Bodies of regular people, but we try to climb anyways. Also notice I'm belaying at the very end of my 60m rope. This climb was high
Mike about to work through a 15 foot crux section. He got it. The wall was nearly featureless and went to vertcal at the same time.This is one of my favorite climbing areas I have ever encountered for moderate sport climbing! We parted with Mike as he had work but said said hello to another thunderstorm (we beat it this time though). We packed up all our stuff from Mike's condo (almost) before locking up the place. I then realized I forgot my Nalgenes in place, which were vital when heading west to the desert. I climbed up to his porch (super sketchy) to find the glass sliding door locked. I was stuck. Alex managed to pick the fornt door lock to solve all our problems, or so we thought. Apparently, a neighbor witnessed our breaking into the place and called the cops on us.
We smooth-talked our way out of some burglary charges and said goodbye to our badged friends. We were back on the road heading towards Aspen for the night. We passed through the collegiate peaks region and then through Independence pass. The scenery was magnificent.
We settled down at a comfy campsite just before dark and cooked up some spaghetti. It felt good to be in the belly of the woods (ghostly white aspen) again.