May 4, 2009

My Personal Shangri-La, part II

Objective: New Routing, Sport Climbing

After wandering around for 45+ minutes, I felt more like John Muir than Randy Leavitt or Dani Andrada. I was looking for rock, not pebbles. When I got to the top of the peak, I found what I was looking for.

I was excited, but it looked disappointingly low angle.

I turned the corner and was greeted with some steep climbing.

Another Wall

Yet, Another Wall

This is near the upper part of the formation. It is less continuous but should yield some routes.

This is the best wide shot of the crag, showing about 20% of the total rock.

I consulted my sources and found out that it is called "Castle Greyskull", a perfect rad name. It hasn't been developed yet. Time to do some work.