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St. George

Climbing adventure Feb 2016

Rachael and I met Matt and some buds in St. George for what was to be a canyoneering extravaganza. It was still a big adventure, but because we were about mid-calf in snow, we decided not to do any descents. But we still ended up doing some really fun climbs. The first was a wall near the highway northwest of town, and the second was the Prophecy Wall. This one was so cool, because it was my first multi-pitch climb. It felt literally like an expedition - but it was completely vertical. I'm very proud of the fact that halfway through, with Matt above and Rachael below, neither one in view, I managed to get around a spot I thought I was totally stuck on. It was surreal to come back hours later and find our stuff where we'd left it, having completely changed in our perception of the world around us. :) It was a great time!

VIDEOS:

I went a little nuts filming Matt talking about all the details of the three-person, three-pitch climb we did:
Personal anchor system.
Strategizing for the second pitch.
Bypassing the knot.
Finally, video of the actual climb - Rachael the ninja.

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Please credit Jani Radebaugh for all pics, thank you!