El Potrero Chico — 2016
“8 pitches with 3 people? No problem!” Rafael said, a climber Katie and I met who was also staying at a casita at El Chalet. We were contemplating doing Super Nova, a multipitch of mostly easy 5.6–5.9 climbing, except with one hard start.
“You can do the 1st pitch!” Rafael smiled broadly at me. He was a friendly Brazilian, who’s name is pronounced as ‘HAWF-ah-el’.