after a grueling 7 hour approach and finally arriving at the base of the gully we were greated by rock rain. making climbing a very, very dangerous proposition. advice: leave at 2am instead of 4am arrive before the sun hit the upper tier, or go when there is a change to colder weather or cloudy. the talus field on approach is absolutely retarded!
"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