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The Tombstone, Epitaph

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:28 pm
by skykilo
Circumstances were conspiring against it, but Naomi and I really wanted to make another trip to SE UT for more desert adventures before the end of Rocktober. I made a mad dash to finish a monumental episode of car maintenance by early Saturday afternoon. Alas, I misplaced my timing belt by a few notches and the car wasn't running in a way to inspire one to drive to isolated desert venues. But Cynthia came to the rescue and offered to let us take her jeep!

The skinny of it was that we found ourselves driving some serious four-wheeling terrain near Lost World Buttress at 1 am on Sunday morning in search of Liz Daley. We did not find her before pitching our camp, but we did drive by some rock called The Tombstone. It seemed like a worthy objective for Sunday.

We climbed a route called Epitaph. I wouldn't really recommend it, but it was fun.

It's another exciting picture on Ski Sickness

It's another exciting picture on Ski Sickness

It's another exciting picture on Ski Sickness

It's another exciting picture on Ski Sickness

It's another exciting picture on Ski Sickness

It's another exciting picture on Ski Sickness

It's another exciting picture on Ski Sickness

In the end we did find Liz and company. Then we headed to Moab and purchased some vegetables to eat before our meeting with Moses.

Re: The Tombstone, Epitaph

Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:32 am
by Diamond Dachshund
And what did Moses have to say?

Re: The Tombstone, Epitaph

Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:01 pm
by naomig
Thanks Sky for belaying me on the epic "5.9" squeeze chimney pitch. It was a battle to lead. The sandstone had no friction and everything on the face just broke away.

Re: The Tombstone, Epitaph

Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:39 pm
by ryanl
Running out of things to say....Awesome you two!!

Re: The Tombstone, Epitaph

Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:33 pm
by BettyBoost
We're never going back to the Lost World.... Never.

Re: The Tombstone, Epitaph

Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:26 pm
by naomig
I'm definitely not going to be the one suggesting LW to anyone soon either.