Clare and Dennis come up for Clare’s birthday, and accompany me to Vedauwoo on a warm bluebird Sunday for some big crack climbing. The Holy Saturday formation provides the goods.
We only hit two climbs, but they provide plenty of material:
Hideaway Chimney 5.5 is nice and long, incredibly varied, and holds plenty of surprises (many of them pleasant)!
Flake 5.8+ is a bit awkward for toproping, but worth the trouble. It’s awkward to climb too – that’s what makes it so great! The leaning flake wants to spit you out, but then embraces you, only to try to buck you off once more.