I had put a lot of time and energy into a wall project. The 1700m high north face of the Devils Paw is still unscaled.
Almost 2 years of preparation to climb this incredible north face ended after 2 weeks at the mountain. Although everything was meticulously planned, we were beaten back on the first day by premature action and insufficient study of the wall.
Now I’d say we didn’t have the respect we needed.