I have been reflecting on crucial conversations from our trip and also looking back in my journal. Here is an entry I copied from a notepad I had 1000 feet up on Proboscis. It is taken from my journal August 15, 2010. We all got to TR the crux that day, and Mad led it two days later.
Quality ledge time. Emily and Mad are below: Mad is top-roping the two crux pitches on our project. I have so far today tightened a bolt with a leatherman, and organized the gear up here. Em climbed the long 5.10 pitch and sounded tired but happy to climb. I haven’t climbed in over a week so I wonder how this onsight crux top-roping will go: Mad said it was harder than Costa Brava, which felt pretty hard two weeks ago when I followed it.
Madaleine had some awesome rock socks, cool shoes, and I had some beat shoes.