My friend used to work at the Num-ti-jah Lodge. I recall his stories of clients scrambling up Dolomite Peak; the very name itself conjuring up images of exotic Alps. I have learned a valuable lesson this year: all Rocky Mountain climbing guidebooks speak of legendary ‘altered limestone’ that is ‘solid and improved’ – all of it is nonsense. True, the upper 300 metres of Dolomite Peak would not look like it does if it weren’t for some alteration of the limestone, but solid it is not. I took a great deal of time making sure I was on route to peaks #3 and 4, yet a number of holds came off in my hands, and I snapped a fairly substantial foothold off in the ascent gully as well. So lets call a spade a spade people. Dolomite Peak is a popular outing because it looks cool, which I agree, it does.