Mark on Twisted Feet, 5.11a. Shallow dihedral with crazy footwork moves. You'll see...
See!? I told you about that crazy footwork.
Me leading Somebody Loaned Me A Bosch, a crazily contrived face route that I don't recommend.
It was a gorgeous day. Just being in the same gorge with the Rio Grande River is awesome on its own. And we got to climb too!
Muddy snow-melt pond on the shelf below us.
The mighty Rio Grande river!
My turn on Twisted Feet, 5.11a.
That's a ridiculous stem even for me. I'm quite sure I pulled something.
Rock break dancing. It's all the rage.
George showing me how it's done after watching me grovel up it.
That looks painful.
Breathe, MF, breathe! Starting up the 5.11 route, Esmerelda.
Moments before I blew it here and took a nice one.
Back on track on Esmerelda. What a fantastic route!
Yeah, it's awesome up here!
Up high on the juggy arete of Esmerelda.
George starting up Lava Flows, 5.11a.
Mount the arete, George.
Me heading up the nice 5.11+ route, Special Ed.
Great flake pulling on Special Ed
Considering my future while looking up at the crux of the route.
Finishing up on Special Ed. Thin finger crack laybacking was the name of the game on this one.