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Outer Space 5.9 Grade III

Stacy, Bill, and I climbed Outer Space 5.9, 6 pitches We ran out of water and were quite dehydrated by the end, but it was an awesome climb. 26 photos
July 1, 2017

Saturday, July 1



7 AM

Looking back down the pass on our way up to Snow Creek Wall
1 Jul 2017 - 07:46
Bill trucking along on our early morning approach
1 Jul 2017 - 07:49

8 AM

Snow Creek Wall, our objective
1 Jul 2017 - 08:07

Outer Space (5.9) goes up pretty much the center of the wall.
Bill scrambling up the boulder field to the base of Snow Creek Wall
1 Jul 2017 - 08:35

2 PM

Stacy traversing across some slab on pitch 4
1 Jul 2017 - 14:53
Stacy on pitch 4
1 Jul 2017 - 14:55

4 PM

A nice view at the top of pitch 5
1 Jul 2017 - 16:19
Looking down pitch 5
1 Jul 2017 - 16:23
Stacy coming up pitch 5
1 Jul 2017 - 16:37

This is the money pitch, a sustained 150' 5.7 splitter crack
Stacy coming up pitch 5
1 Jul 2017 - 16:40

This is the money pitch, a sustained 150' 5.7 splitter crack
Stacy coming up pitch 5
1 Jul 2017 - 16:43

This is the money pitch, a sustained 150' 5.7 splitter crack
Stacy coming up pitch 5
1 Jul 2017 - 16:44

This is the money pitch, a sustained 150' 5.7 splitter crack
Bill coming up pitch 5
1 Jul 2017 - 16:53

This is the money pitch, a sustained 150' 5.7 splitter crack
Bill coming up pitch 5
1 Jul 2017 - 16:54

This is the money pitch, a sustained 150' 5.7 splitter crack

5 PM

Bill leading pitch 6
1 Jul 2017 - 17:08

It starts with an exposed cruxy boulder problem (5.8): an awkward finger lock, to another awkward finger lock, then pull hard and go up
Stacy chillin with my at the belay while Bill leads pitch 6
1 Jul 2017 - 17:20
Belay ledge selfie while Bill leads the 6th pitch
1 Jul 2017 - 17:46
Stacy pulling out over the exposure to work on the boulder problem that starts the pitch
1 Jul 2017 - 17:50

6 PM

Stacy cruising past the crux on pitch 6
1 Jul 2017 - 18:08
Summit goats greeting us as we top out
1 Jul 2017 - 18:52
Belaying Stacy and Bill to the top
1 Jul 2017 - 18:54

7 PM

Summit selfie!
1 Jul 2017 - 19:11
Topout!
1 Jul 2017 - 19:14
Summit dance
1 Jul 2017 - 19:14
The walk off from Outer Space kinda sucks
1 Jul 2017 - 19:57

10 PM

We were very very thirsty
1 Jul 2017 - 22:03

We stopped at a gas station and bought a lot of Gatorade.