Thursday, August 13, 2009

Vacation Photos: Day Four

After a rest day, we were all eager to get back on the rock. For day 4, we decided to climb on the Scary Spice Cliff at Wall Lake. There were some cool "roofs to pull" (overhangs to get over). Here's a 2-shot sequence of my Dad getting over one of them:

One of the most fun routes on this cliff was Inside Scoop (5.9). Here I belay my Mom on the climb, while my Dad watches.

We had the cliff to ourselves all day long. And it was here that we had the only casualty of the trip - one of my approach shoes (a cross between a hiking shoe and a sneaker) split open. Mom used a sling and a carabiner to hold it together long enough for me to get back to the car.

As we hiked back to the car (looking forward to the hot tub that awaited us!) it was difficult to believe that we only had one day left of our vacation...


Zep said...

I can't tell you how much fun I've had going on vacation with you through your blog. You really are having a wonderful time and enjoying your moments. I hope they stay with you for a long time.

We've snow skied, white water rapids, and a bunch of other outdoor things. Never have I rock climbed. I'm not sure I could pull myself (umm.. I mean my backside) up the rock. :)

Enjoy your last day and have a safe trip home.