[Climbing] (08/30/2020) Silent Running (5.10b, 7 pitches, Grade III) @ Darrington, WA

Route Details Mountain Project: Difficulty: 5.10b, 7 pitches, Grade III It was supposed to be a "nice, casual Saturday outing on a slab multipitch!" Well, only the "slab multipitch" part was true. For more details, read on..  Getting to the base of the climb... We left Seattle around 7AM! Driving to the TH took about 2 hours, where the last half hour was pretty gravelly on a dirt road. Our Suburu Forester did just fine though. Approach hike was short and pleasant at about 30 minutes. There were some impressive old growth trees en route!  Climb Details  There was a party in front of us, so we waited a bit and began around 11:00AM. We set our turnaround time to 4PM.  I led 5 pitches - 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7. The first pitch (which I followed) felt like a walk in the park - more like incline walking at about ~45-50 degrees. When we began on pitch 2 though, the steepness snuck on me pretty quickly. Suddenly I fou

[10/29/22 - 11/13/22] Siurana

On our way there ..    Our airbnb!  Climbing days -  climbing in Arboli  Rest day activity #1: Locals were gathering outside to enjoy some food on the Sunday early afternoon; we joined in  Rest day activity #2: Checking out barcelona  Food - Lots of ham  Rest day #2: Reus Rest day - view from top at Siurana town  Sandstone  Siurana  Coming back home..