Crushing in Canyonlands
November 2nd, 2011
It’s felt a little quiet the last couple of weeks. The euphoria surrounding the first ascent of ‘Century Crack’ had worn off and the pace of ascents seemed to have slowed. However on reflection plenty has been going on and hard routes have been sent.
Under the wise leadership of Rob Pizem we were led to a secret location in Canyonlands and presented with a unique selection of hard roof cracks. Tom and Pete led the wide finish to Matt Lazenby’s ridiculously long roof crack boulder problem.
Tom and Pete also managed the second and third ascent of Rob Pizum’s wonderful ‘Army of Darkness’ and Tom struggled in the ‘Vadge’
The big news however was Jean-Pierre Ouellet’s (aka PeeWee) first ascent of Necronomicon. The 90-foot thin-finger roof crack is tentatively graded 5.14a.