Sandias, Little Yellow Jacket

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skykilo
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Sandias, Little Yellow Jacket

Post by skykilo » Mon May 28, 2012 7:58 pm

This is a stellar climb: impeccable rock in the mountains with five long pitches ranging in difficulty from 10a-11a.

Matt "Hollywood" Baker leads the first pitch, which starts with a difficult overhanging arete.
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Then it moves onto a tricky steep slab.
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Miranda follows the second pitch while Matt signals his approval from the belay.
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Miranda follows through a crux on the third pitch.
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The fourth pitch is spectacular. It starts with a runout traverse from the belay (where Matt is) before it follows a crack system (where Miranda is climbing).
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Then it ends with an interesting undercling.
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Sorry, no pictures of the last pitch or from Tres Piedras today, but it's all good.

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Re: Sandias, Little Yellow Jacket

Post by naomig » Mon May 28, 2012 8:21 pm

Looks like superb climbing again.

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Re: Sandias, Little Yellow Jacket

Post by ryanl » Tue May 29, 2012 10:29 am

Great pictures Sky! And the weather looks perfect too. I love sunshine with long sleeves.....

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