On Saturday, Dennis & I drove up to local crag Fossil Falls. By the time we got there (9:30am) the gang was all there. They were finishing setting up 4 top ropes. And, a group of highschool students on a fieldtrip were hanging about gawking at the gear/ropes. Their instructor informed us that they would quickly be out of our way. Good, because it’s hard to communicate to your belayer with 30 highschool seniors mulling about below!
Tim V. accompanied by his step son and a friend had set up ropes on Bird$hit Crack (5.7) and the 5.10 directly to it’s right. Greg, Rebecca, Evan, and Matt were finishing up the ropes set up accross the East side of the canyon-one on the 5.7 arete and one on the 5.11 crack (thin up top). I set up a rope on the 5.8/5.9 wide crack to the left of Bird$hit Crack, then Dennis & I rapped down into the canyon. (more…)