Sarah and I joined a large crew for a cold yet fun weekend of climbing at Shelf Road. We were treated to awesome views of the Sangres to the south.
Krista and Sarah trying to stay warm during breakfast
I was blown away by the amount of rock in this area.
following Jason and Allison on the approach to the Cactus Cliffs
clear view of our camp site just across the canyon from the crag
Jason getting warmed up on Poquito Mas (5.10c)
Sarah warming up on The Raven (5.9)
Jason working the arete on Funkdemental (5.11b)
pulling over the bulge at the crux
Allison working the crux on Funkdemental
Andy reaching the anchors on Funkdemental
Jason working hard for a red point on Almost French (5.12a)
Nina found that Krista's pack made an excellent pillow.
Andy squeezing in one last route (Cheeseburger in Paradise, 5.10) before the sun sets
The following morning we headed to the Contest Wall at Sand Gulch. Tina, Krista, and Jason were neck and neck in the race to the top.
The subfreezing overnight temperatures were no sweat for Jason as he cruised up Metropolis (5.11d).
Krista working the final few moves on Suburbia (5.10b)
Milo don't need no Thermarest.
Allison taking a spin on Suburbia while Keith contemplates the final, thin move on Slamdance Cosmopolis (5.10a)
quite the crew of belayers
all smiles from Tina
Sarah finishing her weekend on Enterprise (5.9)
This is no time for starfish impersonations.
Tina climbing a fun looking arete (BR 1, I think).
Tina has "happy" written all over her face.
We were treated to an impressive moon rise over the Sangres on our way home.