Approaching Off-Balanced Rock, our first climb in Arches NP.
Big offwidth cracks are common in sandstone..
Summit, Off-Balanced Rock
Looking out over Arches NP from the summit.
A classic easy tower in Arches NP, Owl Rock
At the base of the climb, Owl Rock
Castleton Tower, the Nuns, and the Priest, from the north.
Castleton Tower, near Moab, UT
Approaching Castleton Tower.
Approaching Castleton Tower
Near the base of the route
Pitch 1, Kor-Ingalls route.
First pitch, Castleton Tower
Looking down Pitch 2.
Pitch 3, the crux of the climb
Just past the crux.
Final Belay site
Summit of Castleton Tower, looking NW
Rappel descent of Castleton Tower
Dark Angel, Arches NP, UT
Rappel descent of Dark Angel
The Titan, Fisher Towers area
Carrying gear to the base of the Titan
The Finger of Fate route goes up this side.
Fisher Tower, with the Finger of Fate route in profile on the left.
Mike Jumarring pitch 1.
Mike Baker at a hanging belay, the Titan. Very few photos resulted from this climb, due to camera malfunction.
Climbing fixed ropes, day 2.
Final technical pitch, the Titan.
Summit area, Titan
Rappel descent of a big gulley on the Titan.
Shiprock, NW New Mexico
Fins extend into the desert, erosional remnants of the original volcano.
The approach gulley on Shiprock.
The climb begins with a boulder move from the ground.
A pitch just below the Colorado Col, Shiprock
Rapelling a gulley on the complex route, Shiprock
Easy terrain on the backside.
The climb continues from these grottos to the left.
Climbing out of the Grottos
Wandering up the easy midsection toward the summit ridge.
A difficult but short pitch high on the route.
The "Sightless Lizard" pitch, Shiprock
Between the two high points of Shiprock
Rappel descent, Shiprock
A lower rappel on old, very poor anchors, Shiprock
Approaching the Moses group along the Colorado River.
Parking lot for the Moses Group.
Moses. The Primrose Dihedrals route ascends the face in shadown.
Gary & Rick at the base of the climb.
Rick at the base of the climb. It doesn't look as high in this photo as it really is.
Leading the first pitch, Moses. (Primrose Dihedrals route)
Starting Pitch 2, Moses.
Belaying the leader, pitch 2
Following an early pitch, Moses.
One must go down to gain this crack, then climb it.
A spectacular pitch midway up Moses.
The Ear pitch, Moses.
Mark finishing the Ear Pitch
The summit of Moses.
Rappel descent on the N. Face of Moses.
This is what your hand will look like if you fall onto a cactus.
South (left) and North Sixshooter Peaks.
South Sixshooter Peak.
Summit, South Sixshooter.
Fisher Towers area, Ancient Art climb (the tower left of center)
Ancient Art from the south. The climb starts well up on the shoulder on the right.
Starting up Ancient Art
Climbers on Ancient Art (Stolen Chimney route. 5.11-)
Crux pitch (5.11-), Ancient Art
Belaying the summit pitch, Ancient Art
Summit, Ancient Art