Capitol Peak is one of the most difficult of Colorado's fourteeners to climb (as far as standard routes). The only non-technical route, the Northeast Ridge, requires crossing the famously exposed "Knife Edge," the northeast ridge of Capitol.
There is something utterly compelling about mountains. I've been thinking about them quite a bit while in Austin. The visual appeal is one thing, but I keep thinking about how their elevation creates space in the landscape. Life in three dimensions is so much more compelling.