We Didn't "Chicken Out"... Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007
A friend & I completed a successful first attempt of Borah Peak via the "Chicken Out Ridge" route. The weather conditions were great, which I believe really helped our climb. Before this hike neither of us had any true scrambling experience, which made this hike more intense (for our limited climbing experience, that is) than we had envisioned. With that said, and despite other hikers turning around, we had few difficulties. When crossing the ridge, we found ourselves taking different paths during our ascent & descent. Portions of the route might be difficult, but people of all shapes, sizes, and ages were traversing the route. We even saw one dog complete the ridge section, although the owner said "never again" because of the difficulty.
"So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So that means that every single day that you see me, that's on the worst day of my life."
--Peter Gibbons (Office Space)