Regular Posts Tagged ‘EEOR’
True Grit 5.10b, Kahl Wall 5.10a
1st Sep 2011Posted in: Blog, Private Guiding, Private Rock 0

Had two great days out with Maria and one day with Jaime.  Great weather and classic routes!

These two ladies are such strong climbers, it hardly seemed like a challenge to them.  True Grit is a classic 6 pitch route on EEOR that has sustained 5.10 climbing on each pitch. We got a nice early start which we were thankful for as the day turned out to be quite hot!  Each pitch had engaging climbing, but we all agreed that we enjoyed the corner pitch the most!

Jaime True Grit, 5.10a/b EEOR

We enjoyed the views at the top and then rapped the route.  There was still time in the day and a bit of energy, so we headed into Grassi to work on the girls project…Bucket City.  We did a few laps to work on some steep climbing movement.  This will not be a project for long for these two!!  Great day out!

The following weekend Maria and I headed up to Yam to try the classic Kahl Wall.  With a first ascent date of 1971, this 5.10a offers a bit more spice then True Grit.

Maria Kahl Wall 5.10a Yamnuska pitch 6

Maria had never climbed on Yamnuska.  This peak offers over 130 different multipitch lines of varying grades.  It is steep, imposing and has a fair amount of loose rock.  It is sort of an acquired taste, but once you have tried it, it can become one of your favorite places to climb!  I was so impressed with her climbing on this route as a first Yam route…no hangs, falls or takes.  Impressive!

Maria Kahl Wall Yamnuska 5.10 pitch 7

Another great weather day and fun partner!  Too bad the descent isn’t a little friendlier on the knees!


Maria and Mike Econoline/Geriatric/True Grit combo!
23rd Jun 2011Posted in: Blog 0

After some back and forth trying to decide which way the weather man was going to spin his wheel, Maria, Mike and I headed up to the East End of Rundle on June 5th for what ended up being a spectacular day of sun, stunning views, good company and great climbing!

This combo of routes is one of my favorites in the Bow Valley.  A relatively short approach, 7 pitches of varied climbing up to 5.10, good rock and great views into the Spray Lakes as well as Canmore.

Of course Maria and Mike cruised the route and we enjoyed the sun and views at the top with some lunch and sprawled out relaxation! I also ran into a friend on route from the Czech who I met a couple years ago at the International Climbers meet in Indian Creek!  Small world!!

A fabulous day ended with a burger and beer on the Drake deck….now THIS feels like summer!:) Thanks Maria and Mike!