15/09-15/10/2017 - photos

Participants: Tom Brennan, Rachel Grindlay

Sunrise over the Swell

Arches NP - Windows Area

North and South Windows

North Window from the back

Double Arch

Rachel below Double Arch

Lion's head? Bablyonian king?

Arches NP - Delicate Arch

On the busy trail to Delicate Arch


Delicate Arch

Delicate Arch

Arches NP - Fiery Furnace

Fiery Furnace

One of many slots to explore in the Furnace

Rachel scrambling up one of the slots...

...and down another

Which way to go?

Fiery Furnace

Rock pinnacle

Fiery Furnace from the car park

Arches NP - Elephant Butte

Rachel scrambling low down on the way to Elephant Butte

Evan and Rachel

Rachel abseiling into the ascent gully

Evan scrambling the bottom of the abseil

Steep slickrock ascent

From the logbook on the summit of Elephant Butte, the highest point in Arches NP. On top, Rachel was reading the log book and found an entry from "M. Dizzle and J. Rah from Blue Mts, Australia" from Aug 2016 (Jarrah and Megan Turton)!

Scrambling off the summit plateau

Looking down the slickrock bowl

Rachel keeping her feet dry to the top of the abseil

Evan on the final abseil

Fisher Towers

Fisher Towers

Climbers on "Stolen Chimney" on the Ancient Art tower

Heading into one of the gullies

Rachel at the Onion Creek overlook

Rachel free soloing Ancient Art 2!

Fisher Towers and the Colorado River

Rachel checking out Titan, the tallest of the Fisher Towers

Sunset over the valley

Selfie! (Or should this be "Ussie"?)

One of the gullies has a little ladder to climb

Ancient Art

We arrived back to the car park after dark

Arches NP - Bighorn Canyon (aborted)

Rachel in The Tunnel on the way to Bighorn Canyon

In The Tunnel

Retreating through the storm

Looking across the wet Courthouse Wash valley - another arch is visible in the cliff opposite

Dry washes quickly started flowing through the storm

Park Avenue