January 5, 2012

Rockies 2011 Video

An aborted attempt on Mount Geikie and an ascent of Mount Temple's Northeast Buttress (Greenwood-Jones). We were slackers with regard to our waking and departure time from the car and the bottom of the route: We thought we would simul-climb the route quickly but our off the couch mental fitness level had us pitch out quite a bit of the route due to chossy rock. Combined with a late departure, we ended up spending the night a couple pitches from the top.

Highlights of the trip included the Greenwood-Jones, mosquitos, and lots of friendly Canadians. Thanks for our friends and family as well as Black Diamond Equipment for their support of my climbing ventures.