My first marathon route. Because the SW Face is the hottest wall on the Tower we started in the evening with the plan of climbing all night and finishing before the sun would catch us. The going was slow so we still ended up getting a bit cooked. I wish I would have slept before we started! The third pitch will take as many big pieces as you want to haul up the first two. Frank lead the first two pitches, I lead the third.
Encouraged by our sucess at putting a new route on the North West face, Nate and I took up a very improbable looking line on the Steep South West Face. 22 hours of climbing, hanging and rapping late we had made the Tower Top and returned to the ground. Sunlight came and went but the smiles stayed Bright all the way !!