The First Foray: Climbing the Chadwick-Bowman on Granite Peak

The north face of Granite Peak in August 2008. The Chadwick-Bowman Route goes directly up the face, just left of the main pillar.

The north face of Granite Peak in August 2008. The Chadwick-Bowman Route goes directly up the face, just left of the main pillar.

The First Foray recounts my two-day blitz of the north face of Granite Peak with Loren Rausch. Loren became a mentor for me in the wild world of ice and alpine climbing, and that first big route together opened my eyes to both my potential and my deficiencies.

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