Route Climbed: Herd Path from Uphill Lean-to Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2002
“I wouldn’t take my worst enemy here.”—Daniel Battin, August 4, 2002
Now what could possibly cause me to utter these words? Climbing Redfield and Cliff Mtns; that’s what! These mountains had more blowdown than any other mountains that I climbed. My hip muscles even cramped up a little bit. I had never had that happen before. These two mountains pushed me to near exhaustion. There were times when I did not think I would succeed. There were also times when my feet did not touch the ground for many minutes due to the massive blowdown.