Our Route

The Durrance Route and Bailey Direct. We climbed Bailey's Direct because I couldn't find the piton to protect the jump at the jump traverse and I was too scared to free it. Jumping gets you a 4th class scramble instead of 5.7 the last 100 or so feet. I was really OK with climbing all the way my first time up. Having things too easy would spoil all of the fun!

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Dan Dalton

Dan Dalton - Apr 1, 2008 10:59 pm - Voted 10/10

Congrats!

Amazing shot. Sounds like a great time.

Dan

EricCox

EricCox - Apr 2, 2008 10:09 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Congrats!

Thanks man!
It was one of the better days for sure. A must for any trad climber.

gbrady

gbrady - Jun 14, 2009 10:44 pm - Hasn't voted

Nice picture!

I wish I had the ability to climb this mountain. Outstanding accomplishment.

EricCox

EricCox - Jun 15, 2009 6:06 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice picture!

Thank you so much for the kind words.
This had been a dream of mine for over 20 years, long before I ever started rock climbing. I couldn't stop crying when I finally got to the top. I'll never forget this day.

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