Thursday, June 14, 2012


We spent a few more days climbing in Tuolumne, getting on some pretty memorable routes. We pushed our limits on Crying Time Again 5.10a R and the amazing first pitch of Bombs Over Tokyo 5.10c. We got on the classic Blown Away 5.9, on which every pitch was unique and excellent, with some amazing exposure. As we were topping out we noticed Faith and Dirk, with their friend Rob, had just finished a climb on the dome next door (It was uncanny how many times we ran into them).  They took a picture of us on top of Daff Dome.

And here was our view of them.

As usual the views of Tuolumne Meadows were amazing.

On our last day we decided to simul climb the Northwest Buttress of Tenaya Peak.

We ran into a marmot a few hundred feet up.

Between the approach and the climb it gains about 2000 feet, but the climbing is mostly really easy 5th class (and quite a bit of 3rd and 4th class), so it felt like going on a long hike and we ran up it pretty quickly. Here's Kristal on an outcropping near the summit.

With the days being pretty long, we decided to get on one more climb after dinnner and flew up West Country 5.7 just before dark. One advantage of starting so late was that we didn't have to wait for any parties ahead of us. The views of Half Dome from the top were also pretty awesome.

It was really hard to leave such an amazing place, but it was time to move on. We'll be back!

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