Sunday, May 31, 2015
Summer's Here! It's Time to Catch Up!
The recent theme in Wyoming climbing has been trying to avoid the rain. Two weeks ago, Sweetwater was supposed to have the lowest probability, so that is where we went. Jesse came out with us. And as soon as we got there I hiked with him up the formation to an overhanging wall that I wanted to begin working on. I rapped in and cleaned a line, and then hiked back to the "Weapons of Mass Destruction" sector to warm up with my family. Jesse decided to stay up at the wall and keep cleaning lines.
My warm up line turned out to be more difficult than expected, but I figured it out eventually. It's just to the right of "Technical Difficulties" and I decided to name it "More Difficulties" V4.
While I was doing that, Jesse put up a line called "Cherry Bomb." Amazing features lead out a steep wall, and the slab at your back makes you climb with your arms bent a little. In the V2/3 range, it's the perfect warm up for the harder lines that will be put up in the area.
"Skin in the Game" V6