Will following the first pitch of West Crack
The next day we headed north to Bridgeport to hike the approach to the Incredible Hulk. This turned out to be a long hot day with heavy packs, 5 miles and 3400 feet of altitude and 3 hours later brought us to about 10,000' and our bivy spot.
The Incredible Hulk from the approach
The following morning we awoke at 6:00AM and began climbing the Red Dihedral (1200', 12 pitches 5.10b) at 8:00AM. The climb was awesome on amazing rock. We enjoyed ideal temps and climbed in long sleeve shirt and pants the entire time. We were first on the route and saw only one party low on the route then never saw them again. The climb took us 6 hours and we made back to camp a little after 3:00PM and began the painful descent back to the car. We were back at the car by around 6:30PM to make for a nice 12 hour day of exercise. Today both our bodies are hurting! All in All not bad for an off the couch climber who has only climbed one day in the last 3 months.
Stay tuned for more updates in the next few weeks.
Will high on the Hulk
Will following the tunnel through last pitch
On the Summit of the Incredible Hulk
Sunset on the Hulk
Can you find the climbers on the upper left?