Desert Free Climb

Category: Outdoor Scenes


Photo and caption by Rebecca Bennett

A free climber begins her winter ascent of Big Bend National Park's Burro Mesa Pour-Off, a desert waterfall that is only active after substantial rains. She made it into the cave, but the slick, volcanic rhyolite at the higher levels of the pour-off made it impossible to continue.

Location: Big Bend National Park, Texas, USA


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