South Six-Shooter on our attempt on Sunday. High winds shut us down.
North Six-Shooter, a much tougher climb.
We setup camp in a dust storm Sun evening. Thankfully, only light rain fell overnite.
The upper approach on a chilly Mon morning.
North Six-Shooter basking in early morning light.
The shadow of our goal.
Dominic starts up the lower portion of pitch 1.
Another NSS shot from the top of pitch 1.
Dwight nearing the top of pitch 1.
Sarah on one of the tougher sections.
Dwight the ballerina.
Dominic leads the mantle move below the summit.
Dwight tops out on SSS.
Sarah raps from the summit bolts.
Dwight on the lower rappel.
Wish we could have started the climb later in the day as it really warmed up!
Parting shot of the Six Shooters, the southern one we did is on the left.
Elephant Butte beckons us to climb it.
The access gully.
Dwight climbs through a cool window.
One of the cruxes on this short hike.
Sarah on the toughest crux, which we rated at 5.2.
The summit of Elephant Butte from the saddle just above the ascent rappel. The route traverses right to a 4th class weakness on far right.
Dominic on the ascent rappel.
Loads of eye candy.
Dwight on the crux to gain the summit plateau, which I thought was an awkward 4th class.
Ham Rock looking mighty tough
Devil's Garden, home to many arches.
Dwight on the descent.
Nearing the final rappel.
A fun free rappel was a highlight for me. Too bad I was the last to rappel!
Elephant Butte playground