May 23, 2011

desert climbing

Kissing Couple in the Monument

Jesse getting his aide on! Turned out to be freeable. I was able to link the moves with a one hang and will go back to free it sometime this year!

Jesse seconding the first pitch.

The blank and thin second pitch crux.

The tower itself. It is about 300+ feet tall and full of desert sandstone goodness.

Get outside!

piz : )


  1. Nice, that tower is rad! Too bad it has that junk section 2/3 of the way up, but I guess it IS the Monument after all.

  2. Colorado/Utah sandstone = choss
    East/southest sandstone = amazing
    I like climbing all of it.
    One makes you smile and one makes you pucker.
    piz : )