the time when a longer rope would have done wonders
This is in the Lower Devils Canyon at QC. We were stupid and didn't find the trail so we bush wacked it all the way in from the canyon floor through some really nasty cactus and stuff. We came upon this route, it looked good but we didn't have a book to tell us what the route was rated so i jumped on it. We thought it was a 2 pitch so i took 2 ropes up with me but it turns out there was no hanging belay so the only way to do this route all the way to the top was to put in your own anchors with cams but the wall is pretty smooth so that would have been real hard. So i got to about the 7th bolt and just said screw it and threw in a bail beaner and came down. This is a pic from about 80 ft up while i sat on the 7th bolt.
|Photo Location:||North_America: United_States: Arizona: Phoenix_Area: Queen_Creek_Canyon: Lower_Devils_Canyon|