|Kyle leading out on the second pitch of the Beyer East face.|
I was fortunate to catch up with my brother in the Tetons during his move from a PhD program in Chicago to a physics post-doc at Stanford. Saturday was forecast to be quite cold, so we settled on the warmest objective on the Grand that we could think of. Leah, Kyle and I left the car at a semi-alpine hour of 5:30 and made it to the Lower Saddle in a touch over 3 hours. Another hour plus had us across the black dike, through Glencoe col and at the base of the route. We were elated to be on the warm, sunny side of the mountain.
|Kyle leading out.|
|Climbing the clean fist crack on the second pitch. Most of the photos were taken by Leah|
|Kyle on the crux 5th pitch.|
|I took over once the climbing eased.|
|Return of the alpine Ninja! Good luck settling in at Stanford, Kyle.|