royal arches crest jewel linkup 5/09 with the wife


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Trad climber
Between Tuscano and Liguria, Italia
May 18, 2009 - 03:55am PT
Another idea is to bring a 7 or 8 mil line on the RA and stash it near the spring somewhere. Then after Crest Jewel, rap the arches descent. People say it is so much longer than the NDG but I disagree and it is more straight forward. The only problem is that if you have to do it in the dark, perhaps it has a high epic potential (I would say that NDG is higher though in the dark).
I have done RA to CJ once and then RA to CJD and both times we rapped it. The second time, we were walking down from CJ with a party that knew the NDG and so we planned to wait for eachother in the parking lot of the Awahnee to see which way was faster. We were out about half an hour ahead and not really rushing. That being said, I had rapped the route at least 3 times before so I am somewhat familiar with it and it was light out.

Gym climber
above the play park
May 18, 2009 - 02:03pm PT
Good job y'all! A day to which many aspire, but few actually pull off.

I like how the guy is climbing with a t-shirt and 6 draws and wifey has that big ol' pack...a keeper indeed!

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Jun 26, 2009 - 01:06am PT
Nice TR! Good meeting you for the second time! Ha! Bitchin pix and a a big takedown of 2 classics.


Jun 26, 2009 - 03:46am PT
See you two tomorrow. Get ready for adventure!

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