With Justin, our first climb together, quite efficient. I led the crux, although just a few moves at the grade, a bit chossy and heady to make off of the belay, but it works. Kind of like Kor-Fuller, once past the first four pitches, you are off to the races. We free soloed from there up to the Perren finish. Got behind a guides exam there (like eight folks). Huge failure! Have no idea who was in charge this day, but man...they had to drop a rope for two of them who got off route in Kain's chimney??? How do you get off route in a chimney? Dropping rocks all over. On descent we met up with the last pair we had yet to slip around. They were prepared to cut their rope because it was hung up just a few meters above them! Easy ground too. Just a surreal day maneuvering through that group. God help their future clients.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe