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Shirley & Haydar taking in the warm sunshine.
A bit of the good ol’ days of cragging as our friend Haydar joined us for a quick in & out to The Bend. We visited the far left side of the cliff for the first time and climbed three new (for us) routes: Alar
(5.8), Mutiny In Manila
(5.10a) and Heartbreak Of Psoriasis
(5.10c). Then it got hot, we lost motivation and enjoyed some Mex food on the way home.
Twelve years of flying by this place and this was the first time we actually stopped by (via a 2 mile u-turn). Somewhere between Goldendale and Yakima there is a Greek bakery (monastery actually). We found some tasty stuff including…
…tasty and rich baklava.
Shirley starting up Alar (5.8) on the north side of The Bend. Photo by Haydar (May 2015).
Exiting Alar via the left side (wide) crack…perhaps we should’ve checked the book (May 2015).
Blondie taking a nice long whiff of spring air at The Bend (May 2015).
Shirley in the money section of Alar.
Springtime at The Bend (May 2015).
Leading the nice Mutiny In Manila (5.10a). Photo by Haydar (May 2015).
Finishing Mutiny In Manila – nice finger to thin hands crack with sufficient rest stems to keep things at 10-.
Shirley on Mutiny In Manila (May 2015).
Starting up Heartbreak Of Psoriasis (5.10c). Fingers to thin hands to fingers. Photo by Haydar (May 2015).
About midway up.
Good climbing on Heartbreak Of Psoriasis (May 2015).
More of Haydar on Heartbreak Of Psoriasis.
Tieton River (May 2015).
Haydar topping out on Heartbreak Of Psoriasis (5.10c).
Shirley & Haydar taking in the warm sunshine atop the cliffs (May 2015).
Blondie almost done with the crux of her day – a cable bridge with a deck featuring some large holes…not a problem in her youth but at 15 years old, it was exciting (May 2015).
Haydar, Shirley & Blondie hiking back to the car (May 2015).
The Bend from the hike-out. The routes we did that day are on the far left in the shade (May 2015).
North end (left side) of The Bend (May 2015).
Blondie and Haydar sharing a bowl of water.
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