Beginnings . . .
Consider slipping and falling,
bouncing, and rolling abrasion
NOT grabbing !
on such "easy" slabs . . alas .
Known as the "Slab Rocks" to early/surly pioneers, the Flatirons looked likely to be easily split and quarried for sale.
Now they are protected as Boulder's mountain backdrop and semi-annual bird & bat roosts.
This rock climbing nursery nurtured my ascentionist skills
on the steeper edges and back sides.
Thence I progressed around the mountain West; eventually to Yosemite Valley.
A climber's view..
Always on my mind.
Looking down from a cliff edge in Yosemite.
Scroll UP s- l- o- w- l- y.. for a surprise !
The sunlit cliff edge
and the dark, dank, wet wall; waiting below