Fantastic day at Whitehorse

November 3, 2010 § Leave a comment

The day started cold 18 degrees at my house. Aubrey and I went to Whitehorse in search of rock – warm enough to climb. The sun was beaming on the slabs so we chose Sea of Holes as our first route. Three easy warm up pitches led us to the technical 5.8 crux pitch. This pitch was varied with some cracks, corners, then a mantle and the final slab moves to the anchor. If you have not climbed it Sea of Holes is an excellent route on the left side of the slabs.

Aubrey getting the ropes ready at the base of Sea of Holes.

Pitch three – the Sea of Holes pitch.
Aubrey stretching it out for the pocket on the final pitch.
At mid day we arrived and climbed the Seventh Seal. Aubrey took photos of the me on the lead.
Here is the start of Loose Lips. This is one of my favorite pitches on Whitehorse. The step onto the face leads to a technical 5.10 section, then the route continues left climbing an interesting diagonal finger crack for over 1oo feet. An awesome pitch for sure.
As the sun was setting we managed to climb one more pitch the Short Order. For a cold day in November Aubrey and I had a great time climbing some very fine rock.
Art Mooney

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