Touchstone Wall IV/V 5.10 C1 or 5.13b
Trip ReportSchools out... Going To Zion!!!!! +VIDEO!!!
So, my sending partner comes home for winter break and we have plans ready in minutes! I skip friday to drive out to Zion! I wanted to try big walls on sand stone and see how they were compared to granite... BETTER!!!
So, the drive...
Quick stop in baker for the mad greek cafe!
And when we arrive, we rack up for our first wall/climb in zion, TOUCHSTONE!!
And we are off, It took us 7 hours and was way too cool, I took the first 4 and max took us to the top!
Next we have a cragging day that starts with cave route to warm up, then squeeze play, cherry crack, then finished it up with headache crack... HEADACHE WAS GOOOOOD!!
I then ate 3 double doubles that night at in n out! it was reallllllllly really gooooood!!!!!
It was the moonlight day! we picked the climb because it was going to be our last wall and moonlight buttress is supposed to be great... it was! but we didn't get to top it out! We got to the top of pitch 7 in about 5-6 hours... it was really really fun, just leapfrogging purple totem cams up the perfect splitters that never ended! it started to sprincle though, it then turned to light rain.. thinking of people saying that the rock turns to mud and the anchors turn to sh#t, we played it safe and bailed so we wouldn't get caught in a big storm and have to die! Next time we will send it!
making oatmeal in the car...
PLEASE BIG WALLERS.. DONT LEAVE YOUR CIG BUTTS ON THESE RAD CLIFFS.
Now it was back to vegas to meet up with dave and erik. We ended up climbing unimpeachable groping. a super classic 5.10 sport climb that was super cool.
Now, if you want to check out the video, please do! Pretty cool, i guess :)
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Zion was so cool and can't wait for the next trip! stay tuned folks, winter break aint over yet!
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