"Where did you go here?"
"Just jump onto the top of that little whale's hump thing."
"Dude, I'm NOT doing that!"
The two of us can hear, but not see, our friends from where we sit at the top of pitch one on the South Six Shooter. Geoff has already led the second pitch and is belaying Liam across a traversing short pitch that puts us below the summit block.
Impatient, I scramble to the top of a cold, shadowed chimney to see what has Liam stymied. Its a two foot leap across a small gap onto a narrow fin with a flat top. The move is just scary enough to make you think twice, but its over before you know.
Below the summit pitch we all slander Liam for his hesitation as I prepare to lead.
A few hand jams lead to an exciting mantle and then I'm on top.
Taking in three mountain ranges, two giant rivers, and one ICONIC climbing location:
This is the place.
iconic climbing location: indian creek
la sal mountains
top of pitch one