Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Point Dume!

Last Sunday (8-9-09) Patrick and I went top roping at Point Dume up in Malibu. It was amazing! The site itself is absolutely beautiful: a big volcanic rock right in the middle of this beautiful sandy beach. There was foot access to the anchor points at the top, lot of solid bolts to set up anchors on, and some really cool routes at our skill level (beginner/tyro/noob).

All the other climbers we met were incredibly nice, too. We’ll definitely be back.

Patrick gets his climbing sneer warmed up:

Looking up The Arete (5.6):

Patrick while belaying me on The Arete:

"Hay! I'm on a rock!"
"Hay! I'm belaying!"

Patrick on The Arete:

Patrick at the top when we went to switch our anchor:

Rope mgmt:

Thomas during the anchor swap:

High-tech composite shot of Point Dume as we were leaving:

Here's a video of Thomas rappelling

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