BrassNuts and Eeeyonkeee Do the Desert – TR – MANY PHOTOS!


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Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 16, 2009 - 11:51pm PT
A trip report - the boys desert weekend interpreted by Crimpergirl.

Too much office time and not enough climbing time makes for unhappy people. To head off this possibility, BrassNuts and Eeeyonkeee headed out to the Utah desert for some fun in the sun (and rain and wind it turns out).

How could this place not be healing?

The guys hit the road late Thursday heading toward Castle Valley in the Great White. The Great White is a one comfy assault vehicle!

The first goal of the trip was Fine Jade on the Rectory. Some nearby climbers snapped some of the photos. Very cool! It’s unusual to have more than butt shots when the belayer has the camera.

Nice photos taken by other climbers of Eeeyonkeee

Just so no one feels ripped off, here is the requisite butt shot - BrassNuts

Eeeyonkeee summit photo on Fine Jade with Castleton in the background.

While the guys were climbing Fine Jade, BrassNuts looked down and noticed some ravens investigating his pack. As he watched, the birds opened his pack, unzipped the lid zipper, removed everything (rope tarp [which flew away], first aid kit, food). Having secured some high dollar Pro-Bars, the birds flew away! Smart birds. Hungry BrassNuts.

BrassNuts summit shot.

Cool flying saucer rock on the top of Fine Jade.

Castleton is such a striking tower (insert lightning [edit: offensive incorrectly spelled word has been corrected] jokes here) – one can’t help but take several photos of it.

The wind starts to whip on Fine Jade.

Eeeyonkee practices a modeling pose.

Next up was Crack Wars which is located on the west side of the Rectory.

Eeeyonkee on Crack Wars

Only one pitch was completed as the winds whipped up to crazy speeds.

The next day brought rain and cold temps. The guys hung around in Castle Valley in the rig. They did some hiking and reading. Forced rest day – beats a day in the office.

The following morning the rain and cold theme continued though happily it stopped raining relatively early allowing them to get some climbing in. They headed into Long Canyon where they did some routes on Maverick Buttress and other walls. In total they managed to get 4, 5.11s and 2, 5.10s climbed. Sounds like an excellent day to me!

Here are some photos from that day:

Butt Pygmy was one route they did. Sounded like it had an interesting foot camming under-clinging crux and was quite fun.

BrassNuts heads up…

And there goes Eeeyonkeee

Enjoying the view -

After dinner in Moab, they headed back to Castle Valley for the night. The next morning, they climbed Sister Superior.

Here is Eeeyonkee practicing other modeling poses before heading up Sister Superior…

And BrassNuts…

Looking over at the Rectory and Castleton – gorgeous!

The top of Sister Superior afforded a terrific view.

After rapping, and hiking back to the Great White, they made burritos in the luxury of the Great White and headed back to civilization.


Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 16, 2009 - 11:54pm PT
Jeez. What is my problem with posting photos lately??? Hold on while I fix the few that are jacked.

Trad climber
One Step Beyond!
Apr 16, 2009 - 11:55pm PT
You are hanging out with some hawt climbers, Crimpie!

Trad climber
the jeep
Apr 16, 2009 - 11:56pm PT
very cool!!! same time as your trip i assume?

grug crushes!!!!

thanks for postin' up again!



Trad climber
Apr 16, 2009 - 11:56pm PT
Great shots! Lookin' proud, Greg!

Trad climber
pacific beach, ca
Apr 16, 2009 - 11:59pm PT
cool pics.


ever climb Castleton?

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 17, 2009 - 12:01am PT
Thanks - very pretty place.

I stayed home and tiled the entry way while they were out playing. Dave has climbed Castleton almost 30 times, I've done it once. Not sure about Eeeyonkeee.

Still trying to fix the photo glitch...

Apr 17, 2009 - 12:02am PT
Cool !!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Apr 17, 2009 - 12:12am PT
nice, nice, nice...

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Apr 17, 2009 - 12:28am PT

I'm so envious!!!!!!111111

Great job, guys! Greg, you ought to be in movies,
what a silouette!!!!

Apr 17, 2009 - 01:25am PT
Jammin' post! Nice climbin', aces. Thanks for the play by play, CG.

Trad climber
Apr 17, 2009 - 02:00am PT

Nice shots!
Fine Jade lives up to its name.

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Apr 17, 2009 - 02:09am PT
jesus fuk greg is still ripped. look at that shoulder. makes me feel like a stick, must train!!


Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Apr 17, 2009 - 02:17am PT
happy dudes on kick ass rock. I feel ya.

Social climber
wuz real!
Apr 17, 2009 - 03:49am PT
Great stuff, if only you'd posted more pictures!
John Moosie

Beautiful California
Apr 17, 2009 - 06:26am PT
Wow !!! I certainly am glad I have DSL now. Great trip report Crimpster. Thanks !

Trad climber
Chatham N.H.
Apr 17, 2009 - 06:34am PT
Great TR !! Long Canyon and Maverick Buttress were my first Moab experiences.Awesome shots all around !!

Will await your RR TR....

Trad climber
White Mountains
Apr 17, 2009 - 07:02am PT
Great shots and some stellar climbs! Tomcat and I went to Moab a few years ago to climb Castleton. Unfortunately Tom blew out his bicep right before our trip. Hope to go back sometime.

Thanks for sharing.

Trad climber
A place w/o Avitars apparently
Apr 17, 2009 - 08:31am PT
What kind of OT BS is this? This forum is about self help, politics, religion, ecconomics, and sometimes poker. Please try to stay on topic Crimpie.

Other than that great TR.


Trad climber
Golden, CO
Apr 17, 2009 - 09:46am PT
Wow. First time seeing those shots. Fine Jade is the bomb. Jah Man, on Sister Superior, is nearly as good. Dave was an excellent climbing partner and a wonderful host (in his most excellent camper). I get out on trips over 3 days maybe once every 3 or 4 years. This one was one of the best.
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