Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Here is a short video of my first attempt at climbing on the Chasm View wall near the Diamond.. Although we had to bail due to weather being unstable it was still a sweet experience that kept me wanting more, to go back and finish the route is my main goal this alpine season..The route: Directissima 5.10b III. We got a " gentleman's start " 4:30am from the CMS guide shack in Estes Park..Climbing by 9am.. Storming and hailing on us by 9:30 am.. The storm actually cleared out by 10:30 am only to tease us into starting back up.. After a long discussion regarding risk when climbing at that altitude did we decided to walk back to the car...good decision after all because the clouds ended up rebuilding at around 2:30pm.. I will be back to finish!