Monday, August 22, 2011

Tuolumne Meadows

Just returned from hiking in the Sierra high country above Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite Park. Down in the valley it was about 100 degrees; in Tuolumne about 75. Before hiking, we went climbing and I tried aid climbing for the first time on “Horseshoes and Hand Grenades.”

IMG_0160It took me about 2.5 hours to climb this 70 foot, overhanging, right leaning crack. (The guide told me it would take him about 20 minutes.) But the hardest part was cleaning it on ascenders.


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