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Monument Chimney Crack
Finished up the route trying to figure out belay. Wanted to finish quick as the heat was getting to us. Wasn't much so used cracks around a massive boulder right at the top out. Inspected and seemed solid; didn't budge when I shoved it. Second followed up, stepped directly on top of the said boulder to get safe. The whole thing rocks several centimeters side to side. Both got safe ASAP away from the boulder.
Gunpowder gully arete
Knew that this route would be ‘bold’ but in leading up, found no gear that would be useful - trailing two ropes for seconds in parallel. Climbing well within my grade. At the crux (about 5 m up) I went to swap feet, but I stood on the rope. As soon as I weighted this, my four popped and I fell down the slap/arête onto rocks at bottom of the gully. My partner was quick enough to spot me with one hand behind my back (which took most of the fall). Bruised back and a bit if whiplash were only injuries. Definitely a near miss. Had a cup of tea and then completed route.
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