July 3, 2004

Old Rag

 Virginia


An epic climbing trip for sure. We did a considerable amount of bushwacking on the backside of Old Rag. We finally found Sunset Wall, which had a few decent routes. It was very overgrown in that area, making it difficult to find the base of the climbs. Afterwards, we navigated thru the brush and did a few long alpine-like pitches up to the summit. Fun. We saw a huge rattlesnake on the trail on descent. Temp was in the 80's with no breeze, even at the summit.


Jim climbing on Sunset Wall


Topping out on a short pitch


A cave area that we had to navigate thru


Lana near summit


Just finishing up a long pitch


Saw this friendly guy on the trail on the way down


Deer on trail on descent