Climbing at Smith
August 2-3, 2002
Jeff and Merrick beginning the approach to the climbing at Smith Rocks.
Mike warming up by enjoying the huecos on Five Gallon Buckets, 5.8, at Morning Glory Wall.
The view across to the Dihedrals. Even at this distance Chain Reaction stands out.
Jeff learning that the crimps on Chain Reaction, 5.12c, are really bad despite the copious quantities of chalk all over them.
Jeff giving it his all on Chain Reaction, 5.12c.
Mike carefully moving up the aręte on Chain Reaction, 5.12c.
Mike pulling the powerful lock-off move that ends the hard climbing on Chain Reaction, 5.12c. Merrick told Mike that he would give him a bail biner if Mike got on Chain Reaction and couldn’t make it to the anchors. Merrick got to keep his biner.
Merrick balancing and crimping his way up an Bad Moon Rising, 5.11a, on Mesa Verde wall on the West Side of Smith.
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