Right Chimney 5.10c
Trip ReportThree Penguins. Arches National Park.
Marie had to guide in the morning but was psyched to help me hold my tradition of climbing a tower on my birthday.
Sweet, I get to sleep in. After breakfast I head to woodys for mimosas and football. The Shehawks lost. Haha.
Marie, Jay, and Justin tear me away from my Sunday football bliss and off we go to Arches.
Jay wants to climb the hideous wide crack on the left. We're going to do the classic route on the right.
Heading to the base.
I went over to Jay's rarely done route. It looked rather sandy I thought. After about 30 feet of climbing Jay had deposited a large pile of sand at the base.
So anyway, me and Marie get ready for the right chimney.
Marie is a little worried about the OW at the top and I tell her that I'll lead it if she wants to stop at the first anchor but that she should send it in one pitch.
She sent it in one pitch. I was happy.
We beat Jaybro and Justin to the top and drank a little Utah water.
Team sand trap finally arrives.
Then we turned up the techno and ate a bunch of X.
I forgot a rappel device so I had to rap with Marie.
We got down just in time for a beautiful sunset.
Thanks guys for an awesome birthday.
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