|The crag on the hill from the campsite by the Deschutes.|
|Purdy view and blue skies... although it was windy.|
After scoping around a bit and consulting the guide book in the "community bucket" I racked up to try lead Gold Rush (5.10-). This is a splitter hand crack, named for all of the yellow #2 Camalots it takes. I figured I should be able to get up this clean at least, but less than halfway up I was hanging on gear. I did all the moves fine but found it too pumpy and hung a couple times before the chains. I was somewhat concerned about the rest of the weekend since Gold Rush is one of the easiest climbs on the Main Wall.
|Looking down the Main Wall... JR Token starts from the higher mini pillar on the right.|
|Looking down the Main Wall on day 2.|
|Route finding between route climbing... navigating the boulder maze.|
|Sunset as we pack up.|
|I shaved the back of my hands pre-trip so I could remove tape gloves easily but the gobis still hurt... drinking numbs the pain.|