To fill out our vacation we head back for one last day at Vedauwoo, this time with my long-lost cousin Doug Blocksma. We find Fall Wall vacant, which seems surprising for a Sunday. Ann, hungry now for some more leads, sets up ropes on Easy Friction, 5.4, and Cold Fingers, 5.7. Cold Fingers is fairly sustained slab and has one 20-ft run between bolts. Ann starts a little nervous, but looks calm and collected once she’s on the rock. Doug learns slab technique in about 30 seconds, and flies at anything we turn him loose on. I lead Drop Zone 5.9, and he pads up it with or without static feet. Colby from Casper joins us, and Doug follows him up 5.11 crack, now 5.9 due to piton scars, in the same style. Only Gunga Din, 5.11a, proves too much for Doug’s willful efforts. None of the rest of us make it up that excellent, crimpy route without at least one fall.