This was my first "outdoor" rock climb I ever did after 5 months at a rock gym....it truly is one challenging route. Carthic (the guy pictured) and my buddy Jason climbed it like it was nothing. Happy Trails out there
"Mountaineering is more than climbing (exercise), panoramic views, and wilderness experience. It is also challenge, risk, and hardship (self reliance). And it is not for everyone. Those drawn to the mountains can find them exhilarating and irresistible, as well as frustrating and sometimes even deadly. There are qualities to mountaineering that bring inspiration and joy in a pursuit that is more than a pastime, more than a sport – a passion, certainly, and sometimes a compulsion."
--Mountaineering: "Freedom of the Hills", Chp. 1