Uintas Cool-Off

On Sunday, a small group of us headed up for one last day of climbing in the Uintas.  As the summer comes to an end, the cooler temperatures makes it difficult to enjoy a day at close to 11,000 feet.  But Sunday was perfect. It must have been in the low 60’s most of the day, so both the shade and sun we comfortable.

We we to the Notch Lake wall which has a nice range of climbs from 5.9 to 5.11d.  Although the quantity was low (7 sport routes), the quality was great.  We did 5 of the 7 sport lines, including the two 5.11d’s.  Both were well worth doing. 

So aside from not following the trail on the way to the crag (sorry!), the day was full of good climbs and great views.  I definitely need to get back earlier in the summer when the lake is full.

Ericka Prechtel on her first 5.11a onsight, Wine of Purity.  Copyright Nate Young and Crux Photo.

Ericka Prechtel on her first 5.11a onsight, Wine of Purity. Copyright Nate Young and Crux Photo.

Ericka Prechtel on Tipping the Vessel of Knowledge, 5.11d.  Copyright Nate Young and Crux Photo.

Ericka Prechtel on Tipping the Vessel of Knowledge, 5.11d. Copyright Nate Young and Crux Photo.

On a final note, I feel validated and humbled as an instructor of photography.  My friend Nicole just recently purchased a digital SLR, so I was showing her how to use it and how to take different climbing shots.  She did a great job as a beginner, including taking an image of Ericka on the 5.11d that was far better than any of the shots I got.

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~ by cruxphoto on September 8, 2008.

3 Responses to “Uintas Cool-Off”

  1. Good routes, views and a great spot for photos. Worth the hike!

  2. […] Digital photography by cruxphoto […]

  3. Notch Lake is superb. Definitely quality routes with a beautiful hang. Nice photos, Nate.

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