Saturday, December 1, 2012

Rock of Ages

Steph and I took a lap through Rock of Ages on December 1st, 2012. It's a pretty straight-forward route with some amazing scenery, but lots of fun. We will certainly do this route again in the future.

There are a couple of fun, but easy upclimbs, a little water to wade through, but not a lot of excitement until you get to the bolts on the last rappel. They will get your attention. The webbing is hanging directly above the 100 foot abyss. There is a bolt back from the anchor that should be used to protect people while approaching the anchor, but it looks like a few people have been rapping from it. Rope grooves, tough pull, single bolt from 100 feet... uh, sounds kinda crazy.

We had the privilege of hiking with Mandy and Tim for a good part of the route. Tim was kind enough to share some of his photos of the final rappel. (Wow, what a difference a good camera & photographer make! ) Thanks, Tim and Mindy, for the photos, and also for letting us use your rope on the final rappel! Hope to get out with you guys again some time!

Pool Arch. 

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