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Monday, August 24, 2009

Millennium Falcon


Millennium Falcon, top of Pitch 7
Sarah, Matt, Bram and I climbed Millennium Falcon lite on Saturday. What a great climb! Lots of sustained climbing, with only four pitches easier than 5.10. Spent the next day bouldering. Quote of the day, as Ben's friend explains why he didn't go trad climbing with him, "I was afraid your fat ass was going to pull out my trad on the way up." Or something funny like that.
IMG_3765 Sarah on the Arete
Sarah on the technical arete. Pitch 4, 11a. The initial sections, protected by three bolts, felt like the main crux of the pitch.

IMG_3771 Climber on Freeway
Climbers on Freeway

IMG_3775 Climbers on Freeway

IMG_3778 Bram on the fingercrack
Bram on the finger crack of Pitch 3. 10d

IMG_3787 Sarah and Matt on Bellygood Ledge
It's possible to climb four more pitches to the top, but its suppose to be hard 11b slab, so we passed. It was a busy day on the Grand Wall, and one party walked by us carrying a 50L haulbag. They hauled it up the Grandwall!
More photos here
A pitch by pitch description of the route can be found here on Mountain Project and also on Cascade Climbers. Go climb it!

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