Five pitches of climbing in violently windy weather. There is a certain joy in suffering, when you know at the end of the day there is beer and warm food waiting for you. The simplest pleasures in life bring extreme happiness after a suffer fest. You take nothing for granted! Perhaps this is why we do it?
Cathedral by no means is a difficult climb, but conditions were harsh. After losing the trail in the dark woods, no food, no water, and twelve hours since we last ate. I was DONE. Compass, you saved my life :D