This windy December day was spent in the San Ja-send San Jacinto mountains, more on our asses sliding down crumbly crusty snow-covered hillsides than on top of boulders, half of which were crested in melting caps of snow anyways.
Despite the conditions, a few among us, mostly of the red-haired variety, managed to scale the magnificent shards of rock deposited by millennia of erosion.
Notable sends of the day: Gabri's second ascent of Sans Soleil (pictured below) a year after Ian's first ascent of the boulder, and a hard low start link up into FUBAR (not pictured; he did it too fast). Roland also happened to onsight All Alone Together (pictured below).
The rest of us left with not much more to show than ice-cut palms and numb Chaco-clad toes, but were happy to be out of doors.
Photo notes: Enrico tests out the first few moves of San Soleil; an arctic fox in her natural habitat; Gabri putting in moves with the sun as a hindrance; Roland's quick work on All Alone Together; Ian eyes down the dyno on Howl's Moving Castle from a couple different angles; Leo gets close on Cosmos at sunset.