Index Rock, Davis-Holland-Loving Arms

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Index Rock, Davis-Holland-Loving Arms

Post by skykilo » Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:08 pm

Had to go to Seattle this weekend; made the best of dealing with a small responsibility by climbing two days at Index. Saturday, Eric and I got there late and climbed Tatoosh, Princely Ambitions to Dr Sniff and the Tuna Boaters, and Godzilla.

Sunday, we took Ryan and climbed Davis-Holland-Loving Arms. It's so fun!

Ryan leads the first pitch.
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Eric took the stellar corner on the second pitch.
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Fingers to thin hands to thunker hand jams.
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Damn, that guy is cool.
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Then I led the third pitch. There's a sweet layback right off the belay. I blasted through it too quickly for Ryan to get a photo so I have to show you my ballz. Then another awesome corner for the rest of this pitch.
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Ryan goes to work again on the fourth pitch.
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I'm not cool; I'm just goofy.
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E_$ demonstrates his superlative coolness again on the fifth pitch.
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No need to pull shenanigans in front of the nice ladies hanging out there.
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He was so cool, he didn't want to deal with the steamy bolted move. Better to chill in the chimney.
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Ryan likes it up here.
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Cruxy sideways move.
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Thin face climbing with trad gear and he's still chill.
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That left the triumphant jug haul to the top for me.
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Face climbing on gear is fun!
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Thanks for a great weekend, fellas. Let's see that North Cascades trip report when you get home, Eric. Please fondle my VG for me when it gets there, Ryan.

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Re: Index Rock, Davis-Holland-Loving Arms

Post by kmcb » Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:53 pm

hawt. I love that climb. Was EDub just trying to keep the sun off the back of his neck or is that how the cool college kids wear visors these days?

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Re: Index Rock, Davis-Holland-Loving Arms

Post by E_$ » Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:45 am

not cool. badly burned. yes kmcb, sun pro, not kid steeze.
DHLA is one of my favorite climbs anywhere.

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