I need to type up this post and be done with it...
I have been putting it off. so here goes
We drove down to Moab to the area know as Fisher Towers. We hiked in 3 miles to an amazing camping spot. We set up camp in the dark. Slept and got ready for the next days adventure.
My pack weighed 70 pounds. It had food, water, camping gear and lots of climbing gear in it. It was interesting to feel that extra weight crushing my knees, my back... It was eye opening. Don't carry extra weight around... it hurts!
Luckily I wasn't hauling up this much gear on my back for 900 feet
but I still had plenty and it WAS heavy!
This spot where the people are sitting is 600 feet up. That is where I lost it. Ang is amazing and brave. I am not so much. I thought I was... but I am not! I had just watched my rope fall of my back.(yes I was still tied in) and I had seen two people take some good falls and heard some scary screams from others who had fallen. No one was too hurt. In rock climbing you just fall but being up so high was not good for me.
I started to cry and wanted to go back down. Thanks to Ang and AaronWhite, I kept going but only using my ascender to go up the rope and no rock climbing skills.
That is our camp site down there.
Once my head lamp was on it was fine. slowly rapping down 600 feet takes some time but when you cant see the ground it doesn't matter.
Aaron was my hero. He and Ang got me down. Because of my loosing it... Aaron hauled down all my gear... which had a bad ending. He accidentally dropped it 600 feet to that ledge in the picture below. It fell in the dirt which was good but it fell on a ledge of another tower. Not to the ground.
So on Saturday morning Aaron was amazing... he climbed the whole Titan Tower again. Then he did a 650 foot repel down to this tower, got the gear, then repelled down that tower to get our gear safe. If you look up three pictures to the one with a foot in the left corner, you would look down on the huge repel Aaron did to get the gear. The gear dropped a LONG way!
You can see a little tiny white helmet by the big crack. Aaron coming off the 650 repel, got our gear and now coming down the second tower.
This is the picture zoomed out.
So .. wimpy me stayed on the ground Saturday. Ang in the center of the photo, went up with our friend Jennifer. I was so relieved.
It was a beautiful place. and an amazing campsite!
But I liked the campground from this view at the base instead of 600 or 900 feet up.