Slideshow (15 photos)

South Platte (map)

Climbing Boulder

  Cathedral Spires

Center Route: Center Route and Wunsch's Dihedral, taken from the approach


Center Route: Tommy leads the first pitch (5.8) of Center Route; the second pitch ends below the large triangular roof above

  Sphinx Rock

Choeps: The route traverses the face, finally emerging on the arete at the skyline


Choeps: The crux of the route involves traversing on a super thin slab

  Sunshine Wall

Gonzo's Lament: Jack ponders the approaching storm; we bailed at this point due to the rain


The Standard: Moving up the great flakes of The Standard; two bolts protect the lower section


The Standard: Lee works his way through the crux flakes at the start of The Standard; Mioara and Tommy start up another route in the foreground

Deception Past: Stemming into the crux corner


Deception Past: Higher in the corner, Tommy contemplates a gear placement

Deception Past: Clipping the #1 Camalot


Deception Past: After making the crux moves, Tommy looks down for the camera

Deception Past: Reaching the belay on the first pitch of Deception Past


Preparing breakfast; keg in the background


Early morning breakfast before heading out to Wigwam


T.B. Buttress: Climbing the thin face on the third pitch