Funnest day ever. Chase and I backpacked up to the ridge between the Rectory and Castleton Tower. We arrived at 1:30 am, slept a couple of hours, woke up before the sunrise and started climbing. After climbing Fine Jade we went and floated the Colorado in pool toys. This was super funny because as we floated down the river on our leisure craft, we were surrounded by kayakers and expedition rafters who were decked-out in lifejackets and helmets. Unfortunately, Chase lost his camera in the river so we don’t have any pictures from the float. Oh, forgot to mention, we took a nap in the park. Best day ever!
Some info on Fine Jade: First pitch was definitely the hardest for us. The “crux” pitch went pretty easy. Also, we only brought one rope, which is nice except you have to do three rappels to come down. Also, if you are to do this climb, pass the first anchors you see and go to the second. The second pitch is a long line of beautiful fingers! Loved it.