"Mount Heyburn from Upper Bench Lake"
"Beggars can't be chooser, when getting beer up here!"
"Angela, Nicki and Steve"
"Angela and Nicki scrambling up the gully"
"Angela and Nicki doing some easy walking."
"Nearing the top of the twin racks."
Everyone made it to the base of the Heyburn chimney, however due to our difficulties with the last pitch, Angela and Nicki agreed to sit out climbing the final 2 pitches.
"Ryan and Steve ready to climb."
"Steve all anchored in!"
"Steve Scrambling to the Summit.
"Nice View eh?"
After we got our fill of being at the summit we climbed back down to the 10'x10' ledge and found an existing repel station. We used a 60 meter rope that got us down to a second repel station. After a second short repel we were back at the start of the Stur Chimney. We did 2 more repels to get everyone back down to the start of the class III gulley. The climb was great and a lot of fun; I would definitely recommend climbing the Stur Chimney.
"Showing my approval with a nice hefty thumbs up!"
Here's all the pictures from both trips: Climbing Stur Chimney