We had perfect temps (I climbed in short sleeves) and the entire rock to ourselves. The sound of the river drowned out the light weekday traffic on Highway 2 below. I think Ground Hog Day is my favorite multi-pitch 5.6 in the state. Misbehaving Ground Hogs may be my favorite 5.7, but I want to climb A Slice of the Ice (II 5.7, 3 pitches) on Duty Dome before I make that claim.
|Ward's all grins at the top of Ground Hog Day's third pitch.|