Aubrey and I worked out on the cracks at Cathedrals North End Area yesterday. It was a comfortable place to be as we climbed mostly in the shade allowing us to escape the sun and heat of the day. The north end is a perfect area to hone the crack climbing skills with multiple steep crack routes in the 5.9 to 5.10 range.
By mid day we looked up and decided to take a line to the top. We scrambled up through some rough terrain to reach a route called the Liger 5.10. Its a steep corner crack that ends with finger locks through a steep bulge. Scrappy and dirty it was but a fine outing none the less.
Another great climbing day for Aubrey and I at Cathedral Ledge.
Aubrey warming up on the tough Kiddy Crack.
Steep finger locks on Birds Nest.
Aubrey gaining on the route They Died Laughing.
The slab start to The Liger.
Steep finger jams around the turf and weeds – A Cathedral gem.
Aubrey reaching the final hand jam to gain the sloping ledge.
Trying out Mammuts new El Cap Helmet. Light with a great fit.
Thanks Aubrey for a fine day.