Mark and I have done the first two pitches of this route twice prior to our summit of the route on March 22, 2008. We got all the logistics worked out and the climb went smoothly. Cam hooks through the crux section of pitch one made for smooth sailing for Mark. We enjoyed sharing the route with our friends Henry and Nolana--on Nolana's birthday. Quite the present. We met up with a traffic jam at the summit and ended up rappelling in the dark. All in all, a full and satisfying day.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."