The Three Gossips

The Three Gossips, one of the most impressive formations in the Arches national park, Courthouse Tower section.
Trio of blocky summits towering 300 feet above a rounded slickrock base.
First ascent by Steve Roper and Allen Steck in October 1970.

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Brian C

Brian C - Apr 20, 2011 8:05 am - Hasn't voted

Cool shot!

Makes me want to go and climb these!! Too bad I can't climb 5.11 yet...

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Apr 20, 2011 8:55 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Cool shot!

Yes, 5.11c in the desert is hard, but they say that the hard parts are easily clean-aided. Stewart Green rates it as 5.9 C1.
Good luck with climbing.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Apr 20, 2011 12:00 pm - Voted 10/10

Looks like they're wearing robes ..

.. but I don't have a poem. Fresh out!

Liba, your photography skills seem to be
getting better, like a fine wine over time.

The Gossip on the left is looking up at something. Perhaps an alien spacecraft ??

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Apr 20, 2011 12:25 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Looks like they're wearing robes ..

Larry, it was a super windy and dusty day. You could feel the sand getting into your lungs, eyes, everywhere...

lcarreau

lcarreau - Apr 20, 2011 12:36 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Looks like they're wearing robes ..

Absolutely .. enjoy the formations while you
can! The sands of time will be lying on the
ground before you know it !!!

anita

anita - Apr 20, 2011 6:11 pm - Hasn't voted

HDR

is this hdr? seems to have some kind of glow going on.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Apr 20, 2011 7:42 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: HDR

it was a strange day, sunny, but super windy with sand/dust in the air.

dadndave

dadndave - Apr 20, 2011 6:55 pm - Voted 10/10

Great shot

Reminds me of that "Burgers of Calais" sculpture.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Apr 20, 2011 7:43 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great shot

Thanks, will have to google that sculpture.

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