When we get to the red rock we take things slowly and carefully since the recent rain has made things slicker than usual. We set up a hand line for a couple of the steeper sections.
Heading down the wet sandstone.
Harlan cleans up the lines.
Getting into the good stuff. Love the red rock! Wish it wasn't wet...but it's still good!
The descent involved a lot of butt-scooching.
Just butt-sliding our way down the canyon...
More fun drops.
Found the remains of this poor sheep in the bottom of the canyon. Mountain Lion snack?
Came through a lot of this kind of stuff.
At the base of the canyon we had the option of a ~20 ft rappel, or scrambling over the ridge to this steep descent and crossing some steep friction slabs. We decided to check out the slabs to see how wet they were before setting up the rappel.
At the bottom of the steep chute - now to check out the friction slabs.
Steep but good.
Slabs felt good, but we set up a hand line anyways.
David crossing at a seam.
That's where we came across. Not bad at all, and quicker than setting up the rappel.
Back in Pinto Valley
We just came down that.
Looking back on what we just came down.
Zoomer on route. Rather than rappel the last drop in the deep canyon behind the ridge, we crossed over and came down the front side.
Heading back through the wash
Back in the 'flats' after a great climb!
Looking back on our peak. Yay!
Red rocks in Pinto Valley
Back on the old road. Farewell Sentinel, you were a fun one!