We did have fun even if we didn't climb The Ladder back to camp. The by-pass featured a sweet stream crossing that was better than struggling up an escarpment.
This was the end of an all day 80 mile ride so a little sloth was understandable. We slept well. So ride with friends, they can pick you bike up when you fall. Many thanks to Bananachunks, evan & Boarder255 for an exceptional mini-group ride.