Devo's Climbs

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Rock'n Road Trip: Yosemite Valley

Spent 5 days in The Valley w/ Kurt and Katrina. Here's the breakdown:
  • Mon: Bishop's Terrace (Grade I+, 5.8) - One 200' pitch; the first pitch of Royal Arches (5.6 chimney)
  • Tue: Royal Arches (Grade III, 5.7, A0) - 15 pitches; 1,400' of vertical, 1,600' total climbing; 14 hrs on route - 11 climbing, 3 rappelling
  • Wed: a much needed rest day
  • Thu: Nutcracker (Grade III, 5.8) - 5 pitches w/ interesting runouts, a grunt of a roof crack and a scary mantel crux
  • Fri: The Grack, Center (Grade II, 5.6) - 3 pitches - the best climb of its grade in The Valley
A total of 25 pitches in 4 days - not bad. :)

Kurt on the pendulum, pitch 9, Royal Arches
KURT ON THE PENDULUM, PITCH 9, ROYAL ARCHES

Katrina enjoying the view of the Ahwahnee Hotel from pitch 9, Royal Arches
KATRINA ENJOYING THE VIEW OF THE AHWAHNEE HOTEL FROM ROYAL ARCHES

More Yosemite pic's

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