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[TR] Vantage: Sunshine Wall - Various Routes

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Trip: Vantage: Sunshine Wall - Various

 

Date: Saturday 11/25/06

 

Trip Report:

This was just another nice day at Vantage, except that we had a pretty good photographer along, N. Greenland, so I thought I'd do the trip report just to show them off.

 

We were all bundled up against the cold as we hiked towards Sunshine Wall on the Near Trail

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Jim Yoder calls Gully No. 1 the "Dog Filter"

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As this was the first trip to Sunshine Wall for some, I listed off some of the more well known routes as we walked by them.

That's Shady Chimney on the left.

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Here's a nice shot of Sensimilla and Stems and Seeds

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I warmed up on strokin' the Chicken, and set a top rope on it for folks to play on.

You can use just about any and every climbing technique on this one and it will likely work.

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Maestro leading Vantage Point. There are a couple of tricky moves near the top.

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Top roped lots of routes. Everybody had a go on everything.

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Tangled Up in Blue

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When you have short legs, you just have to stem wider.

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I liked the way the sun came through from the other side of the column on this shot from Seven Virgins and a Mule.

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Edited by catbirdseat

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We expected to freeze our tails off, but it was actually quite comfortable on the rock, a little windy as you climbed higher up. There were 6 of us and Hanna wasn't there. We had a blast and even the drive over the pass was mellow. :grin:

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CBS, you are a Vantage freak. Nice pics....Did Hanna join you?
No Hanna in the group. Which Hanna are we referring to here? The SG Hanna? Nope.

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Flick and I headed out to the Coulee today, 1-6. Looking east in the morning revealed clear skies. It was somewhat warm to start out, then got real cold, with constant bluster. We were able to get in a number of pitches before it became too cold. Bootied a stopper someone left about 10' up Pony Keg after a couple gentle taps of the nut tool. Pretty good day of winter cragging.

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