July 18, 1998
What luck, another climb on Washington with perfect weather.
Both climbers who showed up were over-qualified for the route — a leader’s dream:
small party, great weather and good climbers.
The climb was great fun and went flawlessly, almost.
While waiting at the Notch for a descending group, rockfall came very near ending the
careers of two young people.
They had rappelled down first and were in the wrong place (in the gully) when others were
coming down the trash above the rappel point.
On Washington it is important to know where you should (and shouldn’t) be in relation
to other climbers.
Thankfully only a small blip in a great day.
Climbers were Michael Cooper, Shawn Lockery and Ed Lovegren, leader.