Fall Climbing trip to Moab and Indian Creek

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moab
United States

I find November  a tough month to be in Canada. Sometimes the preseason skiing is good, but the rain and the grey often dims my motivation to explore.

wooo hooo!The Creek!

I always try to squeak in a quick climbing or surfing trip so that I can come back home and start to get fired up for ski season.

cat wall approachJay, Susie, Kelly and Ruby heading up to send!

This year I had a bunch of friends from Squamish and Nelson heading down to the Moab area in Utah to climb, and I decided to join in for some desert climbing. Thanks so much to Katy, Kelly, Ruby, Jay, Susie, Jia, Ange, Ella, Elias, Nick, Karina and Nate for such a great time!

Susie on PumaSusie crushing on Puma

Katy crushing the final move on King CatKaty crushing the final move on King Cat

Kelly with the six shooters at sunsetKelly with the six shooters at sunset

I mainly climbed in Indian Creek, but managed to finally tick off the North Face of Castleton Tower with Jay Burbee and Susie Dain-Owens which I've been wanting to climb ever since I rappeled down it. It was pretty cool too, as it was Jay's fourth try at the route having been thwarted by weather the previous times.

full no hands restCam milking a full no hands rest on P1 of Castleton's north face

Jay cruxing on P1 of the N. Face of CastletonJay cruxing on P1 of the N. Face of Castleton

Jay leading P2 of the N. Face of CastletonJay leading P2 of the N. Face of Castleton

This turned out to be a highlight of the trip, and a reminder of how special these desert towers are. They're always burly with steep exposed crack climbing in a beautiful setting with not a drop of rain, does life get much better?

Cam channelling leopard tight power on the sicilianCam channelling leopard tight power on the sicilian

Although I could have stayed for a month after climbing 7 days in a row my body needed a rest, and my thoughts started to turn to heading back north and prepping the quiver for the upcoming ski season. Enjoy the pix.

cat wall sunset, Jia on Johnny catcat wall sunset, Jia on Johnny cat

full set of pix

http://www.flickr.com/photos/genuineguidegear/sets/72157631992202502/

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