"Hey Brian do you think it would be a great idea to bring all three dogs to the mountains with us?" Not a good idea if one of them is Kai and you want to spend more time climbing than chasing him and jack rabbits.
'Twas Brian's first sport multipitch, so naturally we did our due diligence in planning out the route, practicing what belay devices and gear we'd be using for each pitch.
Upon making it to the first set of anchors Brian had to unfortunately wait out a couple rappelling the route, (not recommended for this route). Eventually he was able to make it up to second anchors where I said 'see ya' to all three pups and made my way up to meet him. The second pitch was much easier as the fourth run was scrambling grade.
After 20 minutes or trial and error to tie the rope into a backpack, we made a short detour to catch an exhilarating sunset over the red rock valley before down climbing to the pups.