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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Raised in the ocean lined landscape of Southern California, Ilana now calls the rocky mountains of Colorado home. Ilana is a mother to an adventurous daughter, an accomplished rock and ice climber, skier, snowboarder, mountain distance runner, avid adventurer, and a Registered Trauma Nurse. A recent, near fatal accident in May, 2018, has left Ilana with a new disability; bringing her biggest life challenge to head, adapting to continue her pursuit of long, hard days in the mountains and share it with the generations to come. Ilana is the founder of Thrillseekers Anonymous, a seasoned event speaker, and 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 119 articles for Thrillseekers Anonymous.

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