Runout sections on nice rock is the Handren Book route description for Slabs Direct 5.7 and Stop if You Dare 5.8.
We arrived at the Whitehorse Ledge parking lot just as a few large groups were headed for the slabs. Erik and I instantly new we would be guiding the lesser traveled routes on the slabs. It was time to keep a cool head and proceed with very steady and stable footwork on the above mentioned routes.
Gang of four all secure – after our wet mossy pitch out of the woods.
Whitehorse is an amazing chuck of solid rock – many of the routes have long run outs on moderate terrain. Always engaging and sometimes very exciting climbing.
Erik leading Chris and Adel up the Slabs Direct.
Steve at the belay after the crux pitch.
Steve enjoying the stone -an amazing day out with the team.
Erik on the upper pitches of Whitehorse.
Good times with the team, another one of many fun trips together.
El Caballaro Blanco – done to the top!!!
Thanks to Steve, Adel, Chris and Erik.