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[TR] Utah - Desert Daze - Whatever's in the Sun 12/27/2009

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Trip: Utah - Desert Daze - Whatever's in the Sun


Date: 12/27/2009


Trip Report:

After taking shelter from the hordes of pagans and eating matza soup in Park City, we decided to ski Timpanogos on our way to Indian Creek.



The views above Provo are pretty awesome; I need to return to ski the West Face.



Then we drove to Moab and found a cheap hotel for the frigid desert night. The next day we were all elated on first sight of Indian Creek.



Then we were climbing sheer splittery bliss.



Bliss became wideness



I like the sun.



The next day we drove through snow to the Needles Overlook.



The view down toward the Colorado River was a spectacular moonscape, with added contrast from the snow.



Then Davide made post-beer preparations for redemption.



Couturier in effect.



I nearly lost my hands to the deep freeze while cleaning this.



Cecile searches for the elusive butt-jam.



Stoked before a pitch that redefines my idea of a nice hand crack.



yeah baby, yeah



And it just don't stop.



Get some, buddy.



Then the snow came, I saw my mom and sister for the first time in years, and we skied flat Colorado powders.



A shot of Rio Grande Gorge.






Gear Notes:

Too much shit for an airplane, but it was worth it.


Approach Notes:

I'm moving somewhere sunny.


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My friend was trying to tell me I needed to go there today when we were out ice climbing. Now its going to happen. Nice pictures. I just need to try to remember how to climb rock now.

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I sucked so bad at climbing there, it almost made me want to quit skiing.


Great trip. It was good having you guys out.

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Damn. I miss the sun. Must have the sun.




very nice sky!



u shine so bright without the sun porter :)!!!!! barf!!!

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The last crack appears to be the "Generic Crack?" Gets notably harder around those "pods" where it widens up... so sustained and strenuous!


Nice photos...

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Yes, the last one was Generic Crack. I loved climbing through the pods; it was like doing a layback on a hand jam. What a fun pitch!

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