Route Climbed: via madera Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2005
First attempt was successful and I enjoyed the crater views. Then I tried a technical ascent up the opposite side but only got halfway. I needed crampons and two axes instead of a sharp stick, butterfly knife, and water shoes!
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