Sunday, August 16, 2009

Tuolumne 2009 II

It was too much fun being in Tuolumne, so John and I headed back. Bit of climbing at Puppy Dome.

Then up early Saturday morning to tackle Shagadelic on Medlicott.

On the steep approach

4 pitches, 5.8 climbing on mostly steep knobs

Great views on the top

A long hike back to the car. The boy (and his Dad) were tired!

Ton of fun!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Tuolumne Meadows 2009

First week of August we took our annual trip to Tuolumne Meadows. It was the usual gathering of friends up at the TMds campground.

Steve's Birthday was celebrated down at the now famous Mobile Station

The weather was a little more unsettled than usual, including a bit of snow/sleet toward the end of the week.

But, we did the usual mix of hiking, climbing and hanging out.

Kitty and I checked out Gaylor Lakes (beautiful).

We climbed the Golfer's Route, Guide Cracks and Puppy Crack.

Steve and Kevin zipped up Holdless Horror while Kitty John and I climbed a nice 3-pitch face/knob climb called Errett Bit. Note my  lack of  sport-climbing  skills (the clip).

Frances caught a shot of bear #60 in the campground.

Last day we took a stroll around the meadows under very stormy skies and occasional snow/sleet showers and headed home.