Yesterday, we had the privilege of climbing at Pipestone Pass for our first time, complements of some local-expert “tour guides” who’d be climbing there for multiple seasons.
We had never climbed out there before, as the rock is rumored to be rotten and holdless. However, what we saw out there was incredible! Excellent, often tall boulders of generally great stone quality, neverending-seeming clusters of climbable (and yet unclimbed) boulders, flat landings, beautiful forest, etc… etc… etc…
I’m really hoping to get out there again soon, if school allows! Meanwhile, here are some photos I stole from David’s camera:
Exit Ramp Rendezvous
Cleaning efforts from below
Cleaning efforts from above
1,000,000 pads = no excuses
Despite the pads, the project remains a project.
Henry climbing a fun and delicate v5
She cleans up nicely! With almost no cleaning whatsoever…
Alex doing the opening move of a soon-to-be-completed project
David working out the upper moves of the same project
Henry doing the same
David bypassing an unpopular crimp
The same project without any climbers on it