Devo's Climbs

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Rock Climb: Great Northern Slab - May 14, 2011

Snuck one in Saturday evening: following his shift at VW, Ian and I drove through rain in Monroe to find Index still dry, but for how long? We began climbing around 5:45 p.m., using Ian's newly purchased rack (shiny gear - sweet!). I led the Sickle Crack (5.7) to the base of the Pisces hand crack (5.6). Then Ian climbed the crack for his first gear lead! From there I continued to the top via the final pitch of Great Northern (5.6). A single 70m rappel took us down. We were surprised it wasn't raining yet but weren't complaining. Ian got some more practice placing gear by leading the 5.0 Approach Gully to the railroad rings, then I led the second pitch of Great Northern (5.6). As we descended, the rain finally arrived - we quickly rapp'ed to the ground and scurried to the car. Good times! :)

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