Climbing in November... in Utah... in Little Cottonwood Canyon... in T-shirts... all day! Who would have ever thought it was possible? This is amazing fall weather and I think we took advantage of it really well on Monday. I had one of the best climbing days ever on Saturday climbing The Green Adjective and I was eager for more. Andy came down and I got Bobby to lead us on 7 pitches of classic Little Cottonwood granite climbing. We started with 2 pitches up Bushwhack Crack. At the top of that we did The Hook and The Hook Variation. Then we did a traverse over to link up with the top two pitches of Schoolroom which included the infamous offwidth chimney squeeze. Two rappels brought us back down for a short hike back to where we started. It was almost 6 hours of solid climbing and we got back to our packs and down to the car just in time to put on our jackets and not have to use our headlamps. It was close on that last part though.
(I love granite climbing photos in Black and White.)
Planning my moves...I think Me going up The Hook (first climbed by Layton Kor)
Getting ready to go up the Hook Variation.
The three of us getting ready to head over to Schoolroom.
Aack! What are these bushes doing way up here?
Andy found a little seat in the schoolroom.
Bobby leading the heinous chimney. We even used a big-bro! (you can see it by his right foot)When I went up I had to go in the chimney with the backpack on to get it out and I thought for sure I was stuck in there.
Andy and Bobby waiting for me to do the traverse under the roof. Apparently they were freezing and told me there wasn't any more time for pictures.
Me coming up the last pitch of Schoolroom and the last pitch of the day. Andy and I had to simu-climb this part.
All done...tired, freezing, and starving!
Happy Birthday Andy! Not that climbing with you the day after my birthday wasn't fun, but I think this climbing 2 days before yours was even better.