Uinta Mountains, Take Two: Climbing

Uintas, UT - Alpine sport climbing with a view.

Back to the Bald Mountain trailhead, we went with option 2 – the trail in the opposing direction of yesterdays. Heading down the correct trail with a quasi-functional climbing partner, 2.4 miles later we found ourselves looking at the crag we gazed so longingly upon from the summit of Bald Mountain yesterday.

Eric leading 11a (Uintas) - Thrillseekers Anonymous Ilana leading 10b (Uintas) - Thrillseekers Anonymous

Wild Raspberries in the Uintas - Thrillseekers AnonymousThe rumors we had heard of the Uintas were a modest understatement of its actual beauty. The fascinatingly featured quartzite rock overlooking a picturesque alpine lake was all ours for the taking. We climbed all but one route at the crag, doing laps on our favorites and eating wild raspberries by the handful between climbs.

Sounds like a movie, right? Nope, this was our amazing day.

Playful Rappelling in the Uintas - Thrillseekers Anonymous

Location: Kamas, Utah

 

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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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