Wednesday, July 13, 2011

4 of July at Index

This past 4 July I had the great pleasure to spend in it climb in Index with some great friends.
This was my second time climbing at that area and I'm totally psyched on it. Great stone awesome routes and very cool people make Index a place to hang out.

Our breakfast by the river with a splitter blue skies and great views, shearing some great moments with friends make for a great times to remember.
In this photo Jake, Gilbert and I. JT on the camera.

After a great breakfast was time to climb. Index it is a hard place to on sight routes the style of the area is very unique and if you are not used to climb there you will get you ass kick.
This route was in the Garden Wall. Is call Know job 5.10d R. Great route little spicy but very cool.

Index is just such a cool place lots off places to hang out.

At night we had the chance to check out fire works and hang out with some locals friends.
Looking forward to go back and do some more rock climbing and maybe some kayaking.!!!!!
Thanks to JT and for all the images. Check his work out at his web super cool stuff.


Our expedition to the West Rib in Denali was excellent.
The group was a super strong one with great energy and awesome personalities.
The Group:
Andes, Adam, James, Peter, Courtney.
For most part the weather was great. In our time there we did not encounter any big storms, but the unsettle weather keep us from having a 100% nice weather.
In the end, we end up climbing 2 routes in Denali. The West Rib from 14,000 camp up to 19,000 where we run out time and then after 3 days of resting we did the West Buttress.
It is not common it all for a group to do this in the same expedition, but having that strong a crew keep the options open. Great job Team!!!!!

In our way to 7.800 great day!!!!

We spend a total time of 8 days in 14,000 camp. Cool place to hang.

In our way up to 17,000 here James is cruising above the fixed lines.
Finally after lots of hard work we found ourselves at the Summit.
(sorry for not having a group shoot)
Many thanks for the great expedition. It was a great experience to work with you all !!!!!