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mctwisted

Trad climber
e.p.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 14, 2013 - 10:10pm PT
pulpit area is trying to form up again
Credit: mctwisted
mctwisted

Trad climber
e.p.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 14, 2013 - 10:12pm PT
dave, give greg a call, he needs a partner asap
mctwisted

Trad climber
e.p.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 14, 2013 - 10:41pm PT
one more from bitd on the strand, shows the route pretty good. it was nice and fat, but pretty wet
dan on the first pitch of silverstrand
dan on the first pitch of silverstrand
Credit: mayfield
YosemiteSteve

Trad climber
CA
Jan 15, 2013 - 01:05am PT
I did a quick tour of the Valley today, checking out the effects of these super cold temps. Lots of ice everywhere, and it looked like the 1st pitch of Widow's had reformed some.

A big frazil ice flow plugged up the main channel of the Merced between Happy Isles and Clarks bridge.

Credit: YosemiteSteve

Bridalveil Fall is in it's crazy ice-monster phase.

Credit: YosemiteSteve

There were chunks of ice falling from the top of El Cap, and the Merced River at the west end of the meadow was frozen all the way across.

Credit: YosemiteSteve
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Jan 15, 2013 - 01:20am PT
Nice photos Steve and Dan. The river was starting to freeze up at Table Rock today.
Credit: Chicken Skinner

Ken
ryankelly

Trad climber
el portal
Jan 15, 2013 - 01:31am PT
chilly wind today.

nice photo Ken. Cold as a snowman's rear out there.
Brian Biega

climber
Truckee, CA
Jan 15, 2013 - 11:51am PT
Hi Dan and All-

Thanks for all the updates and information helping us do one of these great climbs!

Cheers, Brian
YosemiteSteve

Trad climber
CA
Jan 15, 2013 - 03:51pm PT
There's a party of three on Windows Tears today. They were a little less than halfway up at around noon. I shot a timelapse of the leader on what I guess was the 3rd or 4th pitch. Here's a photo of my viewfinder:

Credit: YosemiteSteve
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Jan 15, 2013 - 05:59pm PT
I'm freezing down here in La Jolla, but it warms my heart to see the Tears getting some action.

We did it mid February - at this rate we could see more ascents this season than since the FA!

And the point and shoot cameras nowadays mean lots of good quality photos
Captain...or Skully

climber
Jan 15, 2013 - 06:01pm PT
Sure seems like a high traffic area these days.
Woot!
WBraun

climber
Jan 15, 2013 - 06:13pm PT
Park rangers are doing it right now ......
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Jan 15, 2013 - 06:54pm PT
My, how times have changed - eh Werner?!
mctwisted

Trad climber
e.p.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 15, 2013 - 07:49pm PT
Credit: mctwisted
Credit: mctwisted
Credit: mctwisted
way to go after guys
Gene

climber
Jan 15, 2013 - 07:54pm PT
Tears in real time. Who woulda thunk?

g
YosemiteSteve

Trad climber
CA
Jan 15, 2013 - 09:26pm PT
I went back down to Pohono Bridge at 4 o'clock, and the party of 3 on Widows (Rangers, apparently) were just starting what I assume is the last pitch:

Credit: YosemiteSteve

Stewart Johnson

climber
lake forest
Jan 15, 2013 - 09:32pm PT
maybe the rangers scored that nice 70m cord that was at the base on 1/13/13
Wildincognito

climber
Eastside
Jan 16, 2013 - 02:48pm PT
Definitely not rangers. That was Kevin Daniels, Kurt Wedberg, and I. We left the cord but kept a couple of screws we found- missed the draws somehow. Got back to Bishop at around 3 am this morning- 24 hrs after we woke up in the Valley (long drive for us this time of year). Lots of pics between us and would love to see that time lapse when it's ready Steve. Great route! Be safe, chose well, maybe bring a wetsuit.
cultureshock

Trad climber
Mountain View
Jan 21, 2013 - 07:08pm PT
Another ascent of the Tears:

http://mammutathleteteam.blogspot.com/2013/01/widows-tears_21.html

 Luke
10b4me

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Jan 21, 2013 - 07:38pm PT
I've met Doug. Nice guy. Some of his smash and grab trips, i.e. weekend trips from NM to Alaska, are crazy. glad he was able to get it done.
Stewart Johnson

climber
lake forest
Jan 21, 2013 - 08:40pm PT
exellent work!
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