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Moab rock climbing; a year-round affair!

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October 20, 2011
Winter Ascent of Engineer
January 2, 2012

Winter?  What?  Whatever!  We’re going rock climbing!

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That’s right, Moab rock climbing can be enjoyed all year round.  Chris came last weekend for some tower and rock fun in the beautiful red desert.


After picking Chris up at the airport in Durango, we were off to the desert.  A few hours later at the base of Castleton tower setting up camp.

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Saturday we attempted Castleton in the crisp air which was perfect for hiking and climbing.  Though we only made it a few pitches up we enjoyed some warm sun, great views, and a short nap on the top of the second pitch.

Realizing that the nearly 6000 jump in altitude was getting to Chris, we decided call it a day and rappel off.  We’ll be back.

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That night we met up with Matt P and Jeff W who were climbing towers as well for some beers and dinner in Moab.   After Dinner, we camped under the unreal star-filled sky that Moab always seems to provide.


Sunday, we decided to play around at the famous Wall Street crag for some fun climbs and rope ascension practice.  Chris was feeling better today and managed to send a 5.10b with two rests that he could’nt even get up last year!

Nice job Chris!


Then I set up some jugging (rope ascending) practice.


Well, after some Wall Street fun it was time to hit the road to get Chris back to D-town for his flight home.

Another great weekend in Moab that goes to show that if the sun’s-a-shinin, rock climbing in the desert is a year round affair!