City of Rocks (map)

Tommy shows his stuff at the start of Animal Cracker
Animal Cracker

Tommy approaches the offwidth section
Animal Cracker

Moving through the initial bulge on big jugs

Chalking up at the initial bulge; this section is pretty easy because of the large holds…the crux is moving through the hueco near the top of the route

Bev lowers from the anchors with colorful fall foliage in the background
Bumblie Takes a Tumblie

Climbing nice patina holds at the top of the route
New York Is Not The City

Crimpy changeover in order to make the clip
New York Is Not The City

Reach for the jug
New York Is Not The City

The start of the route is the mental crux, as one has to layback up the arete on small holds (protected by an RP), shooting for the obvious pocket, clip a bolt on the left, then make long reaches up the arete to better holds
Terror in Tiny Town

Jim grabs the better holds at the start of the route; the technical crux lies above
Terror in Tiny Town

Beverly, at breakfast, makes assignments for the day

Camp at the City

Lucie cooks yummy chicken stew at camp

Lucie has an art show at camp

Relaxing at camp talking about the upcoming '04 election

Tommy and Michelle drinking…how about a beer?

Tommy and Michelle show off their hair
The Pygmies Got Stoned

Contemplating the next move
The Pygmies Got Stoned

Laybacking and stemming up the side of the hueco allows one to reach a high jug
Quest For Fire

Michelle makes the weird crimpy layback with the palm dyno at the end of the second pitch
Morning Glory

Lucie paints the colorful foliage near Parking Lot Rock

Michelle and Beverly hike into the area behind Parking Lot Rock

Our first route at the City -- a casual face climb up a rib of rock
Delay of Game

Michelle does a split at the crux
Tow Away Zone

Tommy belays Jim on Sabbatical

Looking out towards the Sisters from the top of Redtail on Rabbit Rock

The crux of the route is moving past the first bolt, shown here

Getting established just past the crux after the first bolt

Michelle reaches the top of Redtail

Michelle clips a bolt

Crimpy holds on Looker

Michelle traverses 30' into the start of the route while John and Andrew spot
I can't Believe It

South Creek as seen from Flaming Rock; Bumblie Rock is just right of center

South Creek as seen from Flaming Rock; Bumblie Rock is right of center and Slabbage Patch is left of center

Tommy and Michelle climbing in the cold morning wind
Intruding Dike