DESERT TOWERS IN JULY?

My good buddy emilee sudweeks and I were mid work week when we thought it was a good idea to leave for the Utah desert at 9 pm, on a friday night in July. 

our plan was..... Drive to castle valley through the night, hike to the base of sister superior, and  climb it by first light to avoid the heat. so... we drank coffee and energy drinks and started into the night. 

we hiked all right up the scree slopes not being able to find the trail. we were convinced wed make it anyways. 

we realized at  very first light that we hiked to the wrong end of the towers. oops. we quickly scurried around the backside and found the base of sister superior as the sun was just starting to rise and got ready to jam.

emily grabbing gear from pitches one and two

emily grabbing gear from pitches one and two

and emily leading out on pitch 3

and emily leading out on pitch 3

and before we knew it we were on top! and it wasnt even that hot!

and before we knew it we were on top! and it wasnt even that hot!

although by the time we got down and back to the truck it was 100 plus degrees and we were so happy to get into the air conditioned vehicle.  

so we drove to colorado to put in some river time ......and we even made it on time to work monday morning! 

so we drove to colorado to put in some river time ......and we even made it on time to work monday morning!