Thursday, May 07, 2009

Climb ON

Yesterday we climbed Nutcracker which was my first ever Yosemite climb last year. It was really cool to lead with ease the 5.8 pitches that I struggled with as a second last year.

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Then we took a ride up to Glacier Point which is an overlook a few thousand feet above the valley floor -- stunning views of Half Dome and all the high peaks in the distance.
Today we got up early to climb Braille Book on the Higher Cathedral Rock -- 6 pitches of very vertical sustained 5.8 stemming in a book and climbing on jugs.
Tonight Rudy McIntire joined us in the Valley and we will climb even harder now.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looks and sounds like an incredible trip. Hope the weather is holding out for ya. We're tryin to get out but the rain keeps coming in on our days off. The pictures are pretty awesome, keep them comin!