At last, a sunny day at Vedauwoo! Ann, Sean, and I figure it’s been six weeks since our last route – yow. Dad and Sarah join us for the familiar hike into Valley Massif. We do a route called Soft Touch, 5.5. The rating is easy, but true to Vedauwoo, it’s only “easy” if your stemming, jamming, and various other wide crack techniques are developed. It provides plenty of exposure, is nice and long, and even has a shady section – a gift of a route on a nice day. Ann, Sean, and I enjoy it thoroughly. Afterward, even though it’s too hot and sunny now, I attempt to toprope the neighboring route Bachelor Party, 5.11b. This would be a very good route if it weren’t for the chossy traverse. That part is well protected (by bolts) at least, but I’m still not sure I’d try leading it. The seam lieback and upper slab are great – they buck me off a few times and get me good and dehydrated. Dad and Sarah took a bunch of video during the day, which I may post eventually. We choose an extended hike back that gets us back to the Nautilus parking area very tired.