This is the base of the “false pass” or first headwall that must be climbed. As you can see there is a trail, but then it becomes more of a scramble up rocks. The rocks are not fun at first, but like the quote above, you do get used to them and start to just get “in the zone” with them.
Looking back. This is really the first time that you can see a lot of elevation has been climbed over this long canyon.
Looking off to the left of from the last picture of Horseshoe Canyon. Avalanches do happen back here during the winter.