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Sun in the Sun

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:27 pm

Climbing in the afternoon sun on The Sun , Lost Creek Wilderness, Sunday April 17, 2011.


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Micah belays Matt up the second pitch of "Better Lock Next Time," 5.10b, The Sun, Lost Creek Wilderness.

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Re: Sun in the Sun

Postby TomPierce » Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:45 am

Funny, right where the orangy/gold rope is going up is where I took a lead fall a few years ago. It was super easy terrain (5.7 as I recall), but right where I moved to the left (looking up) a small crystal I was edging on gave way and I was outta there. The one piece I'd put in held perfectly but I nonetheless tore up my ankle, tearing ligaments. It was a mini-epic to get down and hobble out. Thank G*d for painkillers! Gotta go back one day and finish that one.

Oh, and nice photo Jim! :lol:
-Tom

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Re: Sun in the Sun

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:16 am

TomPierce wrote:Funny, right where the orangy/gold rope is going up is where I took a lead fall a few years ago. It was super easy terrain (5.7 as I recall), but right where I moved to the left (looking up) a small crystal I was edging on gave way and I was outta there. The one piece I'd put in held perfectly but I nonetheless tore up my ankle, tearing ligaments. It was a mini-epic to get down and hobble out. Thank G*d for painkillers! Gotta go back one day and finish that one.

Oh, and nice photo Jim! :lol:
-Tom


Thanks, Tom.

[For those that haven't been on the route, if you go the way we went (Micah at the P2 belay) that leaves a traverse left to get to the only pro to where the photo was taken (you can't see the crack between me and Micah in the photo.) It's short, but unprotected and delicate. I stuck a #3 Camalot in the upward crack you see at Micah's feet, as far left as possible, before committing to the moves. It could also be done as A0, dropping down from the P2 belay, then swinging left, if one wishes to avoid that tiny section. If done that way, pro high in the crack to keep your second protected. -Jim]

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