Christmas Trip 2014: Owen’s River Gorge Routes
Clip Jr 5.6-
Welcome to the Gorge 5.9-
Helga’s Holiday 5.7-
Hagar'n'hilti 5.9- 1 take after the final bolt
Sunstroke 5.9- I really don’t even know where to begin on this one… I pretty much had a melt down
12/22 aka the day of Top Roping
Enter the Dragon 5.8-
Fortune cookie 5.9-
Heart of the sun 5.9-
Child of Light 5.9-
Sendero Luminoso 10b- one of the most terrifying pitches of slab after some pretty rad climbing… the exposure on this one was just.. neat… and, of course, it got five stars (this was a point of contention for both Andy and I)
Weird al 5.7-
Hey bubba watch this 10c- this climb was super, super rad. I sent the 10c crux after one try on TR and wished I had been brave enough to lead it.
unknown route- done on TR- there’s a discrepancy about the grade here but it was possibly 5.9
Unknown Corner 5.8- cool and chossy.
Rest Day aka learning day for Corie ! Andy taught me how to build all sorts of anchors!
(this day began warm and sunny and progressed quickly into frigidness)
Watch for Rocks 5.8-
Batting Cage 10c- sent on TR; once again really should have been brave enough to lead it
Boating Prohibited 10a- onsight!
Warning: laser beam 5.8-
Warning signs 10d- super duper hard TR climb for me… and it was followed by…
Timeless 10d- EXPOSURE EXPOSURE EXPOSURE. I battled my way on TR up this one (and mostly had fun)
Northern Lite 5.7- this was supposed to be 5 stars… i thought it was a bit weird.
Hum Job 5.9-
Humdinger 10a- set up the TR anchor here from Hum Job. It was interesting but it was by far my favorite route of the day despite receiving only a couple of stars…
Cadillac Desert 10c- I thought I could send this one… but the crux (clipping stances dammit) destroyed me on lead so I gave up.