A relative newcomer to climbing, reports on his climb of one of the classic hard climbs in Yosemite.
“It's almost exactly five years to the month that I started climbing. I took up the sport at the rather advanced age of 38—an age when most serious climbers have already entered the sunset years of retirement. Seth, a decade younger, is one of my older partners. But as alpinist Mark Twight once told me, there's nothing to stop the average climber from trying the hardest route in the world.”