Wasatch, Middle Bell Tower, Arm and Hammer

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Wasatch, Middle Bell Tower, Arm and Hammer

Post by skykilo » Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:14 pm

After fleeing like Bambi on Monday, I found myself at DD's not-so-secret Park City lair. After a scant four hours of sleep, he pulled a couple shots of espresso for me and drove us to Little Cottonwood Canyon. He knew I held the secrets to fire and survival, so he threw me on The Green Adjective. It's a highly rated LCC classic freed by George Lowe, a friction-footwork intensive tweakerfest up a flaring pin-scarred seam, southern aspect perfect for one of the hotter days of the year. I eventually got up it, but it was our only climb of the day. I should have taken all of my offset nuts.

Today, Liz and I climbed Arm and Hammer, another local classic.

Middle Bell Tower. A leader is midway up the third pitch of Arm and Hammer.

Liz follows the offwidth on the second pitch. I told her to stop cheating.

Above the first tension traverse. That was exciting.

Liz near the top of the Zion Curtain pitch, tension traverse => incredible flake => stimulating slab finish.

A thunderstorm added excitement to the hike down the canyon. Tonight I'll call on Dr. Layton.

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Post by naomig » Fri Jul 01, 2011 3:26 am

Every pitch looks like so much fun!

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