Wednesday, May 4, 2011

5-2-2011 Ancient Art

I got to go to Moab with the birthday girls for a little climbing day trip.  An early start from the PG Macy's had us at a full Fisher Towers trailhead around 9. The approach is quick and we were waiting in a four party line at the base of Ancient Art in no time.  Even though we were close to CO, everyone we met was surprisingly cool.  The route was good, weather was great, the birthday girls were ready to climb!  
Niki freeing the lower crux
Amanda doing the same
For the record, no draws were pulled on during the lower/harder crux!
Amanda, on the chimney pitch
Once we made it to the "sidewalk," we met back up with Cresta and Larry from Moab.  This is what followed.

 Kind of creepy watching from that close.  The rest of the climb went smoothly.
Amanda towards the top


Everyone was psyched! 
7:30 birthday dinner meant we had to run home.  With all the skiing going on lately, a little desert time was pretty good contrast, would have liked to stay.   
The girls, hurrying.  Asian Art in the background. 

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