After scoping out Golden Cliffs, a sport climbing area above the monstrous Coors brewery in Golden, we’re inspired to get the gear out of the storage unit. We attempt two 5.8 routes on top rope, a crack and a face. The rock is good basalt, reminiscent of the rock in Owen’s River Gorge. We can hardly believe how weak and awkward we feel. The climbs seem HARD! I barely claw my way up them, and Ann can only get started. It feels good to get on a rope again, though, and we know we’ll be back.