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