Nothing to do with St. Helen's, everything to do with new route potential: I got an e-mail today from my buddy Patrick, who somehow keeps winding up working in Africa. Probably because Exxon pays him a shit load to do so. Anyway:
"I'm in Angola. I really need a climbing partner. This shit is amazing. There are like 10 devil's towers/looking glass caliber places [in another e-mail he identifies the rock as granite] that I know of that are fairly accessible from good roads. Totally untouched."
So who needs to go to the back of beyond in Chad and Mali?