While my family was out of town, I made a trip to see El Dakota. Davin was giving a tour, and I'd seen enough photos to make me interested. High altitude Dakota sandstone? Deep forests, and expansive views? Seemed like interesting, almost unbelievable, combinations. But we drove up a mountain, a few boulders came into view, and all those things really do come together in one place.
Mike climbing "Alca." It's a V5 that climbs tenuous, pebbled slopers.
While waiting for cooler evening temperatures, we got on "Ever Dusty" a V5 slab problem. Really good, difficult slab problems are hard to find, but this line really fits the bill.
Here's a shot of Wendy climbing "Ever Dusty."
A gem of the area is the "Mega Mega" project. All the moves go, and I wonder who will be the first to piece them all together.
Brian unlocking one of the project's many difficult moves.
We hiked out in the dark. Everyone else drove home, but I camped with my dogs on the mountain. Gorgeous stars, deep sleep, and an inspiring sunrise!