mardi 26 juin 2012

Red Shirt (June 26)

Red Shirt 5.8+ (8 pitches - 1962)

After avoiding this classic Yamnuska route for years, I finally got on it yesterday with my friend Sarah. What a hoot! I enjoyed every single pitch, laughed lots and learned several techniques and tricks.

As if a polished classic Yam route isn't enough fun for a day, we also escaped a thunderstorm, ran into a black bear and two cubs on the trail (which we circumvented by thrashing straight down towards the quarry) and dodged crashing boulders in the quarry.

Below are photos taken by Sarah throughout the day. Big thanks to her for making this ascent a fun, safe and memorable outing!

Pitch 1 - Start in right crack then move left around pillar

Pitch 2 - Started by placing gear in chimney

Pitch 2 - Then moved left to big foothold

Pitch 3 - Then placed cams in nice crack before exiting

Pitch 4 - Clipping bolt below crux move

Pitch 4 - Starting traverse left after bolt & piton

Pitch 8 - The amazing (and easy) traverse right!

Pitch 8 - There are several footholds to choose from

Pitch 8 - Having a peek around the corner

Pitch 8 - Moving right beyond the pillar

1 commentaire:

Mamie a dit…

Pour certain c'est la chemise rouge pour d'autre le carré rouge! Félicitations! Xxx