We started with Variety Crack (5.6) and then Kyle lead Blap (5.9) with the crux move being a dyno to a small rock nub just above the 1st bolt. I took advantage of the bolted anchor up top to take some photographs of this as well as John leading Separate Reality (5.10a), a short but lean face climbing route.
|John and Kyle|
|Me, perched up top to get some great photos.|
|John, Sepearte Reality 5.10a|
|Kyle, going for the dyno.|
|Kyle, sticking a dyno.|
|Kyle, on the lean top moves of Blap, 5.9.|
Shortly after, we moved further down the cliff to Gorgeous Crack (5.10a). The start of this route is super challenging. It begins with a difficult 3-4 move boulder sequence to a decent rest stance and then the crux of the climb – coming out of a small cave to a splitter crack overhang to weak sloping holds. Kyle attempted this on lead, but got hung up at the slopers. Alison (John’s girlfriend) and I tried this route too, at the same spot as Kyle. John was able to flash the route on lead and later, Kyle made it on top-rope. Definitely an amazing, and challenging route that I’d like to try again. Once past the crux, the climbing is much easier, continuing another 50 or so feet to a bolted anchor. Definitely a classic.
|Alison, giving the crux moves on Gorgeous Crack a go.|
|Kyle, sending Gorgeous Crack on top-rope.|
|My favorite, gorgeous partner.|
|Kyle, John, and Michael|