Mormon Canyon Corner Project
With two hands pressing on the left wall of the corner, I match my left foot to a sloped rail far out on the right wall. Going fully horizontal for a moment, I try to not make eye contact with the #2 HB brass micro stopper between me and the belay. I’ve spent many days practicing these moves alone on a fixed line, and eke out this section with a tense effort on lead, but this is only the “filler” portion of the pitch. Twenty feet above lies a palm pressing stem crux that would be a double-digit boulder on its own, with another #2 brassie placed mid-maneuvers. A few moves later I fall onto a 0.3/0.4 cam in a shallow pod.
Bridging sideways low on the 5.14 stem pitch
It still looks impossible with chalk on it..
Tip toeing on Pitch 2
Setting up for the palm mantle crux of Pitch 3. You have to stop in this postion and wiggle in a tiny brassie!
Palm crux on the stem pitch, I am aiming left hand for the tiny gaston above my head, and then walk both feet up the left wall.
Palm damage from the hot day
Top crux of pitch 4
Steep and sheer