Indian Creek 2021

On Friday around 8 PM, we left for Indian Creek! We took the Subaru since my truck’s rear axle seal was broken and it was taking longer than expected to fix, but the Subaru got to all the trailheads fine! We arrived around 3 PM and decided to camp in the official Creek Pasture campground…

Zion (Smith Rock)

We started off our trip to Smith Rock with the classic Zion! We got an early start, and started climbing at 7:00 AM and got to the top around 9:50 AM. The approach is super short and all on a really cushy trail! All anchors are bolted. We clipped our shoes to our harnesses and…

Observation Rock Attempt 2021

Crappy weather and rocks falling every 2 minutes… no thanks, turnaround it was. Map: Observation Rock – CalTopo Key learnings Drive to trailhead is 20 mins shorter than Google says (1:50 rather than 2:10). Walkie talkies could be useful if windy & foggy (since might not be able to hear or see each other while…

Stanley-Burgner 2021

This was a LONG day. 24 hours and 20 minutes. This one’s probably worth camping for since it’s an exhausting, tough route! Overall notes Communications were actually pretty good, didn’t bring radios and didn’t really need them LOTS of crack climbing! Usually corner/weird cracks, but still, tons of jamming. Gear brought Doubles #0.3-2 and single…

Silent Running 2021

Better than expected slab climb! Some of it felt slightly runout but only on easier terrain, for the most part pretty well bolted! Key notes 12 quickdraws (6 single alpine and 6 sport) worked well. Never needed a double alpine. Potentially could have brought one more for P7 if you also leave a quickdraw at…

Marvin's Ear 2021

Overall, this climb was fun but the approach and rappels were annoying. It’s something I’d recommend doing once, but I’m not sure I’d do it again considering Mile High Club is a bit better! Really awesome that someone bolted this route though, I’m thankful for those folks! Key notes… Walkie talkies could have been useful…

Condorphamine Addiction 2021

The weather forecast was looking like there’d be a weather window Saturday, perfect time to try Condorphamine Addiction! We woke up at 2:40 AM and started driving around 3:00 AM to get to the trailhead around 5:15 AM. It was seeming a bit chilly though, so we didn’t start hiking till 5:35 AM. Temps ended…

Silver Peak - North Bowl - 2021

This weekend was looking rainy, so we figured we should try Silver Peak early in the morning before work! 5 days ago, the road apparently wasn’t super driveable (someone walked 2 miles on the road because of one snowy spot early on). But the road was PERFECT today! Any high clearance vehicle should be able…

Prime Rib 2021

Josh’s first multipitch climb! And Kyle’s second multipitch climb! Overall notes Walkie talkies are definitely useful 6 alpine draws and two additional double draws can be nice! Pitch 1 – 5.4, 40-45m, 3 bolts The first pitch is super easy, close to a scramble. Sparsely bolted but easy. To link this with P2 you’d have…

Birthday Tour 2021

This weekend was the first weekend the Highway 20 gate was open, and we knew the Birthday Tour would be nuts, so we got a super early start and didn’t see anyone till the last hour of our trip! Snow conditions were pretty good (usually icy but a bit of powder and rarely terrible ice,…