Zion free climbing: sandstone, steep, gritty, windy, and worth going back for more.
It was windy and we thought this route in a chimney would be shelter enough. From wind, yes it was. From all the grit the wind was blowing into the chimney, no it wasn’t.
Do you want to climb one more pitch in the sandblaster? Nope.
So we ran away.
Yes, that’s a knot. Skinny ropes seem to have a mind of their own sometimes.
Polly was less than excited to find a chockstone to climb around…
Happy for tape gloves… good for fist cracks.
The rest of the photos are on the Climbing 2011 set on Flickr.