This is Rich, seconding a party of three up the Michael Hill Variation (friable 5.8), a variation of the first pitch of the Original Route. This is Rich's second day of rope climbing, and has laced up only a hand full of times. His determination, willingness, and trust are admirable, and a reminder of the experiences that were fundamental in my own climbing. This route is oldschool, and we topped that shit out together, and we got back to the truck just before darkness. Despite one's experience, the experience is the same. Cheers to Rich!