Mary Howley climbs the uber-classic Rye Crisp in the City of Rocks, ID
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Took a trip to the City of Rocks, ID last weekend with The Kitty and some friends that climb a lot. The City is such a crazy place and I felt out of touch while the rest of the crew rattled off route and rock formation names around camp. I feel like I’m getting a bit better with the whole rock climbing thing and starting to feel a little more confident in my abilities, but my skiing rando arms need some beefing up if I’m ever gonna be a rope gun. These are the routes that our group climbed.
Breadloves:Super Hits Wall
Intruding Dike- 5.7
Twist and Crawl- 5.8
New Toy- 5.10bR
Southeast Face- 5.8
Private Idaho- 5.9
Just Say No- 5.9
Rye Crisp- 5.8
Looks to me like you’re racking up for a lead there, Randosteve! Congratulations on a fabulous first rock lead! Meow!
I think I like the view better when I’m following. 😉
Classic shot of Elephant Rock…we were down there for the weekend and had a great time as well!
Hey Steve what was that first lead? Did you get a case of the “sewing machine” legs?
Pseudo City of Rock first lead was the first pitch of Steinfells…but I’ve been on the sharp end of the rope before on routes in the Tetons…like Exum, CMC, Ford/Stett etc…
My first lead ever was Just Say No. I didn’t even know what “run-out” meant. Good thing.
Awesome! Props to the Kitty for getting Romeo to see that climbing is far cooler than skiing.
Brad and I and Andrew and Polly and Mira will be in the City on the weekend of the 19th; you guys should join us!
Hey KT! There was thought of going there that weekend…but I’m in a SAR Rigging for Rescue course from the 16-22. Would have been nice to catch up! 😥
(no comment about that climbing/skiing crack)
nice pic of rye crisp, that thing is so cool. I love how hollow sounding it is when u wack it, deep base, bong bong.