on this wall has to be some of the best in the park really..was going to do Black Dagger with Stacy on Thurs...wanted to show her this approach which I thought was cool...but she does not like traverses so much...so eyeing Birdland I guess...cheers
Dow, I agree tho. admittedly have not done enough there to say for sure. Black Dagger looks like a beauty & is one of the RR classics. Will definitely hike back there again for that one as well. Birdland is fun too - you guys will like it. Looking forward to photos.
have this on Brownstone Wall South yet...got lost in the shuffle...great write up as always...a sandbag at RR eh? see a lot of folks sharing your sentiment at MP and RC....cold and wind front moving in...looking for some protection up here....might be too cold for the fingers on this route, we will see...looks attractive though......thanks again for the beta...cheers
Dow - you'll love it! Spectacular route & (as you well know) that Brownstone Wall is one great setting too.
On a different note, "cold and wind front moving in" WTF is with this winter that just won't quit...keep getting mtn. snow up here. sick of this sh.t - looking forward to some sunshine!
Enjoy the line & cheers.
well, along those lines...yes, this spring has been different compared to the last two (only ones I have experience with) here in the desert....so today, we run up Rose Hips to get to the base of Brownstone....it was snowing on us for gods sake...winds coming through gun sight were swirling way too much for us to give the north wall a go...sit down to eat lunch, huddled up like we were in the Canadian Rockies (during the winter!)...of course can't see west, so had no choice but to stash gear and give it a go again tomorrow....High Anxiety and Nightcrawler if we get any luck at all....the forecast had this predicted though, I just felt bad for a friend who committed to flying down (like some folks from Portland I know) so here I am....passing over a couple great days for one suspect weekend. I predict after this system...things go good for the next two months...April-May normally quite stable...cheers
"it was snowing on us for gods sake"
I'm speechless -- I thank the lucky stars for the decent weather we had on our 2 winter outings down there this year (we have payed our shitweather dues in the past there too). ...actually, what I'm looking forward to is your photos of Eagle Dance -- esp would be cool to see those "enigmatic" pitches above the ladder :)
Good luck with the weather tomorrow. Cheers Dow.