Climbing at Bon Echo, 2002

by Gerald Oskoboiny


On Aug 31, 2002, Tristen, Josee and I climbed Pinnacle at Bon Echo Park.

This was my first multi-pitch climb, my third time climbing outdoors. Tristen led, I went next, and Josee came last, cleaning up Tristen's gear on the way. I found the climb fairly easy (it's rated a 5.4) but got freaked out a couple times by the exposure (100m drop into the lake below!)

Photo: Preparing for the climb

Preparing for the climb

Photo: Josee paddling

Josee paddling

Photo: Josee belaying Tristen

Josee belaying Tristen

Photo: Josee belaying Tristen

Josee belaying Tristen

Photo: View from Pinnacle

View from Pinnacle

Photo: Gerald and Tristen

Gerald and Tristen

Photo: Josee ascending Pinnacle

Josee ascending Pinnacle

Photo: Tying knots on Pinnacle

Tying knots on Pinnacle

Photo: Gerald and Josee

Gerald and Josee

Photo: Gerald and Josee

Gerald and Josee

Photo: Tristen reaching for gear

Tristen reaching for gear

Photo: Looking down from Pinnacle

Looking down from Pinnacle

Photo: Tristen climbing

Tristen climbing


Day two

The next day, Sept 1, Tristen and Josee climbed Boris's Route, a 5.5.

Photo: Preparing for the climb

Preparing for the climb

Photo: Tristen and Josee climbing

Tristen and Josee climbing

Photo: Tristen and Josee climbing

Tristen and Josee climbing

Photo: Tristen and Josee climbing

Tristen and Josee climbing

Photo: Tristen and Josee climbing

Tristen and Josee climbing

Photo: Canoes on the shore

Canoes on the shore


(they are barely visible in the pics of cliffs above, see e.g. this huge version of the second-last one; you can see them just to the right of the middle of the pic.)

Here's some video:

See also: all my photos from this trip (Password protected) or Tristen's pics


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