South Six-Shooter before the storm

South Six-Shooter as seen from the plateau below the summit cone as a storm approaches. We called off the climb at this point due to ominous clouds and very high winds. By the time we escaped down the wash and found a campsite an incredible sand storm was in full swing. The skies cleared overnight and we made a successful (but very cold) ascent the following morning. Indian Creek, Utah. March 2009.

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lcarreau

lcarreau - Mar 27, 2009 7:46 pm - Voted 10/10

The same thing

happened here (in AZ). Dust everywhere you look.

Is this the one that's supposed to resemble
a Native American's head-dress, or is that
Red Cloud Peak?

Sorry, age is creeping up on me and I become
'forgetful' when it comes to names and faces.

SarahThompson

SarahThompson - Mar 27, 2009 10:30 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: The same thing

The sandstorm was spooky. The skies looked really ominous, the winds were very strong, sand was everywhere, and I didn't know if it was normal or if we should get the heck out of there (I'm very new to the desert)!

The Six-Shooters are supposed to resemble revolvers.

yatsek

yatsek - Mar 28, 2009 6:09 am - Voted 10/10

Re: new to desert

So what do you find really different in terms of hiking/climbing practice?

lcarreau

lcarreau - Mar 28, 2009 1:40 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: The same thing

Sarah? My most sincere apologies! I had your
name "confused" with the the other Sarah on
this SP-site.

The desert is an amazing place. When one of
those "sandstorms" blow through, the best thing to do is duck and cover.

The winds (especially in March/April) are
typical in the Desert SW.

SarahThompson

SarahThompson - Mar 30, 2009 5:58 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: new to desert

Interesting question. For one thing, it seems like I end up eating a lot of sand :). Sand gets in my shoes and acts like sandpaper. The rock is a lot softer and sometimes disintegrates. It was interesting seeing huge marks where ropes had dug into the rock. Oh, and I'm terrified of snakes and spiders, but I have managed to avoid seeing them on my first two trips.

EricChu

EricChu - Nov 22, 2009 7:13 am - Voted 10/10

Awesome!

I like very much the tension in this photo!

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