14/09-14/10/2013 - photos
Participants: Tom Brennan, Rachel Grindlay
Angels Landing and Behunin Canyon
Half past seven, Rachel at the start of the West Rim Trail, with Angels Landing in the background. Oh, and Rachel has forgotten her camera! So there are probably more than the usual number of photos for today!
Rachel on Walters Wiggles
Rachel early on the walk (is it really a walk?) out to Angels Landing. Most of the walk has chains - when they say it's exposed, it's exposed! The fine sand underfoot doesn't help your grip either.
Past the narrow saddle, now up the knife-edge ridge
Tom at the Landing
Squirrel on the edge!
Rachel at the summit of Angels Landing - we have it all to ourselves!
Rachel on one of the platforms on the return trip
Rachel on a well-chained section, with Refrigerator Canyon off to the left
Tom in front of Angels Landing
Rachel in front of Cathedral Mountain
On the West Rim Trail just above Behunin Pass
Looking down the top of Behunin Canyon
Rachel on the steep slickrock descent into the creek
Rachel approaching the first abseil
Rachel on the first abseil
Tom on the third abseil - note the rope grooves again
Rachel on the third abseil
Above the next drop
Tom on the fourth abseil
The canyon is this wide (and a bit!)
Rachel in the canyon
Tom in the canyon
Rachel at the junction abseil, heading down for a swim
Tom on the same abseil - but how does the camera get down between shots?
Rachel on the best section of canyon
Negotiating a narrow ledge with pack - and it's clear what the penalty for failure is!
The final two 40+m abseils are down and out this slot - this is the first of them
Tom on the final abseil