July 3, 2004

Old Rag


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