City Of Rocks 2012

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Summary

City Of Rocks

Morning camp scene at site #00 (June 2012).

Another quick trip to the City Of Rocks. Climbed some. Were not feeling like we’re climbing very well, esp. the “dishy” face climbs typical of the place. Weather was hot. Crowds were intense (“I’m reserving this empty route next door for my cousin who’s gonna climb it as soon as she’s back from the shitter”…sort of bullshit…kind of a recurring theme at The City we found over the years). Somewhere along the way we (I?) sort of lost our motivation for single pitch stuff. We finished the beer in our cooler & went home via some shitty Mex food in Burley (…Hurley?). Blah. Fuck it. Over and out.

Photos

…A Bit Earlier – Red Rocks Fail

Nevada

Shirley done with a lunch in Ely, Nevada. One of the very few charming towns in the state (May 2012).


Nevada

As far as secret crags go, this one does not look half lame…central Nevada (May 2012).


Nevada

A “secret” crag in the middle of Nevada (May 2012).


Pine Creek Canyon

Shirley & Blondie in Pine Creek Canyon (May 2012).


Spectrum

Leading pitch 1 of Spectrum (May 2012).


Spectrum

Shirley on pitch 1 of Spectrum (May 2012).


Pine Creek Canyon

Blondie enjoying the beauty of the Pine Creek Canyon in Red Rocks. Mescalito is in the background (May 2012).


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Shirley and Blondie hiking in for a quick lap on Bloody Fingers at the City Of Rocks (May 2012).


Bloody Fingers

Shirley leading Bloody Fingers. This is above the opening crux (the crux) of the route (May 2012).


Bloody Fingers

Shirley just above the opening crux of Bloody Fingers (May 2012).


Bloody Fingers

Shirley past most of the difficulties on the stellar Bloody Fingers (5.10a) route (May 2012).


Bloody Fingers

Shirley on the pretty crack section of Bloody Fingers (5.10a) route (May 2012).

…A Bit Later – Present Day

City Of Rocks

Morning camp scene at site #00 (June 2012).


Scream Cheese

Shirley starting up the fun Scream Cheese route – 5.9 bolts but fun (June 2012).


Scream Cheese

Shirley leading the fun Scream Cheese (5.9) on the Anteater. If you’re tall, the route will feel like 5.7 (June 2012).


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Shirley hiking in with the Morning Glory Spire in the background (June 2012).


Beauty And The Beast

Leading the very nice Beauty And The Beast (5.10a) on the backside of Parking Lot Rock (June 2012).


Beauty And The Beast

Leading Beauty And The Beast (5.10a) just past the 2 (crux) slab moves (June 2012).


Beauty And The Beast

Shirley starting up Beauty And The Beast (5.10a) on the backside of Parking Lot Rock. The route starts with an awkward move right off the ground (June 2012).


Beauty And The Beast

Shirley seconding Beauty And The Beast (5.10a) at the crux slab move (June 2012).


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Cactus plant in bloom at the City Of Rocks (June 2012).


Upper Breadloaves

Upper Breadloaves formation. The careful observer will be able to pick out the Interceptor crack (June 2012).


Tide Country

Shirley leading Tide Country (5.10a; June 2012).


Tide Country

Shirley leading Tide Country (June 2012).


Tide Country

Shirley entering the (short & easy) crux section of Tide Country (5.10a; June 2012).


Tide Country

Shirley leading the short crux of Tide Country (June 2012).


Tide Country

Shirley at the belay atop Tide Country on the Upper Breadloaves formation (June 2012).


Upper Breadloaves

Shirley rapping off of Tide Country (June 2012).


Interceptor

Hello again my friend…getting reacquainted with Interceptor (June 2012).


Interceptor

Into the fisting section of Interceptor crack (5.11a; June 2012).


Interceptor

Almost there on Interceptor…


Upper Breadloaves

What next? Shirley and Blondie checking out the guidebook at the base of the Upper Breadloaves formation (over a couple of beers; June 2012).


Funky Bolt

Shirley starting up the fun Funky Bolt route on the east face of Parking Lot Rock (June 2012).


Funky Bolt

Shirley entering the crux section on Funky Bolt (5.9)…a great route! In fact it seemed even funner now than 5 or 6 years ago (June 2012).


Funky Bolt

Blondie caught up in the climbing dramas at the base of Parking Lot Rock (June 2012).


Funky Bolt

Shirley just above the fun crux on Funky Bolt (June 2012).


Morning Glory Spire

Unknown climbers on the summit of Morning Glory Spire (June 2012).


Donini's Crack

Shirley and Blondie on the 2 minute approach to the back/west side of Bath Rock through a pretty aspen grove (June 2012).


Donini's Crack

Starting the lead of Donini’s Crack. Getting established under the overhang was harder (for me…maybe ’cause I’m tall?) than it looked from below…then the real difficulties start (June 2012).


Donini's Crack

Past the difficulties on Donini’s Crack (June 2012).


Donini's Crack

Blondie and a kid with peanuts at the base of Donini’s Crack on Bath Rock (June 2012).


Donini's Crack

Shirley seconding Donini’s Crack – an awkward handful of moves before the strenuous (!!) handful of moves (June 2012).


Tribal Boundaries

Shirley giving Tribal Boundaries a go…she had some issues with reaching some holds past the next clip & we bailed (June 2012).


City Of Rocks

City Of Rocks – what can I say, it’s pretty (June 2012).


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