Monday, December 13, 2010

The Desert and Benchlands

Saturday I headed out with Ares to the Desert...the snow was considerably less...with about and inch of patchy snow, and most of the top-outs were dry. After a warm-up on the Mastodon, we we sessioned 'Ron's Crack' and worked on 'Analogue Movements'...unfortunately my balance wasn't cooperating and I was spat off repeatedly on the later...we rounded out the day with a fire by the Bullet Boulder...

That evening the Brotherman rolled back into town...so the next morning we rolled out to the Benchlands...driving by the Desert, which looked even more melted out then the day prior...the Benchlands on the other hand had a bit of snow to tromp through...but undeterred, we set about on a long walkabout, and as usual found a number of interesting problems, and once again we were stumped on locating 'The Breather' a problem established a couple years ago...lost somewhere on the top of the hill...all and all a good day exploring and a good weekend of climbing.

a few pics


~15' roof crack...hands to fingers to flair



New project...



Looking out at Sally and other mid-bench problems

Cheers!

2 comments:

Dylan said...

that "new project" looks stellar, benchlands?

TK said...

yeah, benchlands...there's another line out the opposite/uphill side that looks good, as well as a few others in the immediate area...going back as soon as it's a bit more melted out...hopefully by this coming weekend.