Matt and I had been looking at a route in Moab's Fisher Towers called "Beaking in Tongues" for years. Finally we got to check it out. Matt picked me up from work in Cortez on Tuesday morning. We were in a time crunch because he had to be at work on Thursday morning, so we had 48 hours. A quick stop at a Moab gear shop to grab some more #1 peckers and we were on our way to the Fishers.
It took a while for Matt to figure out the first pecker move but soon he was cautiously inching his way toward the anchor. As I jugged the first pitch he started short fixing the second which was a little easier.
The next morning we jugged back up to our high point and Matt nailed his way to the top of pitch 5.
Pitch 6 was the shortest on the route but still took a good long while. Luckily it put us at the saddle and offered the first ledge of the route.
Matt dropped me off in Moab to stay with Amanda, Thad, and Marie and he continued home. I later found out that he only got 4.5 hours of sleep before he had to get back up to go to work. Strong work.