Granted this is not a sheer cliff requiring 12 pitches, but the mountain is a challenge nonetheless. The first 2 attempts were cut short at a mere 1.1 miles from summit due to weather changes (total fog out, sleet/ice).
Finally, the summit of Lafayette!
This two day trip was about as perfect as you can get. Warm sunny weather, great campsite (Liberty Springs) and a long decent requiring a 3 mile walk out on the bike path back to the car. I'm not going to lie, my legs STILL hurt, but it was worth every second!
Camp at Liberty Springs Tent Site