A half day outing with a short 5th class problem and plenty of volcanic cinder
Crater Hill as seen from near the Guacamole Trailhead at sunset. This may be the prettiest this heap of volcanic cinder ever looks.
View east from the Guacamole Trailhead at sunset. The West Temple massif is shining with vibrant color.
The West Temple as seen from the Guacamole Trailhead at sunset. The summit of Mount Kinesava can be seen on the far right.
We encountered some minor srambling in the unnamed wash we followed from the Guacamole Trailhead to Coal Pits Wash.
CP climbing the summit boulder of the otherwise mundane "Coal Pits Peak" as I belay him from the far side. We estimated it to be about eight feet higher than the next highest point (which was a walkup). We rigged a tight static line over the boulder using two trees for anchors and then rigged a second line to belay with. The climber tied in to the static line with a prusik to reduce possible pendulum effects in the case of a fall. "Little Altar" can be seen on the far right.
Kevin takes his turn on the summit block as DB watches. We estimated the difficulty to be 5.4ish but the rock was quite crumbly.
Cougar Mountain as seen on the hike back to the Guacamole Trailhead.