August 19, 2001
This was the first “All Women’s Climb”
sponsored by the Obsidians.
The intent was to create a supportive environment for women
who might otherwise be intimidated by a technical rock climb
in the Oregon Cascades.
There was a great deal of interest in the climb, and several
people were put on a waiting list.
The weather was perfect.
Much to our surprise, we did not see any other climbers on
We reached the summit around 11:00 a.m.
A fixed line (three ropes) was set up on the summit block,
so we were able to move quickly.
We had some Obsidian veterans, some new climbers, and some
climbers returning to the sport after a long hiatus.
Everyone had a safe and enjoyable experience.
Peggy Lee Mathes,
Deb Carver, leader.