005 12:06 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Amazing

I agree - the light-colored summit cap seemed more "sandy" than the stuff below.

thanks for stopping by.

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