Saturday, July 10, 2010

Eisenhower Tower with JF from Montreal

Blue skies, sunshine, a great partner, and a classic route made for a sweet day of climbing on Eisenhower Tower last Wednesday! It was my first time up the route this year and I was again reminded of how fun a climb it is.

JF pulling the hardest moves of the route!
We started early and hiked to the base in cool conditions. The day became warmer and warmer as we scrambled up the the first cliff band, climbed the knife edged ridge of the dragons back, and began the 300 meter headwall. We enjoyed the warmth as we climbed the headwall in 8 long pitches of great rock. An hour or so of rappeling returned us to the base and after reversing the dragons back & scramble we hiked out to the car less than 10 hours after starting. It was a fun day & I'm glad JF made the effort to visit again all the way from Montreal!

Lots of exposure and abundant handholds on the headwall!
J. Mills
CRAG Head Guide

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