The audience was psyched!
We took advantage of being there on a Friday and headed to Supercrack Buttress since none of us had been on that area's namesake route before
We walked up to Supercrack and no one was there. It made for a fine first route of the trip. If you're not familiar with Supercrack, see this great historical video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVtdV9by04U
Gold camalots below the little roof, all blue camalots above it for the next 50+ feet--I like that size a lot
Looking up the canyon
It was pretty warm in the sun and we'd be seeking shade before too long
Hagen's turn on Supercrack
What a stupendous line
Allison gears up for a short 5.9 crack just left of Supercrack
A fun route but all too short
Amy and Aaron arrived a little after noon and got right on the rock. Amy on the short 5.9 left of Supercrack
Aaron way up there on Supercrack as I start up Fingers in a Light Socket
Aaron near the top of Supercrack
Time to break out the big gear. Aaron puts on an off-width clinic on Binge and Purge
Near the end of the day we found Incredible Hand Crack unoccupied
After the first 15 feet it's gold camalots the whole way with a steep bulge just below the halfway point. Great hand and foot jamming.
Back at our camp just a short way down Davis Canyon road we were treated to a fine sunset
This campsite is a cattle pen but it was not full of cattle this weekend and made for a fine camping area
Friday was Allison's birthday and it was great to have a few good friends, some beer and chocolate birthday cake
North Six Shooter
South Six Shooter
The Six Shooters
Saturday we went to Broken Tooth Wall while Aaron and Amy went skiing in the La Sals.
It was a hot day so we found a couple of short but quality routes in the shade. The left route is Unnamed 5.11- and the right route is Blue Sky Mining, 5.10+
In a cool and completely random event, our friend Heather from Colorado ended up at this wall too. This is her friend Michelle on Blue Sky Mining
All warmed up for the day, Hagen got excited for a wide affair called The Pussy Wuss Crack and broke out the bigger gear
All loaded down!
Hand stacks just below the crux roof
Try as you may to lieback the OW, it doesn't work on this route
Our last route of the day was a long 165' pitch called Dental Floss Tycoon. I really enjoyed this route. Long and varied.
The route went from great hands in a corner to a bit of liebacking to some chimney to wide hands and back to liebacking at the top
Check out that eyebolt on the route to the left, Now Dude.
With an approaching storm the sunset that evening was amazing
Back at camp...gorgeous light
Sunday morning we had plans to climb a bit more, either at IC or Psycho Tower near Naturita, but the wind and rain storm moved in fast. The tumbleweeds were having a blast though
Needless to say, we just headed home but after two long days of climbing we were quite satisfied. It had been six years since last I had been to Indian Creek but I hope it's not six more years before I go again.