Ben and Jonathan are two guys who have started climbing together. Their current goal is to climb Mt. Rainer, a challenging yet highly rewarding mountain. These guys are fit and can cruse up anything, as I found out last Friday. However, they know that they need to spend time climbing to become familiar with gear and climbing techniques. The two had participated in an introduction to mountaineering course this winter, but wanted to test there skill and fitness on a more technical and challenging objective. We headed to Shoe String Gully in Crawford Notch to climb and train.
These two guys crushed it. They were flying up the ice pitches and moving even faster up the snow pitches, which had become rock hard with the recent rain (even better for climbing!). They even climbed the crux technical rock finish! These guys are going to have a great time on Rainer in July.
Thank you guys for a great day!