Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Gus Fruh


The trail to Gus Fruh wall Posted by Hello

Gus Fruh area Posted by Hello


Last Sunday, Sean and I decided to go climbing on the Greenbelt. We decided to try Gus Fruh, since the topos said there were some 5.5-5.7 climbs -- I thought, maybe I can do my first outdoor lead! Boy was I wrong...

Now I know what a pregnant woman feels like... Posted by Hello

At Gus Fruh - Sean's trying to figure out the topos Posted by Hello

The walking crash pad Posted by Hello

Posing with crashpad and daypack Posted by Hello


So we got to the walls, looked at the topos to try to figure out where we were and all. We got the walls figured out, went to the Guides Wall...and read the topo closer...Doh!!! All the low rated climbs are trad climbs...we've never done trad climbing and don't have the gear..sheeeoot! So we headed back to Thumb Dance Wall.
We bouldered a bit on Wyoming Women, for fun. It's a big crack, looked fun to climb. But didn't go up too high, as the crash pad was in an akward position.

Bouldering the Wyoming Women crack Posted by Hello

Bouldering the Wyoming Women crack Posted by Hello

Bouldering the Wyoming Women crack Posted by Hello

Sean bouldering the Wyoming Women crack Posted by Hello

Look, it's a headless climber! Posted by Hello

Sean bouldering the Wyoming Women crack Posted by Hello
We looked at Air-a-Parent, a 5.9. Looked fun! Er...well, Sean tried to lead it, and had lots of trouble. The crash pad took it's first fall!!! Well, he got to the first clip...and couldn't get past the crazy iron-cross mantle move (from Russel's beta afterwards...). So we gave up, called it a day at Gus Fruh, and moved on to Seismic Wall.

The crash pad took it's first fall...one of many to come! Posted by Hello

Sean cleaning his attempt at Air-a-parent, a sneaky 5.9 Posted by Hello


So we hit up Seismic wall. Much to our dismay, there was a big group of annoying climbers. They were taking up all the routes with their ropes (and no one climbing), so we went to the far left end...only to be followed by those annoying people with their annoying kids. Sean tried leading a route, ironically called Short People, a 5.9. There were only two bolts on the route, then the chains at the top. The run from the second bolt to the chains was long. Sean pretty much got the route, but didn't feel comfortable getting the chains because there's no good feet to reach them...so he climbed back down, rather than risking falling a far ways smack into the rock.


Since the annoying people were beside us, we went to check the main wall, thinking..oh, they've migrated...nope. All routes were roped. Fucking annoying! So we headed to the south gym for about 1.5 hours of climbing.

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