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These are general photos of the Ruth Lake (Utah) climbing area and photos from the 2006 Adopt-a-Crag event organized by Backcountry.com

Ruth Lake - and a climber

Ruth Lake - and a climber

Ruth Lake  July 24, 2003

With views like this, why wouldn't you climb here? Unknown climber makes her way to the top of the warm up climbs near the top of the henious talus. - photo by Kendall Card


Ruth Lake - pulling rock

Ruth Lake - pulling rock

Ruth  July 24, 2003

Matt Rink enjoys the rock and the views. - Photo taken by Kendall Card


Ruth Lake - pulling rock

Ruth Lake - pulling rock

Ruth Lake  July 24, 2003

Matt Rink pulls some of the best rock in the state at Ruth Lake. - photo by Kendall Card


Ruth Lake - Rock and Flowers

Ruth Lake - Rock and Flowers

Ruth Lake  July 24, 2003

This is a good photo showing the vegitation we'll be protecting by creating a trail to the crag. Additionally this shows the talus we'll terrace as it leads up to the top of the crag. - photo by Kendall Card


Ruth Lake Climbing Area

Ruth Lake Climbing Area

Ruth Lake  July 24, 2003

The main crag at Ruth Lake - the slope on the right hand side of the photo is where we'll be terracing. - Photo taken by Kendall Card


Ruthlake_nathansmith_600

Ruthlake_nathansmith_600

  May 31, 2006

Ruth Lake in the Uinta Mountains of Utah. Photo by Nathan Smith - www.pullphotography.com


Ruthlake Steep Trail Before

Ruthlake Steep Trail Before

Good Medicine Wall, Ruth Lake  June 30, 2006

This steep section of the trail is just before arriving to the Good Medicine Wall. In the spring it's nothing more than a stream of water.


Ruthlake_checkin1

Ruthlake_checkin1

Ruth Lake Parking Lot  July 22, 2006

Dustin Robertson and Kendall Card of Backcountry.com at the crag check in table. Bagles and juice were available to all who came and plenty of swag too (including a Backcountry.com Nalgene bottle for all who worked)


Ruthlake_doneworking

Ruthlake_doneworking

Good Medicine Wall, Ruth Lake  July 22, 2006

Done working - just hanging out. (That's me, the event organizer on the right with the goat shirt)


Ruthlake_fathersonteam

Ruthlake_fathersonteam

Good Medicine Wall, Ruth Lake  July 22, 2006

A father/son team showed up. Teach them while they are young!


Ruthlake_climbersandworkers

Ruthlake_climbersandworkers

Good Medicine Wall, Ruth Lake  July 22, 2006

Climbers and volunteer climbers sharing the space. The climbers that showed up to climb were respectful and kept off the climbs on the talus. Thanks!


Ruthlake_taluswork

Ruthlake_taluswork

Good Medicine Wall, Ruth Lake  July 22, 2006

The real work is going on here. The corner on the Good Medicine Wall that leads up the talus


Ruthlake_lunchbreak

Ruthlake_lunchbreak

Good Medicine Wall  July 22, 2006

Half the crew takes a lunch break


Ruthlake Steep Trail After

Ruthlake Steep Trail After

Good Medicine Wall Trail, Ruth Lake  July 22, 2006

This is a photo of the steep trail after the re-route took it away from the drainage point and utilized existing rocks as steps. A few tree branches were trimmed from the pine tree and some dead fall was used to "blockade" the existing trail. Time will tell if this becomes a more effective trail at mitigating erosion.


Ruthlake_traildrainage1

Ruthlake_traildrainage1

Ruth Lake  July 22, 2006

This was a really cool drainage system built where the trail is always wet and muddy. The bottom of the drainage is on bedrock. I'm interested to see how the spring melt/run-off works with this.


Ruthlake_rocktrail

Ruthlake_rocktrail

  July 22, 2006

The rock trail across the slabs leading to the good medicine wall


Ruthlake_carin

Ruthlake_carin

Ruth Lake  July 22, 2006

Rock carin identifying the trail to the crag.


Ruthlake_raffle

Ruthlake_raffle

Ruth Lake Parking Lot  July 22, 2006

The raffle after the crag event. Everyone went home with something