Trip ReportA Fine Effort
How do you measure achievements in climbing? Numbers are deceiving. Too little attention is paid to the quality of the effort involved. Coming essentially off the couch, I decided to meet Nature at Castelton Tower for an ascent of the Kor Ingalls, a historic route, even older than either of us.
Nature showed up in the middle of a rainy Sunday night. I slept in the front of my truck because I didn't bring a tent. It was cold, and still raining at first light. The campground was surprisingly crowded due in part to the shutdown, and in part to the "Columbus day" holiday.
One guy said they were bailing because they did'nt want to climb on the sandstone when it was wet. (!) Well, today was our only day, so we decided to at least hike up to the base and see what the weather did.
Kor Ingalls is a true classic! I'm still sore . . .
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