While Tom was exploring the Leconte gully, Mary and I were exploring a route in the Serenity Crack area behind the Ahwahnee Hotel in the Valley. This was my first day of rock climbing in months, and I was psyched to do something new that was still well within my ability. It was a perfect day, sunny and warm. The climbing was nice. Hanging out with Mary was great. Plus, Mary remembered the sun screen and lip balm so that I didn't roast during the climb. Like I said, just perfect.