|In May of 2012, Chance brought up the idea to me of going on an adventure to establish a new climbing route. He talked of a place called Cochamo Valley in Chile, describing it as the Yosemite Valley of Patagonia. At the words of adventure I was in! We made the decision to make the trip to Chile for January and February of 2013, due to the probability of better weather during their summer months.|
The next six months I worked saving money and climbing. In December Chance and I met up at his house in Longmont, CO, where we began to plan logistics and climb together.