|Not a bad view to wake up to.|
I bailed to the Roaring Fork Valley to regroup and look for a weather windown...anywhere. I quickly discovered that every significant climbing area in the U.S. was either being actively rained on or was about to receive significant precipitation. A few days later the forecast looked good enough in Moab to mountain bike for a few days before potentially resume the rocks climbing adventures. A modelling opporunity fell into my lap. I returned, driving out proved to be largely uneventful aside from the van in front of me rolling a couple of times just outside of Moab. Was this a bad omen? Eh, who has time to worry about such things when trying to calm a concussed and highly irritated driver.
|The end of the JEM Trail in Virgin, UT.|
|Looking up at Moonlight Buttress from the base.|
|The view from the first night's spot.|
I have to say that while I gripe about the rains and snows this spring I am super glad that they're coming late rather than never for the snowpack and much needed moisture for the west and first ascents, I realize will be there in the fall or whenever the rains slow.
|Chris and Oli, thawing out and racking up.|
|The view from the top of pitch two.|
|Justin taking off on pitch seven.|
|The top of pitch nine I think|