Rebecca and I decided to climb the Green Wall for our first Seneca Climb. A 5.7 sounded like a nice easy way to get into Seneca - it ended up being not as casual as I'd like to admit. Anyways, we made it to the top ... and back down. Here is a gif Google Photos made of Rebecca coiling the rope.
We were in Boulder, CO one day, and we decided that we should climb one of the iconic Flatirons. Many were closed due to Raptor Nesting, so we chose to climb the East Face North Side of Seal Rock, rated at a cool 5.4. I noticed that the Flatirons were very popular for soloing, but I had trouble understanding why.
Soon enough, I found myself doing 50 feet run-outs, and putting gear in because "I probably should". At parts, I was literally jogging along the rock. God forbid, I'd be seen with a generous double-rack on this climb.
Nonetheless, we fully (& well protected) enjoyed the 4 pitches of Seal Rock w/ great views of Boulder, CO.
We made it to the ground just in time to meet up with our friends for lunch.
The rappel might have been scarier than the climb.
Ryan and I set out to climb Unimpeachable Groping on Feb 5th 2019. It is a 7 pitch 5.10b climb at Juniper Canyon in Red Rock.
The above photo was taken on the start of the long hike in. The approach itself had more than 1000 feet of elevation gain, which was more than the elevation gain of the climb we were going to. At the end of the hike, I was so tired that I doubted if I could climb a single 5.10 pitch, let alone 7.
A portrait of Ryan. We rested on this nice ledge for a while before pulling the roof, which looked more intimidating than it was.
Taken on the top of pitch 6 of Unimpeachable Groping at Red Rock. The sun moved behind the wall we were climbing, creating the outline of the peaks on the landscape. We figured we should start heading down to take advantage of the light we had left.
Unfortunately, I didn't have proper gear to shoot the sunset properly on the rappel down. You'll have to see it for yourself.