Skull Queen C2 5.8
I had just finished my final exams, and NEEDED to get off the deck. But where may one do such in the middle of December? Thankfully, the Valley gods graced us with a dry weekend and minimal snow just after my finals ended. Game on.
The team was as follows:
1) Elliot Faber AKA Faberaid
Faber is a crafty and unassuming 20 year old whose infectious psyche and enthusiasm is capable of clearing the heaviest of Yosemite storms. He is extremely talented with tools and is destined to become a great aid climber. He recently soloed the WF of Leaning Tower.
2) Zach Parke aka Zacksquatch
3) Mark Seelos AKA Mittens
Our friend Scott gave us the beta that the Column was the wall to do, and the route we settled on was Skull Queen.
We hiked out to the base the night before after cragging at the Cookie. We slept in that sweet little cave and started climbing at 5:15ish
Next came Faber's block. The 9th pitch went fast with many fixed heads, bringing us to the Clance Stance.
We made the summit at 5:15ish, 12 hours after we started.
We all had a lot of fun, and were psyched to get such a nice weekend in the middle of Winter. We can't wait to climb another route! I see this as the first of many wall sends this year!
Thanks for reading!
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