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Montezuma Tower, North Ridge (5.7)

Garden of the Gods, CO

July 8, 2007

What a better way to celebrate our twelfth anniversary than to climb a sandstone tower in the Garden of the Gods. Kim and I climbed this classic two pitch route while her sister Colleen took pictures.

All photos courtesy of the Colleen Coppock Collection

Kim and I had briefly climbed at Garden of the Gods, located just outside of Colorado Springs, several years ago but our climbing was cut short due to a sudden spring snowstorm.

After climbing, Colleen, her friend Dan, Kim and I drove into Manitou Springs and had lunch at the restored Cliff House. While eating, I mentioned that we were from out of town and celebrating Kim's birthday and our anniversary and at the end of our meal they brought us this beautiful (and tasty!) plate of chocolate and fruit. What a great day!