Devo's Climbs

Friday, May 20, 2005

Rock Climb: First Time in Yosemite

Summary: Way cool!!

Weather wasn't great - didn't do Royal Arches as hoped, but still a very enjoyable trip. On Monday I climbed Bishop's Terrace (5.8) for my first Yosemite lead. Awesome climb on classic Yosemite crack! Then we went to Glacier Point Apron and climbed some old-school, runout slab on The Cow, Left (5.8). Nothing grabs your attention more than climbing 75 feet of featureless slab and discovering the first (and only) bolt is a rusted, 1/4-inch buttonhead! Oh, then you climb another 70 feet to the anchors: three more bolts of the same questionable quality. Ah, The Valley! On Tuesday it was drizzling, so Dallas and I hiked up to the base of Snake Dike (5.7) on the Southwest Face of Half Dome. Now I want to return in the fall and climb this classic.

Pictures of my Yosemite trip:
Devin's Yosemite Album
Dallas' Yosemite Album

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