Friday, June 5, 2015

Spring Scrambling - A few photos

I haven't done any sort of climbing/scrambling all year so earlier in the week when Chad suggested we head up to Superior and give the South Ridge a go I had to say yes.  I'm glad he dragged me up there.  Although this is "just" a scramble, I remembered why I loved climbing so much.  Maybe running will take a backseat this summer...
Chad low on the South Ridge of Superior
"The Goods" - Chris Cawley
Kind of psyched to keep moving on rock instead of running on dirt, I decided to revist the West Slabs.  Lars and Tom had Wednesday off and we ended up deciding in the Olympus loop.  Lars isn't supposed to be running due to some recurrent tendonitis in his ankle but we figured a scramble would be OK.  Right?
Lars "rehabing" his ankle
Tom and Lars posing for me
This little guy made Tom squeal
Top of the Slabs
After those couple outings I figured I'd keep the scrambling theme alive with another day on Olympus.  About a month ago Chad linked the West Slabs with Geurts.  Shortly after, Spencer Weiler added Kamp's to the linkup.  With this in mind we figured we'd head up the West Slabs and see where we ended up.
Chad was too fast up the Slabs so the only picture I could get is him showing me how to get to the base of Geurt's direct 
We traversed into Tolcat Canyon over and started below the arrow
Chad coming out of Tolcat

The Catwalk
Just after the 2nd rappel.  This ceratinly doesn't require a rappel and is easily avoided by following the obvious path to the south of the bolts.  The 1st rap is a little trickier.  Chad bypassed it to the north, I bypassed it to the south.  I'm pretty sure going south is easier. 
Cold rain and slick rock kept any other plans from materializing.  

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