The Cathedral Ledge Rock Climbs are certainly stout in the grades and boy they can pack a punch. . Climbing here is a tough challenge for many especially those coming for a first time. The moderate routes are on slick granite cracks and face. Many crack climbs have difficult hand and foot jambs followed by rounded top outs. Cathedral Ledge is the place to get your game on, developing a solid base level of skills that will transfer easily to any climbing area in the country.
Martin and Jo joined me for a two day climbing session. They had quite an adventure which started and ended with a flight to and from NY in this small plane. The weather was stormy so I am pretty sure they had a bumpy and exciting ride.
Bombardment a beautiful 2 pitch route that has it all. A short finger crack leads to a delicate unprotected slab which is viewed below on lower left. Martin is having a fine time jamming away in the middle of the upper 5.8 crack pitch .
Jo again on Bombardment is pondering his next movements here. He is trying to get a break by placing the feet in the slanting crack. This old school route is getting slicker with the polished granite. Could this be in need of an upgrade to 5.8+?
Turners Flake is a striking line. A long and sustained pitch with this wide section to overcome. Both Jo and Martin agreed its one of there best pitches ever.
The weekend was full of learning, climbing and so many laughs. I am so fortunate to be meeting new guests and giving them guided tours of my favorite climbing areas. So many of the Cathedral Ledge Rock Climbs rank highly, right on the top of my list.
Thank you Martin and Jo for this fantastic weekend.