The Vampire Peaks from the seat of a DeHavilland DHC-2 Beaver float plane piloted by Warren LaFauve.
Hank Jones chilaxin at the base of the Vamp, and yeah, that big gear was very useful!
Not satisfied about having a section of aid on our new route we turned to another option for a free route, not as glorious as our first objective, but a strong contender for a quick free ascent: having only four days before our flight out had us gnawing at our chance like a rat on a cheetos. We followed a crack and gully system that began to the left of the Coffin that eventually wandered up to some really nice crack pitches on the north face. This route went well with all the pitches going free first try, and making the summit in about 8hrs; the first free ascent and the first one day ascent of the areas namesake was in the bag, we named our route Darkside, IV 5.11.