We learned its ok to back off. The spire in front would have been the ultimate summit on our Baja trip – a 50 foot needle sticking out of the sea in Cabo San Lucas. The ocean was powerful and ready to toss anyone around who would have dared taking the swim over to the sea urchins covered base of the spire. For our ego it can be hard to back off but it feels smart! Smart decisions keep us alive. Thats when climbing is fun. Here dreaming of more summits. Climb safe everybody!