Climbed Rotui (2nd highest peak on the island) on November 11, 2005. Going up wasn't bad, but going down in the rain was. I fell several times, twice drawing blood. Steep and spectacular mountain.
Attempted Mouaputa on November 13. This is one scary mountain, and I dared not make the final rope pitches just below the summit. This is one terrifying mountain despite its low elevation. I'm still having nightmares about this climb and feel lucky to make it down alive!
I also did the Vaiare to Paopao route. I also attempted to reach the Three Coconuts Pass, but turned back in the rain.
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