This past weekend I planned on doing a new multipitch climb on a 800ft tall piece of stone.
The goal was to open up a new route that was in the 5.9 range, so that many people would be able to climb this feature.
Chris and I started around 9:30 am and were on our way climbing on unclimbed stone when the property owner yelled up at us and asked us to come on down.
You see the guide book had made a note that the landowner did not mind if people climbed on his property and had it been the same property owner as when the book was written all would have been well. BUT, 7 years ago someone else bought the land and choose to not allow climbers on it.
So we chatted with him a bit and apologized and told him that we would make sure to spread the word that he didn't want climbers on the rock.
We ended up getting two pitches off the deck (about a third of the way to the top) and had to come down.
It was interesting because we encountered some of the chossiest rock that we had ever seen and some of the hardest rock that we had ever drilled into for anchors. It would have been a nice route with plenty of adventure on it, but that will have to wait until another person buys the land. Until then, there is a ton of rock to play on and that is what we will do!
Enjoy the photos or our short day.
Since there was plenty of daylight left we climbed Chris's new route up Sunday Wall, called The Steeple 5.12- and enjoy the great rock and exposure of the route!
Get outside and have an adventure and if it goes wrong make the best of the day!
piz : )