Let The Road Trip Begin!

Let The Road Trip Begin!

Owen's River Gorge - CA. Road Trip - Day One. Out the door at 4:30am, we kissed Los Angeles goodbye not to be seen again for two weeks. We had one plan and that was to climb; as much and in as many places as possible. With a rough itinerary of Bishop, Yosemite NP, Grand [...]

Owen’s River Gorge – CA. Road Trip – Day One.
Out the door at 4:30am, we kissed Los Angeles goodbye not to be seen again for two weeks. We had one plan and that was to climb; as much and in as many places as possible. With a rough itinerary of Bishop, Yosemite NP, Grand Teton NP, Moab and Zion there were plenty of gaps to fill. We only had one date requirement, to be in Bishop tomorrow to boulder with some friends. Other than our one commitment, we are free to climb the North West as far as our car and bodies can take us.

Day one, we found ourselves at Owen’s River Gorge. Here the sport climbing is stout and plentiful. Unfortunate for us, the weather was also stout. At a sizzling 90+, we found ourselves selectively choosing routes in the shade dubbing us the “shade chasers”. The majority of our climbs were 10’s and 11’s with some notable 10’s at the China Wall and Dilithium Crystal (my climbing partner’s 12b project).

Guidebook: Owens River Gorge Climbs by Marty Lewis

Location: Owen’s River Gorge, CA

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Ilana is a native of Southern California. She is an accomplished rock and ice climber and is the brains behind Thrillseekers Anonymous. Currently residing in Colorado, she is a Registered Surgical/Trauma Nurse, who can be found leading her own adventures on days off. Ilana is a sponsored athlete with GoMacro, WoolX, and an Arcteryx Denver ambassador. She has been featured in various media outlets including the February 2015 issue of ‘Climbing’ magazine, December 2013 issue of ‘Rock and Ice’ magazine, December/January 2013 issue of ‘Gripped Climbing’ magazine, Canyoneering: A Guide to Techniques for Wet and Dry Canyons (How To Climb Series) by Dave Black and Pasadena Magazine as well as a Climbing Expert on MTV’s Parental Control (Season 7 – “Heather”).

Ilana has written 111 articles for Thrillseekers Anonymous.

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