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Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Original Post - Sep 22, 2007 - 05:49pm PT
Terrific atmosphere, great rock: a nice place to build lots of good memories.
I took most of these snapshots about 10 years ago, while running around with Bruce Hawkins: (RIP Bro).

Post up folks:
Impressions?
Fave routes?
Pictures?
Stories?



Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Sep 22, 2007 - 05:49pm PT
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Sep 22, 2007 - 05:50pm PT


Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Sep 22, 2007 - 05:50pm PT


aldude

climber
Monument Manor
Sep 22, 2007 - 07:29pm PT
Dreaded Repost........but those knobs!!

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Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Sep 22, 2007 - 07:30pm PT
Best climbing on earth, or that's how it seems while you're there.

From the wayback machine: Don Knight and John Byrd getting ready to climb, 1970.

Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Sep 22, 2007 - 07:34pm PT
Moacs, tied slings and Clog wedges. We don't rack up like this any more.

bachar

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Sep 22, 2007 - 07:38pm PT
seamus mcshane

climber
Sep 22, 2007 - 07:42pm PT
Tarbuster, I love the shot of Oz.(Gram Traverse) and Hobbit Book.
Link-up for the everyman.
Great pics!
I do miss that that place.
P.S. I've done the bellyflop four times on Hoodwink's "Roof".
Roger Breedlove, I dig that climb, it's got a great view.
Muchas gracias!!!
Racing a storm on Great Pumpkin is my greatest Tuolumne memory, although many are fond.
le_bruce

climber
Oakland: what's not to love?
Sep 22, 2007 - 08:01pm PT
From Lucky Streaks:

Looking East:

Keep an eye on the clouds while in Tuolumne:

Belay off this spooky flake if you miss the traverse:

Not much for pro up to the crater out left, then across to the finishing crack:


Others:





Looking up Hetch Hetchy:

That elusive Hetch Hetchy stone:
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
concord, california
Sep 22, 2007 - 09:31pm PT
fairview summit
crescent ledge
crying time
the vision
harlequin dome
ciebola
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Sep 22, 2007 - 09:42pm PT
I met Richard Grode at a party. Your a climber?, says I. Will you take me climbing? Yup! We were in Toulumne the following weekend.

Golf Ball route was the first climb of my life. The following day Richard took me up Cathedral Peak and I was HOOKED! Sitting on the summit of Cathedral, the vortex of Toulumne, was a religious experience. That was 17 years ago.
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
concord, california
Sep 22, 2007 - 10:16pm PT
eric collins on the hoodwink roof
bob devany on table of contents
chris dale on lucky streaks
bouldering on dog dome
kuan

Sport climber
CA
Sep 22, 2007 - 10:19pm PT
I had to come out of lurker status to say "Hip, Hip, HURRAY!" for TM!!!!!
DMBARN

climber
Sep 22, 2007 - 10:37pm PT
Without question my favorite Yosemite location......

Watercolor version of aspens

The ever present Lembert Dome

A buddy near the top of Tenaya

Those ever present details we take for granted

Impossible not to relax up there

Cathredral Lakes area

An old picture but typical of the right way to end a great day

Risk

Mountain climber
Minkler, CA
Sep 23, 2007 - 02:56am PT
There is no doubt that Tuolumne Meadows is my favorite place on the planet. It is sacred and has been for my whole life. The Soda Springs enclosure and bench just outside of it is the center of the universe.

Soda Springs Bridge

While on a walk with Howard Weamer

A magical place

First snow
clustiere

Trad climber
Rock Ridge/ Oakland CA
Sep 23, 2007 - 03:22am PT
krumholtz pines ohh the glory
J. Werlin

climber
Cedaredge
Sep 23, 2007 - 11:52am PT
On Black Angel, 1988. Photo by Bob Palais (sp? Thanks for sending the slides Bob.)
The Meadows are heaven on earth. Pure magic.
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Sep 23, 2007 - 08:47pm PT
Reaching sun after a breezy climb up the Hobbit Book, in the days of PAs.

Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
Sep 23, 2007 - 09:20pm PT
Nice thread Roy, and nice photos, all. It is, undoubtedly, the best place in the world.

Lynn Hill on Scorpion, circa 1979.


Dale Bard on the approach to Pirouette Roof on Pywiack, circa 1976.


BeeHay

Trad climber
San Diego CA
Sep 23, 2007 - 10:20pm PT
Keep 'em coming Roy, you throw down the simplest ideas that turn into the coolest threads...And no f#%king politics!

I spent 2 wks there this summer, 1st time in 15 yrs.

Paradise.

Gonna take a jog over to What is Trad thread and get my 2 cents in. This is cool. BH

PS Bachar, now we know why they're called the Water Cracks.
rocknron

climber
Big Pine, Ca.
Sep 24, 2007 - 01:01am PT
Just a little ways off the road where few seem to go.
Ron
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Sep 24, 2007 - 01:44am PT




Off White

climber
Tenino, WA
Sep 24, 2007 - 10:10am PT
Summer 1977



mack

Trad climber
vermont
Sep 24, 2007 - 12:51pm PT
Amazing, wonderful, beautiful, inspiring photos. Must plan another trip out there soon. Thanks everyone, for posting.
Mack
Jay Wood

Trad climber
Fairfax, CA
Sep 24, 2007 - 01:07pm PT







Matt

Trad climber
never ever pissing into the wind
Sep 24, 2007 - 01:17pm PT
eichorn summit shot

knobs

tenaya x2

dawn from CP after climbing by light of the full moon
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
concord, california
Sep 24, 2007 - 02:08pm PT
fingertips
crescent arch
john henry
3rd pillar
adam d

climber
CA
Sep 24, 2007 - 04:21pm PT
Last weekend I was at the base of the p3 corner on Oz when my partner noticed some movement in the trees, then THIS sauntered out into the boulders and sat down to stare up at us for five minutes. Totally amazing. The route isn't bad either.


Misha

Trad climber
Woodside, CA
Sep 24, 2007 - 04:42pm PT
My fav place in the entire world!!!




HighGravity

climber
Southern Cali
Sep 24, 2007 - 06:24pm PT
Gene

climber
Sep 24, 2007 - 07:44pm PT
Misha,

You have a rare talent. Please keep sharing your photos. I love them.

Gene
marty(r)

climber
beneath the valley of ultravegans
Sep 24, 2007 - 11:04pm PT
Misha

Trad climber
Woodside, CA
Sep 24, 2007 - 11:17pm PT
Thank you for your very kind comment, Gene. Here are a few more. I am never tired of taking photos of that magical place...




neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Sep 24, 2007 - 11:40pm PT
hey there tarbuster... say, this is great... thanks for the posting.... i have always loved tuolumne meadows....
AlexC

climber
Bay Area, CA
Sep 25, 2007 - 12:42am PT
Fairview Dome from across the road, taken earlier this summer.

Omot

Trad climber
The here and now
Sep 25, 2007 - 01:10am PT
Whoa Misha, nice! I love Tuolumne Meadows.

The view from Dozier Dome

Echo Peaks and the Clark Range from Eichorn Pinnacle
nita

climber
chico ca
Sep 25, 2007 - 01:29am PT
Misha, WOW...Your pictures are so beautiful,amazing..thanks for sharing!



tuolumne-tradster, You look like the -third pillar Yeti.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Sep 25, 2007 - 02:03am PT

Munge on Fingertips
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Sep 25, 2007 - 02:05am PT

Feral Rat on e. cottage
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Sep 25, 2007 - 02:08am PT
what the f*#k is that cat at the base of Oz? nutty!!!



July 06
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
concord, california
Sep 25, 2007 - 11:39am PT
July 2006

view from Mt Conness summit taken with a disposable camera

Misha: you have picked up where Galen Rowell left off...thanks for posting your spectacular photos.

Nita: is that good or bad?
C-dog

Trad climber
Bay Area
Sep 25, 2007 - 11:54am PT
Not sure whether Tuolemne or JTree is my fave,
but having one be in season in Summer and one
be in season in Winter is close to heaven on earth.

I picked up and leafed through the draft plan for
Tuolemne from the grill two weekends ago, and I
get a really strong sense of care from all of those
involved. Really nice job. I noted that all four of
the proposed options list climbing as one of the
recreations that is planned for, and that speaks to
the fact that many of us revere and care for our
favorite meadows. Good vibes...
nita

climber
chico ca
Sep 25, 2007 - 12:08pm PT
tuolumne-tradster, disposable camera...that's amazing! cool colors.
handsome B

Gym climber
SL,UT
Sep 25, 2007 - 01:54pm PT


corner+splitter=clitter
CF

climber
Sep 25, 2007 - 04:50pm PT
Tm Herbert on South Crack


tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
concord, california
Sep 25, 2007 - 04:56pm PT
CF: excellent shot of TM...I miss him. I take it that the rope & pro were just props for the photo.

Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Sep 26, 2007 - 01:41am PT
bump for tuolumne pics
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 26, 2007 - 02:32am PT
Phil Bircheff & Ellie Hawkins, at The Knobs:



Billy Russel, Lembert:

tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
concord, california
Sep 26, 2007 - 11:25am PT
tom rogers leading goldmember
dancer paris wages on her 1st climb in toulumne hogwash
kids on the dike route
shagadellic
tradmeister mark landreth on northwest books
Gagner

climber
Boulder
Sep 26, 2007 - 03:04pm PT
It's difficult to narrow it down when people ask me to identify my favorite climbing area. Toulmne is probably #1, and definitely in my top 3, right in there with Indian Creek and The So Cal Needles.

Great photos!!
Tarbuster

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right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 26, 2007 - 10:49pm PT
Nancy Adinolfe, Karine Nissen, Mimi De Gravel giving me an attentive belay on RCA:



Mimi following the 2nd pitch on RCA:



Nancy higher up on RCA:


Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Sep 26, 2007 - 11:34pm PT
Tioga Pass, looking at Lions Head(?) & Mt Dana (or Gibbs):
(Cashner & Fiddler, if recall correctly, did a 5.8 on that face, said it was kind of loose)



From the summit of Lembert Dome, looking at a ridge traverse from Tioga Pass, over Gaylor Peak, White Mountain and Ragged Peak, winding it up at Lembert:



The terrain along the way in the vicinity of White Mountain:



Which included a good look at Mount Conness:





And eventually a view over Ragged into the Meadows:



Where I met up with Tom and Carol Carter and Chuck Cochran:







Misha

Trad climber
Woodside, CA
Sep 27, 2007 - 01:15am PT
Thanks all for your wonderful comments. This means a lot to me...

A few TM alpine climbing shots.

Matthes

More Matthes

On the summit of Dana

On the approach to West Ridge of Conness... We decided to take short cut up a 55 degree slope in trailrunners. It turned out exciting when my climbing partner punctured through the snow bridge at the top. Fortunately, no injuries...

West Ridge of Conness

NW Ridge of North Peak

North Ridge of Conness
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
concord, california
Sep 27, 2007 - 01:32am PT
eichorn pinnacle
west ridge, mt conness
dana couloir
3rd pillar
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Bodega, CA
Sep 27, 2007 - 03:56am PT
JOEY.F

Social climber
sebastopol
Sep 27, 2007 - 02:02pm PT
Great Thread,
Beautiful pictures.
I gonna try to post a couple later on.

Thanks all!

(Hi Jerry!)
Joe.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 27, 2007 - 07:10pm PT
Scorpion, Medlicott:


(photo Epperson)

JOEY.F

Social climber
sebastopol
Sep 27, 2007 - 08:16pm PT
JMT & Ireland Lake junction looking southlooking north
JOEY.F

Social climber
sebastopol
Sep 27, 2007 - 08:18pm PT
I think I actually posted photos!
Yipeee...and from Mighty Hikers instructions
from Oct 06-thanks Mighty!
Thanks Tuolumne Too.
Joe
scuffy b

climber
The deck above the 5
Sep 27, 2007 - 08:45pm PT
And Thanks, Joey.
Open the floodgates!!
BadInfluence

Mountain climber
Dak side
Sep 27, 2007 - 09:24pm PT
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Bodega, CA
Sep 27, 2007 - 09:31pm PT
Nice Joe!
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 27, 2007 - 11:47pm PT
Welcome to the machine Joey!


Ursula:



The Vision:

(photos Sean Curtis RIP)
Misha

Trad climber
Woodside, CA
Sep 28, 2007 - 01:18am PT
The Vision looks awesome. We just climbed Euphoria on Pennyroyal Arches a few weeks ago; some of the most amazing moderate climbing in Yosemite. I can't wait to go back there and do something more committing.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Sep 28, 2007 - 10:56am PT
Yes Misha,
The vision, one of my favorites, done it a handfull of times, cordless twice (not that I'm much of a soloist...)


Mesmerized on Mariuolumne,
I wonder how often this is done?



Hawkins lower down:



Pulling the roof



Weaving through the upper roofs:

Matt

Trad climber
never ever pissing into the wind
Sep 28, 2007 - 02:10pm PT
wow tarbaby, that route looks great! rated @?

is that fella on ursula one tom addison?
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Sep 28, 2007 - 03:16pm PT
Hi Matt,
No, that fellow on Ursula is Le Tarbaby, summer of 1980. I had left my first Stetson, a nice grey felt rendition, at the base of Sweet Jesus, One Toke over the Line, the week before…

The roof moves on Mesmerized:
It starts out fingers, a long reach through a wide hand section to good jams, then a big high step to get around the lip, some sort of 5.11.

The last pitch exit is kind of strange too; I chose a roundabout way that required a point of aid out left to get by a loose block, and when I looked down, I saw the way Dale Bard went, because I saw his bolt (or maybe just the holds, not perfectly sure about the presence of a bolt), which can't be seen from the belay. Essentially, you need to make a committing move up onto a hanging arête.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Sep 28, 2007 - 03:23pm PT
Summit of Unicorn or Cockscomb, (can't keep them straight, I think that is Cockscomb in the background)
Tim Messick and I had just done an old North Face route,
I don't know if it had been freed before, but it was about 10C, with a bit of a pumpy layback:


Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Sep 28, 2007 - 03:42pm PT
Summit, Daff Dome.
Now this is how you make a proper anchor, or at least that's what I told the eager client:

Matt

Trad climber
never ever pissing into the wind
Sep 28, 2007 - 04:11pm PT
yaa- that other feller pro'ly woulda been sportin some serious lycra bout then anyways, shoulda known it weren't him...
BeeHay

Trad climber
San Diego CA
Sep 28, 2007 - 04:51pm PT
It's still there Roy, July 07.

Russ Walling

Social climber
Out on the sand.... man.....
Sep 28, 2007 - 05:34pm PT
They don't call it the "Death Zone" for nuthin'! East Cottage approach.

OZ from the top of Lamb Dome

DAFF from Lamb Dome
Misha

Trad climber
Woodside, CA
Sep 28, 2007 - 06:02pm PT
>>Summit of Unicorn or Cockscomb, (can't keep them straight, I think that is Cockscomb in the background)

You are on Unicorn. In the background is Echo Ridge (the highest formation) and some Echo Peaks. Cockscom is further to the left and is out of view. Can you give some beta about the old North face route?
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Sep 28, 2007 - 06:26pm PT
Sure Misha, I can render some vague beta, along with a bit of superfluous background.

Bob Ashworth told Tim Messick and me about the route.
Here's Bob Ashworth out in front of the Tuolumne branch of the Yosemite Mountaineering School, circa 1986:

photo by Tom Carter

He just said he knew there was a route that had been done there, that may not have been free climbed, so we consulted The Climber's Guide to the High Sierra (Roper). Here's what it said: “Various short and unaesthetic routes have been done on the north and northwest faces. A three-pitch route, 5.8, A3, has been done on the direct north face.”

So Timmy and I got blasted on good weed and charged (struggled) directly up to said route, which consisted of a rounded flake, mid-face, either left or right facing (sorry). That's what we climbed!

I love your photos man, keep them coming!
Marshall

climber
bay area
Sep 28, 2007 - 08:26pm PT
awesome photos everyone! tuolumne is truly the best. couple more:

lord caffeine at olmstead

chinese handcuffs

le dike route

obligatory meadow brews at sunset
aldude

climber
Monument Manor
Sep 28, 2007 - 09:11pm PT
Fish outta water.....

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Risk

Mountain climber
Minkler, CA
Sep 28, 2007 - 09:24pm PT
Showing my friends around the neighborhood, ca.1969. We had a hard time finding a dry place to set up camp. Bears were everywhere. I don’t think there was a gate at the campground then, and so we just had to do the best we could getting back there in the snow and mud.

Hangin with the folks along the river, ca.1964.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Sep 28, 2007 - 09:28pm PT
Awesome, wonderful shots!
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Sep 29, 2007 - 12:29am PT
Helga & Nancy, Mariuolumne Summit:


Hobbit Book:

JOEY.F

Social climber
sebastopol
Sep 29, 2007 - 12:05pm PT
After a day of fun,

Back in the campground.
Lovin the photos,yes, I do climb a bit.
Joe.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Sep 29, 2007 - 01:25pm PT
Roy & Helga, blowing the foam off of a Budweiser:

Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Sep 29, 2007 - 07:02pm PT
Took my son to appreciate the Meadows on his first western road trip, when he was 13. Needle and Spoon was a highlight.



Appreciated it so much we went back with Wootles the next year.



Later, the lad became Californian.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Sep 30, 2007 - 12:17am PT
Jennie Bergeron:

davidji

Social climber
CA
Sep 30, 2007 - 01:59am PT
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
concord, california
Sep 30, 2007 - 02:00am PT
topping out on cathedral peak
damn it i told him to use the sunscreen
davidji

Social climber
CA
Sep 30, 2007 - 02:01am PT
JOEY.F

Social climber
sebastopol
Sep 30, 2007 - 02:12am PT
great stuff.
Bless ed Be Tuolumne.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 1, 2007 - 11:37am PT
High times and silly moments at YMS, 1980's (behind the gas station...)

Rope up with the best!
(Guide profiles)



Keepers of the flame:
(messick, brossman, ashworth, kerr, hawkins)



Flamers of the keep:


(wally, tim, eddy, sabine, peter)


Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Oct 1, 2007 - 12:45pm PT
Tar, your wonderful library makes me wish that in my youth, I'd taken more pictures of people, and fewer pictures of rocks
which mostly look the same now as then.
maestro8

Trad climber
Sunnyvale, CA
Oct 1, 2007 - 01:42pm PT
le_bruce

climber
Oakland: what's not to love?
Oct 1, 2007 - 01:52pm PT
Great pics, Marshall.
Inner City

Trad climber
East Bay
Oct 1, 2007 - 02:03pm PT
Tar,
I knew certain among your photo library were bound to appear in this wonderful thread. I kept checking back with a kind of morbid curiosity...on the "lighter side"--Tuolumne is the best place in the world. As a dad now, I look forward to spending time on the beach, each year, with my growing brood (now 3 kids!)

Recent postings notwithstanding, your thread domination continues unabated....Hobbit Book IS the best!

DR
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 2, 2007 - 11:03am PT
Helga on The Handbook:

photo by CF
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 2, 2007 - 11:06am PT
Third Pillar, Mt Dana

Variation starts, right of the standard route:
(my line, Pajamarama, starts at a detached square block, then along the right of a prominent fin; I think Maysho did the next one right)



Shelley on the outside variation of The Ear, mid route:



Jenny, topping out on the final head wall, just before a storm:


Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Oct 2, 2007 - 11:49am PT
Quite a life in photos! Your slide collection must fill a whole closet, sitting there dusty and dark for years until scanners
and the internet happened along and you could bring them back to the light.
nita

climber
chico ca
Oct 2, 2007 - 02:16pm PT
TMJesse, Pretty classic pictures from your kid life, thanks for posting them..tons of snow on Unicorn.



Tarbuster, In case you forgot the lovely woman's name in the purple shirt- next to purple rope....It's Jennie B.
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Oct 2, 2007 - 02:25pm PT
LongAgo wrote these words long ago:

“Upon hearing a conversation such as this one, TM Herbert would probably have said, ‘All right, to your corners. At the sound of the bong you’ll have one minute. Bottles and logs permitted.’ But TM didn’t arrive in Tuolumne until a week or so later. When he did, we set out to do a new route on a dome near Medlicott (the dome is tentatively called The Lamb, and the new route, Lament, III, 5.10). TM is the only climber who is an expert at both whimpering and karate. One section of the new route was 5.10 smallholds climbing, and TM began his mind-blowing moans at the sight of the tiny crystals. After various pops, whistles and screams, he managed the section and calmly claimed that the climb was one of the nicest he had done. Apparently even 5.10 can be kicks in Tuolumne.”

In the original 1969 American Alpine Journal article, for some reason (no fault of LongAgo’s, I’m sure) the magical place is consistently misspelled “Toulumne.” I sanitized the quotation above. But anyway ... I was at an impressionable age, back when I first read this passage by LongAgo, and I immediately added Lament to my list of life’s goals. Like all my other goals at that time I was not ready for such a lead yet. But a few years later I came back, to run out the tiny crystals imagining “mind-blowing ... pops, whistles and screams.”

Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 2, 2007 - 07:59pm PT
Ed Barry:
(the "little king")


Mark Chapman:
(ask Warbler about this guy...)


Vern Clevenger:
(did a "few" routes up on those domes)
(plus, check out Donny Reid's blue cruiser, on the right)

Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 2, 2007 - 08:06pm PT
Yes Chiloe,
Quite a stack of dusty old slides to be sure & the dust shows up great when you scan them too!

Nita,
Yes, Jenny Bergeron; she was a lot of fun, and I'm sure the two of you worked together at the lodge. When I was done with guiding, we'd go climbing, she'd then head off to the lodge and I would go eat at "side hall" remember that? Pretty good fare for the employees I must say.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 2, 2007 - 08:10pm PT
TM Herbert and Steve Sutton:

Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 2, 2007 - 08:49pm PT
Jenny, topping out on Crying Time Again:

Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 3, 2007 - 11:09am PT
Dick Cilley and his ubiquitous Cadillac:
Dick: “In America, when a girl leaves a guy, he doesn't ride off into the sunset, he drives away:
behind the wheel of Detroit Steel.”


TB, Cilley, Cosgrove, out on the sundeck:

Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 3, 2007 - 11:12am PT
Cheers Crowley!
I hope it is worth a giggle or two...
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 3, 2007 - 11:13am PT
Lucky Streaks:

TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Oct 3, 2007 - 11:40am PT
This is the really good stuff

What a great thread Roy!

Keep those pics coming y'all
wootles

climber
I've moved
Oct 3, 2007 - 01:54pm PT
Lucky Streaks again.

I don't know if it was the higher altitude or the knobs but that route made my feet scream. Yup, that was some high quality pain.
Tarbuster

climber
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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 3, 2007 - 06:49pm PT
Fairview, from um, somewhere up there...

bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Oct 3, 2007 - 07:39pm PT
That last pic is awesome, I'd title it, "The Lady and the Stone".

It's a rarely seen angle of Fairview. Keep 'em coming Tarbuster, or anyone else...I wish I had more, I need to go back.
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Oct 3, 2007 - 08:10pm PT
Risk

Mountain climber
Minkler, CA
Oct 3, 2007 - 09:43pm PT
Lake Tuolumne, 1986

Ferdinand’s Bad Day

Upper Basecamp

Third Pillar

Lukens
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 3, 2007 - 09:46pm PT
Oh Oh Oh!
Who has a picture of Ferdinand???
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 3, 2007 - 10:04pm PT
hey there tarbuster... say, i just dropped in to check out the suberbly lovely and wonderful tuolumne meadows here, as the thread is so named... and say, i get the extra treat of seeing my brother mark here.... great picture... i feel i could be there talking with him for a good chat, by the fire!

say, when did you take that picture.... awwwwwwwww, we were sure a bit younger, then, huh! :)

i am in a hurry, and have some test to take, so i have missed most of these pics... but i'll be back...

thanks so very much for posting that pic, tarbuster...! :)
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 3, 2007 - 10:21pm PT
hey there neebee, i took that picture of mark prob'ly in the 90's or so...

for a season or two, my time up in the tent cabins at YMS in tuolumne was nicely bookended by a stay in mark's house down in yosemite west.

remember that house?
remember mama kitty?


sorry for the thread drift folks, hadda' do it.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 3, 2007 - 10:39pm PT
Lynn Talbot, Darth Vader’s Revenge:

neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 3, 2007 - 11:01pm PT
hey there tarbuster.. yep, wonderful house!!! and i just LOVED mama kitty (she finally passed-on, in peace, with marks dad seeing her last, perhaps a year ago?)..

say, toulumne meadows is what helped START it all!
its part of the yosemite "allure"

back to tuolumne meadows, folks... (i know, i know...man, oh, man, always a commercial, :)
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 4, 2007 - 10:39am PT
TM Herbert:


Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 4, 2007 - 08:00pm PT
Nadim.
Skier, climber, all around ebullient guy, (one time T Meadows YMS pump jockey), loved by all, RIP:


Slablizard2

Sport climber
Bay Area
Oct 4, 2007 - 08:40pm PT
Amazing pictures...thank you.

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 4, 2007 - 08:53pm PT
Tuolumne is a fab location to partake in a refreshing beverage.
In this case, Crescent Arch & Budweiser (early employment of chalkbag as the handy multi tasker):


Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 4, 2007 - 09:19pm PT
Why thanks Slablizzard,
'Lotta folks have put up some real fun stuff.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 4, 2007 - 09:20pm PT
Shelley Presson Dunbar,
Notorious, hilarious, very capable & super fun:

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 4, 2007 - 09:29pm PT
Shoot, you tol' me once before.
That's how Marco always said it.
I might not be smart, but I am slow.

(fixed now, thanks Kath)
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 4, 2007 - 09:57pm PT
Nice Nad portrait there Crowler.

Oops, I almost fergot, can't bust out old school Meadows shots without a peek at the workout area, just behind the gas station, behind the mountaineering school.
Shelley and Kauk, strutting vertically:


photo C Falkenstein, or maybe T Carter

JOEY.F

Social climber
sebastopol
Oct 5, 2007 - 04:30pm PT
Loving the photos and stories everyone,
Thanks for the encouragement re:photo posts.
However,
Did you ever get the feeling the world is a
tuxedo, and you're a pair of brown shoes?
scuffy b

climber
The deck above the 5
Oct 5, 2007 - 04:35pm PT
Are you trying to say your photos don't fit?
If so, disabuse yourself of this notion and post
more of your pics!!!
If that's not what you mean...
enlighten me, please.
JOEY.F

Social climber
sebastopol
Oct 5, 2007 - 04:49pm PT
Nah, Scruff,
just lamenting how I kind of
missed the boat...started climbing
late in life, and seeing all these
greats on this and other threads...
thats all, no biggie
Take it easy.
joe
scuffy b

climber
The deck above the 5
Oct 5, 2007 - 05:33pm PT
Yeah, Joey, I can relate. Not the started late in life aspect,
exactly, but more like Why didn't I just dive in, instead of just
dabbing my toe from time to time.
Anyway...got more pictures?
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 5, 2007 - 05:34pm PT
Aw, go on Joey, put it out there, cuz we wanna see it!
We were all n00bs once, and except for our connective tissue, we're still n00bs.
davidji

Social climber
CA
Oct 5, 2007 - 06:24pm PT
I think Joe Metz took this one. The rope leads up from the belayer to me, but I'm barely visible in the photo. I think 2 or 3 other climbers can be seen as well.

davidji

Social climber
CA
Oct 5, 2007 - 06:32pm PT

clustiere

Trad climber
Rock Ridge/ Oakland CA
Oct 5, 2007 - 06:38pm PT
A really tough season to let come to an end. I really wanted to go this weekend but it looks like snow.
davidji

Social climber
CA
Oct 5, 2007 - 06:41pm PT
And when they close the pass for snow in October like they just did, that could be it for the season.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 5, 2007 - 07:18pm PT
...which was partly what inspired me to start the thread: you know, waving the fair ship off on the seasonal journey and giving thanks for our time aboard thus far. Of course, she'll come back 'round.


Bruce Bircheff, Ellie Hawkins, & Bob Finn, just last summer on the flanks of Cerro Lemberto:

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 5, 2007 - 09:15pm PT
Jenny & Shelley overlooking Fairview, after an ascent of Sunshine on Drug Dome:

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 5, 2007 - 10:36pm PT
Maysho just luvs it when I post this’n:


*Fiddler, Hitchy, Maysho, Diegelman, Tarlina*
After a drag ascent of Hermaphrodite Flake & The Eunuch
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
concord, california
Oct 5, 2007 - 10:52pm PT
Needle and Spoon (photo Tom Rogers)
Ciebola finish (photo Tom Rogers)
Excellent, Smithers (photo Tom Rogers)
setting up a rappel
view from Medlicott summit
Zee Tree
the notorious 'Sea of Knobs' pitch on Fairview
Tarbuster: thanks for starting this thread. Farewell to yet another season of dome climbing in one of the most spectacular natural arenas on the planet.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 5, 2007 - 11:11pm PT
You bet Tuolumne Tradster!
Plus, with a handle like that you are fully qualified to help out with the heavy lifting.
Nice work on the levers…
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
concord, california
Oct 6, 2007 - 12:47am PT
not sure how much heavy liftin' I have left...the same weight keeps getting harder to lift
JOEY.F

Social climber
sebastopol
Oct 6, 2007 - 08:36pm PT
Learning lie backin and crackin.
Daff Dome...
Thanks Tar & Scruff!
joe
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Oct 6, 2007 - 10:19pm PT
My friend from Alaska is in the area and we'd hoped to get out and appreciate Northeastern crags this weekend.
But right now I hear Northeastern rain falling on the roof.

Last time we went cragging it was in a place with no Northeastern rain.

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 7, 2007 - 11:08am PT
Crisp mornings at YMS:
(Hawkins & Fiddler)



Tom Carter and Al Roberts



While out in the parking lot, things are already heating up:

.

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 8, 2007 - 11:20am PT
The NW Face of Lembert creates a nice space:
(Bruce Hawkins)



Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 9, 2007 - 01:57pm PT
Jennifer Bergeron, Fairview Dome, climbing either un huh, or unh unh, we did both.

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 9, 2007 - 02:18pm PT
The Tenaya Boulders:

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 9, 2007 - 07:22pm PT
One of the better Blues Riffs up there:


Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 9, 2007 - 11:14pm PT
Meanwhile, back at YMS:
Yerian,
Getting a trim from Karine before the big party.

(oops, that first shot was for locker, gotta luv that edit buttin')

And Dan, wupin' up the kabobs:

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 9, 2007 - 11:17pm PT
Lil' Sue & Ashworth:



Dan, Sue, Peter, Karine:



TM, Sue, Tar, & Rick:

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 10, 2007 - 05:02pm PT
Tioga Pass:



Roseanne:


Truck'n Drive:

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 10, 2007 - 10:03pm PT
Bouldering, 1981



The traverse out of OZ, 1995:


WBraun

climber
Oct 10, 2007 - 10:37pm PT
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 10, 2007 - 11:09pm PT
The Tenaya Layback!
A must in the repertoire of the aficionado:



Thanks for a great thread folks.
Indianclimber

climber
Las Vegas
Oct 10, 2007 - 11:32pm PT
After a day in the Meadows it's time to eat and drink at a gas station
le_bruce

climber
Oakland: what's not to love?
Oct 11, 2007 - 02:25am PT
No reason for the thread to die yet. Fairview, with Conness looming:

Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Oct 11, 2007 - 03:14am PT
Greg rebolting on Stately Pleasure Dome in uncertain afternoon weather 8/05


on top after a little hail on South Crack 8/05
nita

climber
chico ca
Oct 20, 2007 - 01:07am PT
Some past Tuolumne Wait staff.

Elli,Tanya,Max,KB,nita,and the Sim's family
nita

climber
chico ca
Oct 20, 2007 - 01:25am PT
heavy winter snows smashed my Tuolumne tent frame- year?

Maybe late 80"s, early 90"s ??
Greg Barnes

climber
Dec 17, 2007 - 06:56pm PT
Rad thread, thanks for all the pics folks!

Didn't see this thread until just now! Here's a shot from this summer:

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 17, 2007 - 07:02pm PT
Nice "high country locals" follow up pictures there Nita,

Tom Carter used to have a pair of water skis stashed under our tent cabin and he'd occasionaly get a tow from a car out along the edge of Tenaya to get him up and ski the lake: now that's creative shreddin'!!!
Mike.

climber
Dec 17, 2007 - 11:21pm PT

Thanks to all. Wow...
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Dec 18, 2007 - 12:25am PT
this is a great thread... I'll contribute a few images

fall storm in the high country

Judith on her first Tuolumne Meadows climb

Gary leads p2 of Pippin

Gary at Dozier Dome

the classic Tuolumne Meadows walk off picture

Lawrence finishing off p2 on Shagadelic

Aaron on the mission to restore Peter, Peter

Jay Wood on a climb North of Peter, Peter in a hail storm

George working Malletosis

Simone looking worried as Gary runs it out on West Country

Aaron about to cast off on Eunuch

Cydnie belays Aaron on the money pitch of Great White Book

Aaron on Dike Route


brat

climber
The Portal
Dec 18, 2007 - 04:18am PT
Was a conclusion ever drawn as to what the heck that cat at Drug Dome was?

Here goes my first attempt to post a photo:
Risk

Mountain climber
Minkler, CA
Dec 18, 2007 - 04:35am PT
Ed, "fall storm in the high country" captures the place. Great shot. What else is paradise than this?
TwistedCrank

climber
Ideeho
Dec 18, 2007 - 10:22am PT
Sunshine, slabbery and scenery. And Fires. ca 1985
Zirkel

climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Dec 18, 2007 - 05:18pm PT
I spent a brief time working in the TM grill (1984-ish).

Bachar used to come in each afternoon and place an order for fries and a cup of hot water. He then proceeded to mix his own packet of miso soup and cover the fries in ketchup.

So this is the secret to free-soloing 5.11, I thought!

jclimb

Trad climber
Durango, Co
Dec 18, 2007 - 09:15pm PT


jclimb

Trad climber
Durango, Co
Dec 18, 2007 - 09:21pm PT
this has been my favorite topic ever. thanks to all!

Risk

Mountain climber
Minkler, CA
Dec 18, 2007 - 10:01pm PT


yosguns

climber
San Francisco, CA
Dec 19, 2007 - 02:26pm PT
Aww, great thread. That idea of quitting the job before the fall is becoming more and more of a reality... A few weeks in TM this past summer, and no photos to show for it! All the more reason to do it again. (To hell with the climbing, I just want my own photos! Although, "Crying Time Again," again would be nice. Thanks, DRC!)
Melissa

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
Dec 19, 2007 - 07:26pm PT
The climbing/rock pics are amazing, but almost nothing in the world is cuter than a big, fat marmot!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Dec 19, 2007 - 07:30pm PT
...unless that little bugger is chewing on your cord!
Melissa

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
Dec 19, 2007 - 07:33pm PT
...or the armpits of your favorite shirt.

Still ya just gotta smile when they make their little marmot love noise.
scuffy b

climber
Stump with a backrest
Dec 19, 2007 - 07:39pm PT
Also gotta smile any time I see Carl, even in a picture.
Risk

Mountain climber
Minkler, CA
Dec 19, 2007 - 08:25pm PT

Raydog

Trad climber
Boulder Colorado
Dec 19, 2007 - 09:03pm PT
this is an amazing and beautiful thread - thanx to the artists who posted
nita

climber
chica from chico, I don't claim to be a daisy
Dec 20, 2007 - 12:30am PT
Another Tuolumne Wedding ,Jobee ,Vern Clevenger,Darcy Z, Margaret Clevenger,Susan Foley.
bob

climber
Dec 20, 2007 - 11:16am PT
Nothing great except the memories!
from the copter
C sending Steelfingers for the first time
getting ready for the business on Mesmerized

10 rounds with Tyson
Ahhhhhh!
Good grubs
good morning
Anastasia

Trad climber
California
Dec 21, 2007 - 03:21am PT
Thanks for reminding me of the magic in Tuolumne so I can dream of spring.
:)AF
Zander

Trad climber
Berkeley
Dec 23, 2007 - 06:12pm PT
Gotta keep this baby rollin’.
Here’s a few snapshots from September

The meadow from Lembert dome.

Somebody coolin’ in the Lembert Parking lot.

Dog Lake

Happy couple on top of Cloud’s Rest with Tenaya Lake and Peak in the mid distance.

Two views from the top of Mt. Dana.


Have a good holiday y’all.
Zander
Anastasia

Trad climber
California
Dec 23, 2007 - 08:47pm PT
Bump...
nita

climber
chica from chico, I don't claim to be a daisy
Dec 28, 2007 - 10:56pm PT
My Tuolumne Meadows appreciation -has to include....
Ferdinand Castillo. It was on this day that Ferdinand passed-in 1993. I attended his Catholic service in Sonora, and the sweetest moment was when we all sang a rousing version of * Home on the Range*.

Does anyone have a picture of Ferd?
Minerals

Social climber
The Deli
Dec 29, 2007 - 01:50pm PT
Tuolumne Meadows store/grill parking lot, summer 2007:
We got sick of the occasional car/SUV ripping past our morning hangout doing 40 or 50 mph in a 25 zone... so the next time I went back to Reno, I bought a flag. Some of them didn't wave with their thumb, though... Oh, what fun...

Photo by Steve Rathbun
Fletcher

Trad climber
Varied locales along the time and space continuum
Dec 31, 2007 - 02:50am PT
Conness from the south:

Echo Lake, a lovely place:

Echo Peaks:

Obligatory Marmot photo near Echo Lake:

Matthes Crest alpenglow:

The half-mile long summit with fire in south:

Remember the Dan Ackroyd/Steve Martin SNL skit where they're looking at the camera and saying "What the hell is that!!?"
CFetterolf

climber
Dec 31, 2007 - 10:22am PT
This thread has brought back great memories of time spent climbing in Tuolumne. It's nice to combine such great climbing with beautiful scenery.

Here is Eichorn in a storm. When we arrived here I knew we should be able to see it, but we couldn't see anything more than 15' away in the fog and rain. Then a little lift in the fog and WOW! Quite an experience.

These next two photos were taken within 5 minutes of each other. This 2 day storm started clearing right at sunset. Perfect timing! The first photo is a re-post.


Fletcher

Trad climber
Varied locales along the time and space continuum
Dec 31, 2007 - 03:58pm PT
Beautiful photos, CFetterolf. Very ethereal. Are you sure those are Tuolumne and not the road to Mordor? :-)

Fletch
Zander

Trad climber
Berkeley
Jan 1, 2008 - 09:03pm PT
Wow CFetterolf,
Great pics. Amazing color.
Wow,
Zander
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Jan 1, 2008 - 09:11pm PT
My hat is off to that couple on Cloud's rest! Not an easy place to get to, especially while having that much fun! They are doing something (many things) right!
Greg Barnes

climber
Jan 1, 2008 - 09:35pm PT
Cool lighting! Answers the question of "what would Tuolumne look like if it was on the planet Mars?"

Here's a cool view, but with no good lighting to speak of:

Jesus!

Trad climber
Tulsa
Jan 2, 2008 - 12:31am PT
Excellent thread, this one! Outstanding!
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 2, 2008 - 12:36am PT
Some fine pictures and writing!

Last summer I enjoyed watching Minerals (Bryan) and team with their car race flag, waving at speeding motorists as they went by the gas station. A clever idea, though not all the 'wavees' were amused.

At least one morning there was a real speed trap on the stretch into the gas station from the west, for the particularly inattentive.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Feb 7, 2008 - 10:28pm PT
davidji

Social climber
CA
Feb 7, 2008 - 10:51pm PT
I love this thread. Glad it came back.
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Feb 28, 2008 - 08:48pm PT
just can't stop it
nita

climber
chica from chico, I don't claim to be a daisy
Feb 29, 2008 - 01:28am PT
Enjoying the Lyell fork with Tuolumne friends...Still looking for the blond woman on the right,have you seen her recently?
Tony P, Me, and Terry Counts.
JOEY.F

Social climber
sebastopol
Mar 1, 2008 - 03:07pm PT
Another bump to this great thread and the inspiration it gives me to work my butt off now so I can spend at least a week this summer!
JOEY.F

Social climber
sebastopol
Mar 1, 2008 - 04:26pm PT

Daff........
Risk

Mountain climber
Olympia, WA
Mar 1, 2008 - 07:03pm PT
Probably my first trip to the meadows. I remember being seated on the end of one of those way-bent over lodgepoles and being sprung up and down like a bucking bronco. I also remember the "bath" in the river, the pancakes at the grill, popsicles at the store, fizzies with Soda Springs water, and the smell of the old family oiled canvas tent.
martygarrison

Trad climber
atlanta
Mar 1, 2008 - 07:19pm PT
sorry, what happened to hawkins?
nita

climber
chica from chico, I don't claim to be a daisy
Mar 21, 2008 - 12:54pm PT
Love this.. Phil Bard Pic, Just a reminder of summer days ahead.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Mar 21, 2008 - 01:20pm PT
That last pic epitomizes Tuolumne. I'm definately doing Cathedral this year, I've never done it before.

Woohoo!
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 21, 2008 - 01:36pm PT
Marty,
Bruce passed away near the turn of the millennium.
A complicated story, spurred by health issues.

E-mail me if you want to get in contact with Ellie.
-Roy
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Trad climber
San Francisco, Ca
Oct 3, 2008 - 06:21pm PT
An non-politic bump.
DJS

Trad climber
Mar 19, 2009 - 08:33pm PT
Bump
DJS

Trad climber
Mar 19, 2009 - 09:12pm PT
Bump
MisterE

Trad climber
One Step Beyond!
Apr 22, 2009 - 11:18pm PT
Most-Beautiful-place in the lower 48 bump
drljefe

climber
Old Pueblo, AZ
Apr 30, 2009 - 03:13pm PT
Bump!!!
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Aug 17, 2009 - 01:45am PT

Meadows and environs are the best!
davidji

Social climber
CA
Sep 20, 2009 - 05:35am PT
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Sep 20, 2009 - 09:30am PT
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Sep 20, 2009 - 10:40am PT
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Sep 20, 2009 - 12:32pm PT
Another great Tarbuster thread!

The Meadows is full of beautiful faces. Someday I would like to kiss them all!
Gobee

Trad climber
Los Angeles
Sep 20, 2009 - 03:19pm PT
Drug Dome, Mariuolumne Dome
Fingertips, Daff Dome
Ciebola, Medlicott Dome, Alan Nelson
Handbook, Whizz Dome
Push-Push, The Block, Vaino Kodas
Death Crack, Stately Pleasure Dome, GoBee
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Sep 20, 2009 - 03:40pm PT
great shots from days gone by gobee - route and climber names?

TLloyd-Davies

Trad climber
Santa Clara, ca
Sep 20, 2009 - 04:08pm PT
mastadon

Trad climber
quaking has-been
Sep 20, 2009 - 08:47pm PT


Tuolumne-one of my favorite places on earth. Unfortunately I don’t have a lot of photos from the early years.

Here’s Brenda Bachar at, I think, Darcy and Tubesteak’s wedding


Someone pondering an ocean of knobs-Bachar/Yerian


Tommy Herbert bouldering at Olmstead


Herbert just plain wore his spotter out


Kauk bouldering at the Gunks


Nick Fiore with his back to me talking to Tony Puppo and his wife


On the edge of Third Pillar looking down Tioga canyon, a beautiful and incredible spot


Finally, a day chillin’ at the beach. Should have brought more water, though
davidji

Social climber
CA
Sep 21, 2009 - 01:01am PT


tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
concord, california
Sep 21, 2009 - 02:18am PT
2 climbers finishing up on Errett Out, Dozier Dome.

Tom Rogers leading Plutonics, Dozier Dome.

Tom Rogers finishing Cheetos & Everclear. Frank Baker belaying.

Frank Baker finishing String Cheese, Wind Tunnel.

philo

Trad climber
boulder, co.
Sep 21, 2009 - 01:35pm PT
This is a beautiful thread.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Sep 21, 2009 - 01:44pm PT
Beautiful place, great rock some really fond memories but maybe just a little too slabby.
Inner City

Trad climber
East Bay
Sep 21, 2009 - 02:53pm PT
Jim D. wrote, "maybe just a little too slabby" woah buddy, taking a chance there talkin' down about God's own climbing area. Slabby maybe but not too shabby.
davidji

Social climber
CA
Sep 23, 2009 - 04:19am PT
"The Vulture", looking down from the east ridge of Conness.
The Wolf

Trad climber
Martinez, CA
Sep 23, 2009 - 10:56am PT
Rounding Olmstead Point with the first view of Tenaya and Stately Pleasure it seems prehistoric in it's solitude. Rounding Pothole with the first view of Lembert, it feels like home.
davidji

Social climber
CA
Jul 1, 2010 - 08:18pm PT
From last Saturday.

I love Tuolumne 3rd class to 5.low climbing. Climber is on the ridge to the left:


First signature of the year in this register. We only saw one signature there for all of 2009 (and it might have read "2003"):
LittleAddict

climber
The Ibm stellarsphere
Jul 1, 2010 - 09:51pm PT
Minerals

Social climber
The Deli
Jul 1, 2010 - 11:51pm PT
6/24/10


Hey Tradster, nice to see a photo from The Wind Tunnel!
Here’s another one:

The rap from the anchors on Eddie Muenster (5.7), The Wind Tunnel, with Wade Icey, 6/24/10
aldude

climber
Monument Manor
Jul 2, 2010 - 03:52pm PT
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Aug 27, 2010 - 01:13pm PT
bump for another summer gone by
Minerals

Social climber
The Deli
Oct 18, 2010 - 09:19pm PT
West Farthing Wall, late Saturday afternoon (10/16)

Things are not looking good for more climbing days in the Meadows this year. I drove up to the pass today, thinking that I might get a hike in, but it was snowing and nasty out. Go away, bad weather!!!!!!!

snowhazed

Trad climber
Oaksterdam, CA
Oct 19, 2010 - 12:42am PT
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Oct 19, 2010 - 01:24am PT
ciebolla
surfstar

climber
Santa Barbara, CA
Oct 19, 2010 - 02:49am PT
Tuolumne will always hold a special place in my heart. Before this summer, I had never done any climbing that involved rock shoes - I had done my share of scrambling up peaks, but no bouldering, no roped climbs or anything like that. I had always wanted to try, but never knew anyone or where to start.
This July I was invited to camp in TM. My sister's friend is up there every summer camping and climbing and I was told to bring shoes and I'd get to try it out.
After a few days of hiking and doing my own thing, I finally found someone willing to take my beginner ass on some routes. With a borrowed harness, grigri and ATC, we headed for DAFF. West Crack had parties on it, so we did the two bolted face routes while waiting. In hindsight, my leader should have showed me a bit more beta on lowering with the grigri, but everything went well and we also did the first pitch of West Crack, then rapped down instead of trailing parties up farther (and the start of the second pitch looked a bit intimidating for a first day climber). One more pitch on Low Profile dome and I was done for the day. A couple days later I was able to latch on and follow in a party of three up Lunar Leap on Lembert Dome.
I was hooked.
Got home and ordered my own harness, chalk bag, 2 lockers and ATC.
Went back up by myself a few weeks later, as there were still friends camping. Highlights of that trip were West Country, Cooke Book and Phoebos! Got home and ordered a proper belay biner, personal anchor, nut tool and a couple more biners.
Made a final trip labor day weekend and drug my g/f along - she liked climbing more than hiking b/c the approaches were much shorter than my all day hikes I would drag her on. She borrowed some shoes and made it up the bunny slopes before we left!
I've now got enough gear to setup top ropes around here (santa barbara) and we're thinking of Jtree for halloween now! TM and Jtree before stepping foot in a gym sounds great to me ;-)

One trip and I'm ruined. New surfboard money has gone into climbing gear for now, but it is something that I see myself doing alongside surfing for the rest of my life.
enough with the words, here's a photo essay:

Jay Wood

Trad climber
Fairfax, CA
Dec 31, 2010 - 11:49pm PT
160 days 'til the road opens.

Happy New Year!
Captain...or Skully

climber
leading the away team, but not in a red shirt!
Dec 31, 2010 - 11:57pm PT
Big fat domes of burning Love. Absofuckintively.
Awesome shots. Desperately awesome. Ho, man.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jan 1, 2011 - 12:00am PT
didn't seem to climb much this year, but it looks like I got a bit in up in Tuolumne...
...always a good thread to contribute to


opening day 2010:



the Western Fence Lizards were out in force this year...



I didn't know that stink bugs could scream!

J. Werlin

Social climber
Cedaredge, CO
Jan 1, 2011 - 05:42pm PT
Very nice photos Ed. Good to see Brass on the stone.
Minerals

Social climber
The Deli
Jan 1, 2011 - 06:14pm PT
Cool Tenaya Lake reflection!

Last two photos are of Dave on p. 2 (5.10c) of British Steel, Razor Back. Sorry we made you go slab climbing, Dave! :)
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Jan 7, 2011 - 12:25am PT
Hey Ed, great icy shot of Tenaya Lake! Yeah, I'd even take some stink-buggin right now, jonesin to get out and do SOMETHING! 3.5 more weeks and I can start pulling on easy plastic routes... P.S. I'll be out in San Jose area on Biz Jan 24-26 - how far away are you?
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Feb 7, 2011 - 01:53pm PT
nice!
Risk

Mountain climber
Olympia, WA
Feb 7, 2011 - 04:33pm PT
My brother scanned a bunch of old family slides from our family camping trips in the early 60s. My dad and uncle made a Cathedral Range traverse supposedly from Cathedral to Unicorn. Here are some of the pictures of the trip, plus a few others. This summer will be the 50-year anniversary of that traverse: 1961 - 2011.












Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Feb 7, 2011 - 05:14pm PT
I've got so much. So I'm sticking with one day for this post. Opening weekend of Tuolumne climbing 2010.














TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Feb 7, 2011 - 05:26pm PT
Great stuff Fluoride and Jesse!
Thanks!
Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Feb 7, 2011 - 05:31pm PT
You're more than welcome TK! Love all the Montana good stuff you guys post.
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Feb 7, 2011 - 06:04pm PT
Well, hopefully I'll have some fresh content soon!
John Moosie

climber
Beautiful California
Feb 7, 2011 - 06:14pm PT
These pics made my day. I missed Eds pics when he posted. Really nice! Thanks Beth, Ed, and Tom! TM was certainly different this past summer. Lots of late snow. I hadn't seen it so snowy that late before. I thought that we were heading towards a similar year this year, what with so much snow coming over Christmas, but now its been mostly sunny for a month. So who knows what it will be like, except that whatever it is like, TM is always beautiful. Thanks again.
Friedo

Trad climber
South Lake Tahoe
Feb 7, 2011 - 06:35pm PT
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Feb 7, 2011 - 08:00pm PT
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Feb 8, 2011 - 12:37am PT
My favorite thread on the Taco Stand...

Here are some old & some new

Eric Collins aka "50" on The Sting

Shadow of Doubt (photo courtesy Eric)

McC coiling at sunset

Mt Hoffman
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Feb 8, 2011 - 12:57am PT
Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Feb 8, 2011 - 01:05am PT
What it looked like coming in through the Tioga Pass opening weekend '10. Yeah Dana!

StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Feb 8, 2011 - 01:08am PT

Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Feb 8, 2011 - 01:10am PT
And here's Cathedral:

StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Feb 8, 2011 - 01:27am PT
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Feb 8, 2011 - 01:34am PT
Cathedral Pk from Lembert on opening day 2010

Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Feb 8, 2011 - 07:24am PT
go-B

climber
Revelation 7:12
Feb 8, 2011 - 07:43am PT
the kid

Trad climber
fayetteville, wv
Feb 8, 2011 - 08:39am PT
my #1 favorite place on the whole planet.
best memories of climbing, friends, very cute girls, wild parties and some really really scary but memorable climbing

Kauk on 2nd ascent of Defenders of the Faith..



Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
Feb 8, 2011 - 10:02am PT
bump for Fluoride and more TM pictures!
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Feb 8, 2011 - 10:23am PT
golden bars
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Feb 8, 2011 - 10:27am PT
Shortly thereafter, Pente got tooled.
Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Feb 8, 2011 - 10:35am PT
So pretty..


Climbing then on Pywiack
Dick Erb

climber
June Lake, CA
Feb 8, 2011 - 02:20pm PT
It is no surprise that this thread keeps coming back up. I t is such a wonderful collection of photos and makes me wish that I carried a camera along on all those climbs. Here are a few more.
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Trad climber
San Francisco, Ca
Feb 8, 2011 - 02:28pm PT
Coiling on top of Fairview


Guess it's time to rap..


On the walk out from Conness


Walking out on the last day this summer in TM for me.


213

climber
Where the Froude number often >> 1
Feb 8, 2011 - 03:35pm PT
Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Feb 8, 2011 - 06:16pm PT
How did this thread fall to the bottom of the second page while b*s crap (I won't say her name) dominates the front page??

Gonna keep posting TM love. And encourage those who love climbing and Tuolumne to keep this thread alive.

froodish

Social climber
Portland, Oregon
Feb 8, 2011 - 06:20pm PT
Summit Register on Eichorn

Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Feb 8, 2011 - 08:55pm PT
Why is this thread on the backpage.

tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Feb 8, 2011 - 09:14pm PT
BITD on Fort Knox??
2 young ladies from the East Side on Lembert, 2010 opening day
Lisa from Iron Works on Zee Tree
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Feb 9, 2011 - 12:21am PT
Climbing Bump
drunkenmaster

Social climber
santa rosa
Feb 9, 2011 - 12:53am PT



I Love Tuolumne!!
Peter

Trad climber
San Francisco
Feb 9, 2011 - 12:53am PT

Last one is Zee Tree, not Dozier
bergbryce

Mountain climber
Oakland
Feb 9, 2011 - 02:39am PT
One of my best days last season was on Cooke Book. Did the original start (yes!) weather was absolutely perfect and there wasn't anyone behind us. We stopped on the big ledge at the top of p 2 and chilled for a bit. Went over and did Aqua Knobby after that. Stellar day, possibly the best of 2010.
Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Feb 9, 2011 - 06:11am PT
Yet another shot of love.

TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Feb 9, 2011 - 12:51pm PT
keep em coming! diggin it y'all!
M. Volland

Trad climber
Grand Canyon
Feb 9, 2011 - 01:01pm PT
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Feb 9, 2011 - 03:35pm PT
TFPU
Zander

Trad climber
Berkeley
Feb 9, 2011 - 05:21pm PT
Sweet thread!
mctwisted

Big Wall climber
Feb 9, 2011 - 06:42pm PT
MisterE

Social climber
Cinderella Story, Outa Nowhere
Mar 13, 2011 - 10:54pm PT
Bump for Meadows psych!
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Mar 14, 2011 - 12:05am PT

bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Mar 14, 2011 - 01:01am PT
Yep, Tuolumne Stylin'!!!!


Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Mar 18, 2011 - 02:08pm PT
karodrinker

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Mar 18, 2011 - 02:47pm PT
Nothing like Bluering's sitting down drinking a beer pics to amp up the climbing stoke! Yea!
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Mar 18, 2011 - 05:03pm PT
whoa! Love that shot of the store/grill.
mctwisted

Social climber
superslacker city
Mar 18, 2011 - 07:20pm PT
good snow pack! good for ca and good for this years boating season!
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Mar 19, 2011 - 05:11pm PT
gonz

Trad climber
yosemite
Mar 19, 2011 - 05:24pm PT
I love the meadows. Come say hi to me in the Tuolumne Visitor center this summer!
surfstar

climber
Santa Barbara, CA
May 21, 2011 - 02:47am PT

photo bump
John Moosie

climber
Beautiful California
May 21, 2011 - 04:09pm PT
Gonz, I love that shot of Cathedral lake and peak. I've never climbed above the lake in that direction. Nice view!
climbbjj

Social climber
Tahoe
May 21, 2011 - 06:22pm PT
I have photos here somewhere of one of the best days climbing I ever had, at the Meadows.

Partner and I were up in the meadows for about 10 days. On our last day there, we climbed lucky streaks, then ran over to do Oz, then had enough day left to do the Regular route as a simul-climb. No falls from either of us. By that point in the day, the crowds at the base were gone, so we didn't have to try and pass anyone on the hard part. We'd planned on using regular route as our warm up for the day, but that was insanity with it being a Sunday. 3 parties of 2 waiting around at the base, and a party of 3 inching their way through pitch #1. Running around to LS was the right move, even though it was shady and cold.

We topped out on Regular Route (whole thing took 50 minutes), ran down and still had enough time to jet over to Phobos / Demios cliff. But after that hike and all that came before it, with only an hour or so of daylight left, we opted to just sit around up there, dozing peacefully in the late day ambiance.

TM is my favorite place in the world. so, TTT!
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
May 21, 2011 - 08:03pm PT
My first day ever in the Meadows, last July.

Sitting on a rock, eating an It's It, and snapped this.


Bad Climber

climber
May 22, 2011 - 03:02pm PT
I feel this swell of excitement and gratitude for being able to see these pictures and reconnect with this incomparable place. Many of the slab routes are too spicy for me, but I've had my share of deep experiences in the Meadows. A few years ago, I finally got to do 3rd Pillar--a dream come true.

BAd
Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
May 22, 2011 - 08:59pm PT

Can't wait to get back there this year.
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
May 22, 2011 - 11:32pm PT
Center of the Universe
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Jun 18, 2011 - 12:40am PT
It's open, get it on.

I have to wait though. But the thought of getting out there stirs the embers in my belly. I really dig that place. Probably my favorite place to climb in the world. #1 on the list. Shuteye is a close second though. But after those two, the gap widens.

I love the place!

John Moosie

climber
Beautiful California
Jun 18, 2011 - 12:44am PT
davidji

Social climber
CA
Jul 4, 2011 - 01:46am PT
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Jul 4, 2011 - 09:24am PT
Memorial Day weekend this year:

Topping out one of Fairview's many greats, "Roseanne" last Thursday:

Whoa, behind me from Roseanne is some frightening real estate!!! The Sea of Knobs and a few bolts of Scavenger, Sorcerer's Apprentice and Mr. Kamps:

If stone could only talk, ah the tales we would hear!

Enjoy Tuolumne this summer, it's here now!

Berg Heil,

Charlie D.

Norman Claude

climber
Jul 4, 2011 - 10:01am PT
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Jul 4, 2011 - 10:36am PT
^^^ show us some more Claude and tell us a story!
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Trad climber
San Francisco, Ca
Jul 4, 2011 - 01:15pm PT
Climbed West Crack for the first time a couple of days ago. Never went up there cause I hate crowds. What an awesome route. Partner and I arrived at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday and were the only ones there! About fifty parties showed up minutes after our arrival but we got going and never saw anyone again. So fun.
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Jul 4, 2011 - 03:51pm PT
Great Route:
tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Aug 9, 2011 - 04:10pm PT
Hands down my favorite place to climb. I was fortunate to learn to climb there and got back for a few long weekend trips. Unfortunately I don't think I have a single picture of the meadows.

It has the best rock, fine grained granite, perfectly eroded, great cracks, knobs and the occasional pockets and the meadows just resonate an internal peace and awe within you.

It's been calling me, don't know when I'll get back.
tom Carter

Social climber
Aug 9, 2011 - 04:20pm PT
Claude

Is that the Foote Rt?
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Aug 9, 2011 - 07:55pm PT
No place on this planet like it, truly a *heaven on earth.
*heaven = a place of complete bliss and delight and peace
Inner City

Trad climber
East Bay
Aug 9, 2011 - 10:18pm PT
So much to appreciate here. QTNL- Great work! Thanks.
east side underground

Trad climber
Hilton crk,ca
Aug 10, 2011 - 12:08am PT
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Aug 23, 2011 - 01:27am PT
not enough for a trip report... just a fun Sunday cragging in Olmstead Canyon...

Guillermo confronts Enemy Within 5.10b and gets the send brilliantly!
first piece going in!

Amy's second lap on it...
...hoping she'll forgive me for sandbagging her on Ivory Tower, Left (I remember it being 5.7... honest!)

Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Aug 23, 2011 - 01:43am PT
nice
zeta

Trad climber
Berkeley
Aug 23, 2011 - 02:37am PT
I love Tuolumne, it's definitely my favorite place to climb... Just got back from another trip there--great weather, climbing with friends, swimming in Tenaya lake after climbing. Pretty great.

I would post recent pictures but I dropped my camera off Dozier dome on Saturday. But here's some pics from a few weeks back and last summer




F C

Trad climber
south lake tahoe,ca
Aug 23, 2011 - 08:46pm PT
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F C

Trad climber
south lake tahoe,ca
Aug 23, 2011 - 08:48pm PT
rgold

Trad climber
Poughkeepsie, NY
Aug 23, 2011 - 09:58pm PT
Hobbit Book in the iron age days of Robbins Shoes



Dyke route on Piwyack in the same era

Jay Wood

Trad climber
Land of God-less fools
Aug 23, 2011 - 10:46pm PT
A few random impressions


tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Sep 18, 2011 - 02:25pm PT

Photo taken in July, 2011
Melting snow at the base of Dozier Dome
davidji

Social climber
CA
Oct 13, 2011 - 08:53pm PT
Almost Winter bump
davidji

Social climber
CA
Oct 13, 2011 - 09:07pm PT
almost Winter...
davidji

Social climber
CA
Oct 13, 2011 - 09:07pm PT
almost Winter...
davidji

Social climber
CA
Oct 13, 2011 - 09:11pm PT
almost Winter...
Beyr

climber
Oct 21, 2011 - 12:57am PT
Remembrance of another spectacular summer! So sad it's over!

Minerals

Social climber
The Deli
Nov 28, 2011 - 10:01pm PT
Click on image for full size.

Was going through a bunch of my photos and noticed this one, of an obscure crag in Tuolumne – Proctology Wall. I haven’t climbed here but wandered by one day on a geology hike. Figured I’d post it because there isn’t a photo in the Reid/Falkenstein guide. Refer to page 205 in the 4th edition of the Reid (Falcon) guide for the topo and approach info… if you actually want to climb here. It’s no surprise that Norman Boles was involved in the FA of these routes, based on the names. He and Brian Bennett just can’t help being crude when it comes to route names. Remember that one Valley route name about Fresno??? Leave it to Bennett to think of such things…
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Nov 28, 2011 - 10:16pm PT
Whoa - I was there for the same sunset as Beyr! Slightly different perspective, but you can even see the contrail on the right! Wild

MB of the Central Valley

climber
kingsburg, CA
Nov 28, 2011 - 11:10pm PT
You can still drive there, Tioga Pass is currently open....

http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/roadinfo/sr120

MB
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Nov 29, 2011 - 12:31am PT
Cathedral Pk from Gaylor Lake
Felsic, Dozier Dome
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Nov 29, 2011 - 12:36am PT
Fantastic photos everyone. My heart lives here. lynne
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Nov 29, 2011 - 02:40am PT
^^^

Welcome to hell. You picked the perfect thread for an entry. Did I say entry?

Edit- where did Dave go? Don't start deleting stuff. Was that the real Yerian?
the goat

climber
north central WA
Nov 29, 2011 - 03:28am PT
What a thread, brings back some really fine memories. Can't top the superlatives already posted, just gotta say I love this place.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Nov 29, 2011 - 10:55am PT
for whatever reason, I didn't have much going on in Tuolumne Meadows this year... sad to let a season go by without lots of memories... but my very best effort is shaping up to be an FA I did with Eric around and about that region... a 4 pitch climb with three pitches of 5.10...

Eric had called and asked "what are you up for?" and I replied "anything", he asked me that three more times and I replied the same... I could tell he was psyched for a great project, which we did...

(I'm not supposed to reveal anything about this... but I'm horrible, I know, but don't ask where... I won't tell)

It was the best of the all to brief season for me...
Greg Barnes

climber
Nov 29, 2011 - 12:51pm PT

Anyone climbed on Well Hung wall - the one with the sinuous large roof a little above Dozier? Just one mention of the 5-pitch 5.10 route "Well Hung" in the '82 Alan Nelson guide...
surfstar

climber
Santa Barbara, CA
Nov 30, 2011 - 01:15am PT
I had a great trip this season and saw that Jay Wood posted a few photos from it - I was lucky enough to have him gun for me on some great routes...

Letting him 'use' my rack, hoping to get some of the shine off...

but he barely placed a thing on Piss Easy...


Glad I found a route up there I was comfortable to lead...

Another awesome route to follow this trip...


Such a great place and I'm ever grateful that the friendships I've made up there continue on to other locales all year round!

(edit)I just reviewed my post from last Oct and Jay Wood was the very next poster and someone I would later meet and climb with in Jtree in March of this year and TM in August! The small world of climbers.
jewedlaw

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Jun 29, 2012 - 01:23pm PT
Getting psyched for this weekend!!


Chris Brent

Sport climber
San Francisco
Jun 29, 2012 - 02:46pm PT
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jul 1, 2012 - 12:13am PT
A wonderful 5.7, Hobbit Book
Gary coming up the 3rd pitch today
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Jul 1, 2012 - 01:39am PT
SE Buttress Cathedral Peak
Matthes Crest
Tuolumne River cascade
the goat

climber
north central WA
Jul 1, 2012 - 01:43am PT
Gawd I love this thread. Roy, more photos please...............!
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 1, 2012 - 09:31am PT
Tuolumne_Tradster: love those BIG photos.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 1, 2012 - 09:40am PT
Trip Report from last August:
http://www.supertopo.com/tr/Tuolumne-East-Side-Fandango/t11158n.html

Arrived just after a storm, making for a vibrant atmosphere,
Sample pictures from TR:




Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jul 17, 2012 - 11:14am PT
a true elder...
TM goodness bump

surfstar

climber
Santa Barbara, CA
Jul 23, 2012 - 11:19pm PT
2 long weekends this month and one more coming up! Can't get enough...







...and the climbing was great too - just didn't take any pics of it! From a full-moon 3-man simul of Cathedral (that included J Wood!) to flailing on Do or Fly and leading some slabby runouts - it just feels so awesome being up there...


[edit] An amazing photos in this TR with some awesome TM photos: http://www.supertopo.com/tr/Yosemite-and-Tuolumne-Meadows-July-Climbing-PIC-HEAVY/t11577n.html
alpinerockfiend

Trad climber
the Magic City
Jul 24, 2012 - 04:07pm PT
Wow. It makes me very, very happy to see this thread on the front page again. Gets me all sentimental 'n such...

Roy, I remember looking through your photos on THIS VERY THREAD four years ago, during the last semester of my undergrad at Appalachian State in 2008. The lifestyle, climbs, and characters your photos exposed made me shift my priorities from grad school/career search to calling up the DNC and hunting for a job in the Meadows (great priorities, I know). I couldn't have been more excited when I got called back by the manager of the Tuolumne Meadows Lodge and offered a job up there.

I remember thinking of how I would get the opportunity to join in my own part of the tradition that your photos and stories revealed.

Which is sort of what happened over the course of the next three summers. I worked at the TML, Mono Market, and just dirtbagged it in the Meadows. The relationships I developed, routes I climbed, and all forms of experiences had could fill at least a volume. Someone said earlier on this thread that the Meadows is "heaven on earth" and I couldn't agree more.

My roommate and good friend Eric topping out the Third Pillar, which happened to be his first 5.10 onsight ever. Ironically, an older mentor of mine (Norm Larson from Wilson, WY) had climbed this thing just in front of us and snapped this photo of a relieved Eric just as he topped out.

A stylish Eric on a pre-work ascent of On the Lamb, a pretty regular occurrence:

Obligatory Cottage Dome photo

Rewarded by an incredible sunset after the classic Oz-Gram-Hobbit Book link

Me stoked on Handbook, a pretty underappreciated Meadows classic crack.

Common afternoon occurrence

Behind the TML with some coworkers, witnessing the incredible beauty
10b4me

Ice climber
dingy room at the Happy boulders hotel
Jul 24, 2012 - 04:39pm PT
Minerals

Social climber
The Deli
Sep 3, 2012 - 02:57pm PT
8/11/12






surfstar

climber
Santa Barbara, CA
Sep 4, 2012 - 09:43pm PT

Too much fun!
Greg Barnes

climber
Sep 4, 2012 - 11:51pm PT
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Sep 5, 2012 - 03:27am PT
Tu-Ah-Lum-Ne

Started at Mono Lake, finished 10 days later in Yosemite Valley.

New Years Eve, December 31, 1983
No one else in the Meadows but us

Happy New Year!
January 1, 1984

January 2, 1984

January 2, 1984
D Fred

Trad climber
san francisco, ca
Sep 5, 2012 - 03:49am PT
in 2001, on top of my first climb out west... we had no idea how to climb trad, so we shamelessly went to the only bolted climbs we knew of... but little did i know that on pywiack, fishing for those bolts is easier said than done.

so odd to look back... now i have a wife, a kid, a degree, a real job, a rack! ...oh, and of course, bills each month that are bigger than my annual salary used to be

Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Sep 5, 2012 - 02:48pm PT
Rawl Drive in the 1970s


A very young Sierra Ledge Rat in Tuolomne Meadows back in the 1970s.


Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Sep 8, 2012 - 12:57am PT
earlier today
Greg Barnes

climber
Sep 11, 2012 - 01:52pm PT
bob

climber
Sep 11, 2012 - 03:26pm PT
I really love it up there along with the rest of ya!






Bob Jensen
Greg Barnes

climber
Sep 11, 2012 - 04:02pm PT
Woohoo!!!







tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Sep 13, 2012 - 08:38pm PT
Tom Rogers cruzin' past the crux on Great Circle (Sept 8, 2012)

Mt Conness

Felix Mehne (Frankenjura climber 1st visit to US) on Knobnoxious, East Cottage Dome

Fairview & Cathedral Peak

Felix Mehne turnin' the roof on Do or Fly

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 13, 2012 - 08:47pm PT
Tuolumne varnish...
Greg Barnes

climber
Sep 16, 2012 - 01:34am PT
Risk

Mountain climber
Olympia, WA
Jan 25, 2013 - 08:11pm PT
Time for a bump! Who else here remembers the old wood bridge?

bit'er ol' guy

climber
the past
Jan 25, 2013 - 10:42pm PT
Gee, I was kinda down on the place.

Really?

How obvious!

How about a sex appreciation thread!!!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jun 8, 2013 - 01:19am PT
getting ready to surmount the snow curtain at Dozier Dome

Sunday morning, June 2, 2013

Greg Barnes

climber
Jun 8, 2013 - 01:51am PT
Hey Ed, how do you communicate rope commands to a headless partner?
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jun 8, 2013 - 02:06am PT
we've been climbing together a long time... occasionally one or the other of us forgets to bring a head, but the bodies still know what to do... makes for a contemplative day pulling on knobs (for the one that remembered to bring their head along)...
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Jun 8, 2013 - 02:44am PT
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jun 8, 2013 - 01:04pm PT



donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jun 8, 2013 - 01:08pm PT
Bah humbug....mosquitos, slabs and rangers, who needs it?
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jun 8, 2013 - 01:30pm PT
didn't see any mosquitos or rangers...
there was slab but also crack and face...

and it was cool
David D.

Trad climber
Monterey
Jun 8, 2013 - 03:39pm PT
Sunset in the Meadows, just past the store. June 4, 2013
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Jun 9, 2013 - 01:53am PT
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jun 9, 2013 - 03:15am PT
Has anyone here ever eaten the Amanita Muscaria that often grow abundant in the Meadows? You know, the Santa Claus mushrooms.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jun 16, 2013 - 12:07pm PT
Moonrise over Dozier Dome, Saturday, June 15th, 2013
ruppell

climber
Jun 16, 2013 - 01:59pm PT
Has anyone here ever eaten the Amanita Muscaria that often grow abundant in the Meadows? You know, the Santa Claus mushrooms.

Nope. I quick wiki search yields this fact:

A fatal dose has been calculated as 15 caps.

I guess I'll have to start with just 8 or so. Will report back. lol
karodrinker

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Jun 16, 2013 - 07:17pm PT
Hear good things about the Amanita, think ill go a hunting for them...
paul roehl

Boulder climber
california
Jun 17, 2013 - 12:29pm PT

Name this peak in the meadows!
jfailing

Trad climber
PDX, North Slope, The Open Road
Jun 17, 2013 - 02:09pm PT
Half Dome?
TeleRoss

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jun 28, 2013 - 06:37pm PT
Has anyone here ever eaten the Amanita Muscaria that often grow abundant in the Meadows?

No, but I'll definitely be on the lookout for them the next time I'm up there.
Such an amazing place, and such great climbing!






Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Jul 2, 2013 - 10:32pm PT
Escaped the heat last weekend and heading there again this weekend:
surfstar

climber
Santa Barbara, CA
Jul 2, 2013 - 11:48pm PT
Leaving in 7 hours!!!


(Pic from last year)
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Jul 2, 2013 - 11:58pm PT
nice shot!
climber007

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Jul 3, 2013 - 09:32am PT
climbing in olmstead canyon
surfstar

climber
Santa Barbara, CA
Jul 16, 2013 - 04:25pm PT
2 trips down for the month, one to go


I simply cannot imagine a better setting in which to climb.
I'm not sure if I more prefer the views from Stately or Lembert while climbing - love them both.
drunkenmaster

Social climber
santa rosa
Jul 16, 2013 - 04:35pm PT









:)
surfstar

climber
Santa Barbara, CA
Jul 17, 2013 - 12:32am PT
official theme of this season:
This is f*#king awesome
[Click to View YouTube Video] (maybe partially inspired by a supertopo TR)



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 17, 2013 - 12:54am PT
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Jul 17, 2013 - 03:16pm PT
Hey Mouse,
That old shot of the Meadows credited to Stubbs.....do you know if he still hangs on the east side in the summers? Lost contact with him a few years back and would like to stop in on him if he stills comes out in the summers.
Peace
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jul 22, 2013 - 01:23am PT
clips on the first pitch of Needle Spoon

climbers on Zee Tree

Todd leads the crux of Dike Route George Hurley belays (his first trip to Tuolumne Meadows)

summer weather...

Gary leading X Wing out at Murphy Creek
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Jul 22, 2013 - 01:38am PT
Budd Lake & Cathedral Peak

Climber near the summit Unicorn Peak

Climbers near the top of Errett Out, Dozier Dome

Me coming up to the belay at the top of p2, Isostasy, Dozier Dome. Photo courtesy Tom Rogers

Looking down from the top of p2, Ripple, Dozier Dome

The lovely Eva on TR, Pothole Dome

Here she is doing the limbo at Tenaya Lake
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jul 22, 2013 - 01:46am PT
Stately Pleasure....


Susan
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Jul 22, 2013 - 02:03am PT
So I Finally got to climb today in Tuolumne.

Last time I climbed was in JTree about 6 months ago, remembering Woody. His daughter, Tia, led Sexy Grandma and I made it up the rock just cause I needed to honor Woody and the name of the climb. :D

Today my son in law, Dave, and I were ready to do Darth Vader and Golfers Route but weather way hot and we didn't have the right gear so we retreated to Western Front. It was cooler but crowded. We chilled and hung around. I did Touch of Grey which, like Sexy Grandma, was right up my happy challenge line.

I made it. Took me two tries to get off the ground and then I came off once up where the gold slippery rock challenged. (Don't go that way). It was a blast, made it to the anchor and the endorphins told me I need to work my core and climb more.

LIFE: it is good and we need to keep after it. Love to all yo Campfire Taco Heads. C-YA at the Facelift.

Cheers, Lynnie
Scole

Trad climber
Joshua Tree
Jul 25, 2013 - 12:57am PT
BFK

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Jul 25, 2013 - 02:03am PT
I remember hearing stories of Tuolumne way back in my days climbing in AZ... So happy I've been able experience it myself these past few years.

Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jul 29, 2013 - 10:27am PT
great weekend for climbing!


SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jul 29, 2013 - 01:19pm PT

Susan
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Sep 5, 2013 - 01:20am PT
from last season
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Sep 5, 2013 - 01:27am PT
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Sep 5, 2013 - 01:43am PT
Heaven for sure.

BFK what corner is that-awesome!
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Sep 5, 2013 - 03:11am PT



wstmrnclmr

Trad climber
Bolinas, CA
Sep 5, 2013 - 03:14am PT
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Sep 5, 2013 - 01:30pm PT
here's one from this season...photo courtesy Tom Rogers

surfstar

climber
Santa Barbara, CA
Sep 9, 2013 - 01:15am PT
Another great season! I think this past weekend was my last - ended with the Regular Route; leading my sis up it (our first time on Fairview).

Great times, great people (Tony, Jay and the rest!)

A few of the views:








drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Sep 9, 2013 - 02:01am PT
Killer shots.
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Sep 16, 2013 - 02:04am PT
couple of climbers today at the start of the runout upper pitches on South Crack

wstmrnclmr

Trad climber
Bolinas, CA
Sep 16, 2013 - 03:07am PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 16, 2013 - 06:56am PT
Half a pitch up on Lembert Dome
And the rain turned into hail
Me and Kelly, climbing some,
Thought we had better bail.

Hands all full of wet damn ropes
With iron on our racks
We abandoned all our silly hopes
Of doing Water Cracks.

Oh, the water
Oh, the water
Oh, the water
Let it come another day

Then the storm had passed and we were half-gassed
Cuz weed will get you high
We almost missed Mathis’ truck as he was passin’ by.

So we jammed ourselves in
And we all just grinned
And he dropped us at Tenaya’s camp
We looked at the lake and we jumped right in
Cuz we were all high and damp!

Oh, the water
Oh, the water
Oh, the water
Let it run all over me
And it stoned me to my soul
Stoned me just like Jelly Roll

And it stoned me
And it stoned me to my soul

On the way back home we sang a song
But our throats were getting dry
Then we saw the man from across the road
With the sunshine in his eyes

Well, he lived all alone in his own little home
With a great big gallon jar
There were bottles too, one for me and you
And he said, "Hey, there you are"

Oh, the water
Oh, the water
Oh, the water
Get it myself
From the mountain stream

And it stoned me to my soul
Stoned me just like Jelly Roll
And it stoned me
And it stoned me to my soul
Stoned me just like goin' home
And it stoned me

Songwriters
Van Morrison and MFM

TeleRoss

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Sep 16, 2013 - 10:48am PT

StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Dec 21, 2013 - 01:12pm PT


bjj

climber
beyond the sun
Dec 21, 2013 - 02:10pm PT
One of the best / longest days I ever had was in the Meadows. It was downright magical.

Partner and I woke up early one Sunday, about 4 days into our 8 day trip, intending to climb Regular route on Fairview as a warm up, then walk through the forest to climb Oz, then after that - who knows?

Arriving at the base of RR at about 7:30am, we knew we would have to call an audible as there was a clusterf**k in progress with one party of 3 slowly making their way up pitch 1, and two more parties of 2 impatiently waiting at the base.

We walked around to the right and instead decided to jump on Lucky Streaks. I'd climbed it before, a year earlier. A bit cold over there, even in Late June and there was still a sizable wedge of snow at the base - and pretty much everywhere on that side of the dome.

Climbed LS (with the 10d variation) fairly easily. Then walked off and headed over to Oz. I'd never climbed this before but always wanted to. Feeling totally dialed in, I led and onsighted every pitch except for the final short 10a which my partner took. We'd briefly considered doing the gram traverse, but ended up opting not to.

The only hitch on Oz was my partner falling off following the traverse on pitch two and having some difficulty getting back on route from 6 feet below the crux. Him outweighing me by 25 lbs did nothing to help my attempts to assist hoisting him past the blank area he was marooned in. But, that was eventually sorted and we were rewarded with the famed dihedral. I expected that to feel harder than it did, but it went for both of us with almost no hesitation or thrutch at all.

We botched the descent and had to reverse a single rope rappel into nowhere off some slabs atop Mariuolumne dome (if memory serves, this was 16 years ago). Finally managed to get our asses down, which included several hundred feet of butt sliding down the still ample snow field on the final slope.

With plenty of time still left in the day (I think it was only about 1:30pm by this time) we decided to go back over to look at the Regular Route. Now, there were only a few parties above, starting at pitch 2.

We talked briefly and decided this would be the perfect time to try our hand at simul-climbing, what with the route getting easier and easier as you went. I led pitch 1 and as the rope came tight, my partner started climbing. We passed every other party on there, and only stopped twice to swap the lead as we ran out of gear. The whole thing took less than an hour. Neither one of us having had ever simul-ed before, we marveled at how quickly this made climbing easy ground go. But also stopped to reflect at how it might not be that much better than just free soloing under some circumstances.

On top, awash in endorphins and still with all kinds of daylight left (we were only a few days removed from the summer solstice) we decided to try and make a mad dash to Phobos/Demios and try and squeeze in one last classic.

We hurried off, piled into the car and drove to the cliff lot. The hike up to P/D is a fair bit more strenuous than the usual TM approach. Halfway into it, our buzz from climbing so much and in such nice style was suddenly replaced by a surprising weariness. The bonk was looming at our door! But we soldiered on and arrived at the base of Phobos starting to feel seriously knackered. A brief 20 minute rest / recharge / eat / hydrate period was just enough to give us back some juice, but we cut it short in order to avoid giving in to the temptation to say "meh, good enough... let's have a nap", and ambition won out over exhaustion. I racked up and somehow, managed to wriggle my way up what felt to me at the time to be the hardest 5.9 of my life. I was running on pure instinct by then. Most of my energy (along with a fair bit of technique) had evaporated by then.

We topped out just in time to lose the last of the actual daylight, then having neglected to bring headlamps on the route, had to navigate back to the base by braille and lots of squinting. The hike back down to the lot, by the dim illumination of the old school, weak ass petzl single incandescent bulb headlamps was a total comedy of stumbling, leg-cramping idiocy. We dubbed the state we were in "The place beyond pain".

We finally arrived back at camp some 15 hours after we left. We both stuffed ourselves to bursting, then skipped bothering with a campfire and wordlessly just retired to our tents for 13 hours of sleep. The next day became a rest day by default.

I'd always loved the Meadows, but that day cemented it as my favorite spot on planet earth to climb at. I doubt I'll ever have another day as satisfying as that, or as memorable.

Cheers to the Meadows. Just magical.
Risk

Mountain climber
Olympia, WA
Jan 19, 2014 - 04:43pm PT
TM Bump

Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Apr 30, 2014 - 03:38pm PT
An appropriate week for a bump, let the summer fun begin:
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
May 4, 2014 - 12:05am PT
very low turnout for "Opening Day" (which was actually yesterday, but I got up today)

homecoming!

interesting weather with the "Sierra Wave" over the crest all day, winds picked up a bit in the afternoon

and we even got some climbing in!
David D.

Trad climber
California
May 4, 2014 - 01:43am PT
Ahh, TM. I was surprised at how few people we saw climbing today. Got in some climbs in Olmsted Canyon and then meandered around for a while just checking out conditions around the Meadows. Not much snow in a lot of places...
Ed H

Trad climber
Santa Rosa, CA
Jun 23, 2014 - 11:24pm PT
Jay and Tony on West Farthing Wall
Chris on Matthes
Chris follows Hermaphrodite Flake 5.8 var
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Jul 11, 2014 - 08:06pm PT
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Jul 11, 2014 - 09:38pm PT
The Yawn from Excellent Smithers

North face Lembert Dome with sunset light

tinker b

climber
the commonwealth
Jul 11, 2014 - 09:44pm PT
anyone want to appreciate tuolumne on tuesday from the bay? i need a ride in the early afternoon...i am happy to pay gas. i am flying into sfo, but can take bart to any local!
thanks... itried to include a tuolumne picture, but i had technical dificulties. hey ho. carry on, thanks for the pics.
j

drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Jul 22, 2014 - 09:06am PT
Probably the best photo thread on supertopo.


Late season simo.
Not a soul around.

It's been too long.
Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
Jul 22, 2014 - 10:52am PT
Ed H

Trad climber
Santa Rosa, CA
Aug 12, 2014 - 08:51pm PT
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Aug 12, 2014 - 09:02pm PT
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Dec 7, 2014 - 02:38pm PT
Tuolumne Bump...Sea of Knobs pitch, Scavenger. Photo by Eric Collins from BITD

Note tied off knob for psychological pro

wstmrnclmr

Trad climber
Bolinas, CA
Dec 7, 2014 - 06:40pm PT
LongAgo

Trad climber
Dec 7, 2014 - 08:35pm PT
Thanks for the memories. Truly, the best climbing area ever for m.,

Tom Higgins
LongAgo
Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Dec 7, 2014 - 09:02pm PT
Center of the Universe
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Dec 24, 2014 - 02:22pm PT
Awesomeness bump!
ß Î Ø T Ç H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Feb 15, 2015 - 01:22am PT
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 15, 2015 - 04:05am PT

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 15, 2015 - 09:37am PT
eeyonkee

Trad climber
Golden, CO
Feb 15, 2015 - 10:38am PT
Someone needs to come up with a song about Tuolumne. Something in the vein of "Georgia On My Mind". Cause that's exactly how I'm thinking about Tuolumne Meadows right now.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujò de la Playa
Feb 25, 2015 - 03:40pm PT
Someone actually did a song called Tuolumne.

[Click to View YouTube Video]

You may observe and ask

"The Tuolumne is a beautiful confluence of rivers and meadow. Why show an ocean photo?"

But someone already did that too.
David D.

Trad climber
California
Feb 25, 2015 - 03:54pm PT
Someone needs to come up with a song about Tuolumne. Something in the vein of "Georgia On My Mind". Cause that's exactly how I'm thinking about Tuolumne Meadows right now.
One of the TM interpretive rangers did. I've got the words around here somewhere.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jun 14, 2015 - 10:27am PT
bob

climber
Jun 14, 2015 - 12:08pm PT
Pie

Trad climber
So-Cal
Jun 14, 2015 - 04:07pm PT
How's the snow levels up in tm at the moment? 3rd pillar? Mathes? Conness?
yosemite 5.9

climber
santa cruz
Jun 14, 2015 - 07:14pm PT
quite a lot of snow yet at the base of third pillar ten days ago.
wstmrnclmr

Trad climber
Bolinas, CA
Aug 18, 2015 - 02:46am PT
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Aug 18, 2015 - 06:07am PT
Appreciated beyond words, what a place eh?
A favorite place is a like a best friend, you can have more than one.
Love those knobs.
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Aug 18, 2015 - 09:11am PT
Bruce Morris

Social climber
Belmont, California
Aug 18, 2015 - 12:26pm PT
I don't know whether I like the forest fire smoke or the rodents carrying bubonic plague the best? It's a toss up!
CF

climber
Aug 18, 2015 - 12:55pm PT
Based on new evidence of plague activity in animals, Tuolumne Meadows Campground in Yosemite will be closed from Monday-Friday next week for similar treatment. This flea treatment is commonly used to protect wildlife, pets and human health from this disease. Yosemite National Park remains open and all other campgrounds and facilities in the park remain open to visitors.

Although the presence of plague has been confirmed at Crane Flat and Tuolumne Meadows campgrounds, the risk to human health remains low. Action to protect human and wildlife health by closing and treating campgrounds is being taken out of an abundance of caution. Campground visitors are being notified by Yosemite National Park of camp treatments, possible plague risks and provided information on how to prevent plague transmission. An investigation into a case of human plague in California, and environmental evaluation in the Stanislaus National Forest, Yosemite National Park and the surrounding areas led to these actions.
MH2

Boulder climber
Andy Cairns
Aug 19, 2015 - 07:32am PT
Neither plague nor smoke nor the store running out of tortillas...

bothered our peanut-pinching plehhzaaaaar.


tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Aug 19, 2015 - 08:32am PT
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Aug 19, 2015 - 02:29pm PT
bob

climber
Aug 19, 2015 - 04:44pm PT
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Sep 28, 2015 - 06:43pm PT
Climbers on Blown Away Saturday Sept 26, 2015

Ed H

Trad climber
Santa Rosa, CA
Jun 23, 2016 - 12:38pm PT
Getting stoked for the Meadows!





Flip Flop

climber
Earth Planet, Universe
Jun 23, 2016 - 01:27pm PT
Ed H

Trad climber
Santa Rosa, CA
Jul 20, 2016 - 06:43pm PT

bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Jul 20, 2016 - 08:18pm PT
Bob, yer first pic of Lyme Line is awesome! Captures the feeling.

What''s Fairview Heights go at? Looks rad!
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Jul 21, 2016 - 08:20am PT
Tuolomne Tradster, that's a fine overview photos of the Meadows
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Jul 21, 2016 - 09:15am PT
^^ bluey, https://www.mountainproject.com/v/fairview-heights/111004145
Dan McDevitt

Trad climber
yosemite
Jul 21, 2016 - 09:40am PT
Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
Jul 21, 2016 - 10:20am PT
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Jul 21, 2016 - 10:30am PT
Dan McDevitt

Trad climber
yosemite
Jul 21, 2016 - 10:49am PT
Great shots guys!
LongAgo

Trad climber
Jul 21, 2016 - 12:29pm PT
Sweet Jesus, Medlicott Dome, Chris Vandiver climber on FA, pic by Tom Higgins

Old Goats Route, Lamb Dome, unknown climbers, pic by Tom Higgins

Piece de Resistance, Fairview Dome, Vern Clevenger climber on FA, pic by Tom Higgins

Thy Will Be Done, Cottage Dome, Tom Gerughty climber, pic by Tom Higgins

Tom Higgins, Pat Ament, top of Daff Dome, pic by Royal Robbins

Tom Higgins, top of Daff Dome, pic by Pat Ament
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jul 21, 2016 - 01:48pm PT
Great pics LongAgo.

Fossil climber

Trad climber
Atlin, B. C.
Jul 21, 2016 - 01:58pm PT
I don't know whose photo this is - I think I grabbed it off ST somewhere. These three are TM legends; Ferdinand Castillo, Carl Sharsmith, Nic Fiore. All gone now. Those were good days.
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Jul 21, 2016 - 04:44pm PT
Wow fantastic historical photos from Long Ago & Fossil ^^^

View from the top of Pothole Dome

Polish...

Bull Dozier...
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Jul 21, 2016 - 06:18pm PT
If this Leeper was on Green Goblin, or Goblin Girl, Bruce and I replaced the 8 bolts on those routes on July 18, 2015.
Ed H

Trad climber
Santa Rosa, CA
Jul 21, 2016 - 06:51pm PT
Thanks for all your work out there Clint!

That Leeper photo is from Stately Pleasure Dome - the Boltway/Eunuch
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Shetville , North of Los Angeles
Jul 21, 2016 - 07:05pm PT
Ten dolla , 3 dolla is etched in my memory from the few encounters i had with Ferdinand...What year would that have been...? taking things for granted thinking he would be around for ever...Nice photo Fossil Climber..
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Jul 22, 2016 - 08:59am PT

regurgitated:

during the arab oil embargo, there were long lines at any gas station, the one next to C4 was no exception. what was different was that they weren't letting you pump your own gas, which was a change-up for me since we cheap guys only patronized self-serve stations.

so when i came out of the loo, there were empty pumps ahead of me, and a huge line behind. i hustled over to jump behind the wheel, intending to park out of the way and go in to pay up.

my sequence was screwed up what with the intervention of a pump jockey, as i only got my wits about me enough to check my side mirror just as the pump nozzle broke off. it had long since shut off at full so no big mess.

boy was the boss man hot! he knew just what the replacement cost would be and he was out to extract that from me right there on the spot. in the same breath he accused me of attempting a drive off, which i apparently failed at.

well that got my back up and i argued that the attendant's performance was lacking, that i provided the revenue to buy insurance with, not him, and what the hell else was insurance for if not accidents. i gave him enough for the gas only and then proceeded to, as he indicated, drive off!

so my nerves had pretty much settled by the time i approached the tioga gate, and out steps ferdinand into the middle of the road. i was promptly swarmed by LEO and grilled pretty hard.

i was more than happy to tell my story and things got progressively more relaxed as ferdinand, and then the others saw things my way. they even sympathized and i got the idea that
the station boss was going to hear from them about his selective reportage.

i was sent on my way with genuine politeness

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1222159/Ferdinand-of-Tioga-Pass-Any-stories
G_Gnome

Trad climber
Cali
Jul 22, 2016 - 09:05am PT
What a difference in the way the park service treats people now. It is a national disgrace!
Jay S

Mountain climber
Silver Gate, Mt
Jul 22, 2016 - 12:10pm PT
Bruce Morris

Social climber
Belmont, California
Jul 22, 2016 - 12:49pm PT
What a difference in the way the park service treats people now. It is a national disgrace!

If I drive my Bimmer up to Yosemite, the rangers at the entrance station salute and say "Yes, Sir!" If I drive my old 69 van, they look at me funny and have me pull aside for a full-cavity search.

Today, it's money that matters most in our national parks.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Jul 22, 2016 - 12:53pm PT
Bruce, this just in: Money Is God's Report Card.
bob

climber
Jul 22, 2016 - 04:35pm PT
Dan McDevitt

Trad climber
yosemite
Jul 22, 2016 - 05:16pm PT
kaholatingtong

Trad climber
The real McCoy from somewhere over the rainbow...
Jul 22, 2016 - 05:50pm PT
bob

climber
Jul 22, 2016 - 06:10pm PT
Sending hard!!!!!
splitclimber

climber
Sonoma County
Jul 22, 2016 - 06:30pm PT
thanks for the great posts Tom and Wayne. Good to see you post too Peter.

Wow, this thread delivers.





Fossil climber

Trad climber
Atlin, B. C.
Jul 22, 2016 - 08:37pm PT
RottingJohnny - I'd guess that photo was from the late 60s, when Nic was pretty much in charge of the High Sierra camps and used to charge around to them on foot at incredible speed. I don't know where I grabbed the photo - I think from ST - and I hope the photographer speaks up.

Ferdinand of course was the ranger at the entrance. Carl Sharsmith had already been there forever. He was my plant taxonomy prof at San Jose State, and quite exacting, and I loved him. He and Alan Shields and Will Neely and I were the seasonal naturalists at TM summer of 1957. (I especially recall an evening of wine sampling with Will and Harding in Will's tent cabin. We woke up bleary in the morning and there was a leftover bottle of Madeira on the table and Will said, "Ah, Madeira - the perfect breakfast wine!" I don't think Warren said anything for another hour or so.)

I think Carl oriented more people to the environment than anyone I have ever known. Excepting perhaps David Suzuki or Dave Brower. A wonderful man. A little group of us have been trying to get an unnamed peak in N. Yosemite named for Carl for years. No luck. The Board of Geographic Names is a tough nut to crack.

Ferdinand, after officiating and welcoming people effusively at the entrance for many years, got transferred to Crane Flat entrance by the NPS. I don't know why. Perhaps he was making Tioga a little too much his personal station. Anyway, it positively broke his heart and he died not long after.

I could tell you some wonderful stories about Carl. So would a million other people - who now look at the Sierra - and the environment - in a whole new way. There were campfire talks by the naturalists at the time, and Carl and Will would sometimes sing Gilbert and Sullivan with guitar and harmonica, so well you couldn't believe it. That wasn't environmental interpretation of course, but it sure drew people in.

Lots of unexplored routes then on that amazing knobby granite. Damn few climbers.

Those were good years.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Shetville , North of Los Angeles
Jul 23, 2016 - 08:26am PT
Fossil... .good stories..I remember hearing that about Ferdinand's transfer ( demotion ) knocking the wind out of him... sad....
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Jul 23, 2016 - 12:35pm PT
Fossil climber

Trad climber
Atlin, B. C.
Jul 23, 2016 - 07:57pm PT
eKat is so right - he was a real steward and loved every natural feature.

Yosemite toads would sometimes migrate across the road just inside the entrance in large numbers as they came out of their winter dormancy. Quite a few would get smashed by traffic. Ferdinand once tried to get the sign shop to make him a sign reading "CAUTION - TOAD CROSSING!" But they wouldn't make it for him.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Shetville , North of Los Angeles
Jul 23, 2016 - 09:55pm PT
I wasn't aware that there was more than one odd duck working for the NPS...?
LongAgo

Trad climber
Jul 26, 2016 - 11:56am PT
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 26, 2016 - 05:15pm PT
Between Fossil Climber & EKat's recollections and those terrific Ament pictures shared by Long Ago, this thread is really beginning to sing!
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Jul 26, 2016 - 05:43pm PT
My buddy just did Crescent a week ago, said it's pretty polished.

Good people are doing it, sad so many are. But at least it gets traffic!
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Jul 26, 2016 - 05:56pm PT
Crescent Arch is doing fine.
I climbed it on Saturday and it's really not any different than when I first did it in the mid 80s.
I think the "polish" your friend mentioned is the gold glacier polish that has always been on it.
Like the photo of Tom by Pat above.

Some of the gold polish visible on the right side of the crack.
Fat Dad

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Jul 26, 2016 - 08:24pm PT
Not climbing, but shots from a recent trip to Glen Aulin:
Such an awe inspiring place.
Flip Flop

climber
Earth Planet, Universe
Jul 26, 2016 - 08:43pm PT
Harding Special, Mt.Conness.
Bruce Morris

Social climber
Belmont, California
Jul 27, 2016 - 12:24am PT
Harding Special, Mt.Conness.

Was that bolt right next to the OW pitch? If so, probably Warren's bolt.
Fossil climber

Trad climber
Atlin, B. C.
Jul 27, 2016 - 03:47am PT
Just remembered an interesting rescue up there when I was Asst. District Ranger, early 60s. Some guys - I think there were three -were hiking the ridge near Mt. Dana and for some incredible reason decided to slide down Dana Glacier. Of course they lost it and wound up in the canyon the worse for wear. One had a broken back. One managed to come out and notify us.

Since that area isn't in the park and there was no rescue team then we called the Marines at Pickle Meadows Mountain Warfare training centre. They would send a team the next day. I grabbed a sleeping bag and some food and meds and sprinted up there, spent the night with them.

About a dozen Marines showed up next morning, got him into a basket and very efficiently packed him out over damn rough country. There was one short, tough lieutenant who was in charge. Everybody else rotated on and off carrying the stretcher, but he never let go! l couldn't believe it. You want guys like that on your side.
Flip Flop

climber
Earth Planet, Universe
Jul 27, 2016 - 07:38am PT


Bruce Morris, yes, yes it was. Until I hung and it pulled out.
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jul 27, 2016 - 10:48am PT



Burnin' Oil

Trad climber
CA
Jul 27, 2016 - 12:22pm PT
Flip Flop

climber
Earth Planet, Universe
Jul 27, 2016 - 01:07pm PT

Climbed Crescent Arch, Dozier, Unicorn and watched junior shred on Machine World this month.

Fossil, Thanks for the "Tales of Horror".
Bruce Morris

Social climber
Belmont, California
Jul 27, 2016 - 02:07pm PT
Bruce Morris, yes, yes it was. Until I hung and it pulled out.

Had heard some of Warren's originals were loose way back when. I guess people just kept using them no matter what.
Flip Flop

climber
Earth Planet, Universe
Jul 27, 2016 - 04:24pm PT
"I'll just lay it back, look at all those bolts. It'll be fine." It was.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jul 27, 2016 - 04:32pm PT
Not even close to being a favorite place for me but Oz and the Harding Route on Conness are certainly worth repeating.
BruceHildenbrand

Social climber
Mountain View/Boulder
Jul 27, 2016 - 09:41pm PT
^^^^^^
Not even close to being a favorite place for me but Oz and the Harding Route on Conness are certainly worth repeating.

Spoken like a true crack climber!
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jul 28, 2016 - 11:33am PT




Tom and I used to solo Cathedral on his Bday. We would carry day packs full of beer, and herbal remedies. In the second picture we had just passed a roped party, and Tom had stopped to gab with a rather attractive belayer. They were laughing and having a good time, much to the dismay of the leader, who was struggling as we passed by.

When we hit the summit register, someone (Herb or Vern) had left a big fat spliff inside saying whoever got there first should have at it. Timing is everything ;-)

Flip Flop

climber
Earth Planet, Universe
Jul 28, 2016 - 12:17pm PT
Spliff!
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Jul 28, 2016 - 01:25pm PT
Tuolumne has cracks...

Great Circle

Lucky Streaks

Do or Fly

The last 2 pitches on 3rd Pillar

Crescent Arch

Excellent Smithers
kaholatingtong

Trad climber
The real McCoy from somewhere over the rainbow...
Jul 28, 2016 - 01:34pm PT
hobo_dan

Social climber
Minnesota
Jul 28, 2016 - 09:19pm PT
oh man
Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
Jul 30, 2016 - 01:12pm PT

Ciebolla, Yerian from two years ago.

bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Jul 30, 2016 - 04:53pm PT
Tuolumne Meadows is still in my top #3 places to climb, free-climbing.

But I haven't been back in recent years. My life soured, and so did the spectacle of dealing with the usual crowds.

Tuolomne will always have reverence in my heart, and I haven't even done some of the really cool shit!

I love the place, just hate the crowds it draws. And I'm not complaining, I don't blame people for checking it out!

Best un-finished climb that I haven't done? "Holiday on Rock", Marmot Dome. Always get stormed off it for some wierd reason. There are some others there too, when the crowds get to be too much.
Burnin' Oil

Trad climber
CA
Jul 30, 2016 - 05:58pm PT
What crowds? Is it Friday?
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Jul 30, 2016 - 06:03pm PT
Ciebola...


wstmrnclmr

Trad climber
Bolinas, CA
Jul 31, 2016 - 11:04pm PT

edit: oops. At least it's forwards instead of backwards......

vvvvvvv
BruceHildenbrand

Social climber
Mountain View/Boulder
Jul 31, 2016 - 11:12pm PT
^^^^^^^
Cool! Someone invented time traveling!
splitclimber

climber
Sonoma County
Aug 2, 2016 - 02:13pm PT
good stuff Tony


go do Hoffman's thumb
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Aug 28, 2016 - 12:45pm PT
Burnin' Oil

Trad climber
CA
Aug 28, 2016 - 01:11pm PT
Risk

Mountain climber
Marooned, 855 miles from Tuolumne Meadows
Mar 15, 2018 - 09:52am PT
2018 Campground Reservation! (they opened today at 7AM)

Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Mar 15, 2018 - 05:04pm PT
Hi Risk, Walleye and kingtut!

Ah yes, Tuolumne, a place that sinks deep into the heart of anyone that has spent time there. Who knows what 2018 will bring to the Meadows and its lovers?



Cheers, Lynnie
Flip Flop

climber
Earth Planet, Universe
Jul 20, 2018 - 07:00am PT
Flip Flop

climber
Earth Planet, Universe
Jul 20, 2018 - 07:03am PT
Flip Flop

climber
Earth Planet, Universe
Jul 20, 2018 - 07:06am PT
Flip Flop

climber
Earth Planet, Universe
Jul 20, 2018 - 07:30am PT
Ekat, You say the nicest things. I'm just posting these pics for you
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Jul 20, 2018 - 07:36am PT
Flip Flop, Hurray! Excellent, tho short, TR. The picture of the three with their backs to the camera, headed off gives me goose bumps. I have a similar picture in hand from tarbuster taken years ago. Things change, but things, too, remain the same. A big cheers to you and family, friends!!!
Flip Flop

climber
Earth Planet, Universe
Jul 20, 2018 - 07:54am PT
We've had close to 3 weeks in Yosemite so far this year. A week in the Valley in June and nearly 2 weeks in Tuolumne. Our TR is kidstyle. Shanghai campers. Skateboard raspberries, float, soccer, swim, bike, camp, hike, soccer, climb, tent, art, stories



TR
We made it up to Vogelsang for the first real monsoon winds of the season. Ho Man! I had to drop the megamid but the Whitebark Pines kept us happy. We had a dinner reservation at Carl's Place;) but traded for breakfast....where we met the cuties just finishing 30+ miles with their Mom and Grandad. Lynnie, the goosebumps were everywhere that day. From Vogelsang to Twin Bidges and the lodge, that was our trail view. I'm over the moon about this trip

John M

climber
Jul 20, 2018 - 08:27am PT
you have a beautiful family flip flop. Thanks for sharing your trip with us. When I was a kid we did 2 week camping trips to Yosemite. Those are some of my favorite family memories. That gave me a deep seated love for the outdoors and for Yosemite. I ended up working and living in the park for 25 years.
Risk

Mountain climber
Marooned, 855 miles from Tuolumne Meadows
Jul 20, 2018 - 09:19am PT
How's the smoke up there? We're setting up camp on Tuesday for annual family excursions next week.

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 20, 2018 - 11:00am PT
Excellent run of photos, Flip Flop!
What a great group of kids: I dig the crayon art.

Okay, how about the one on the right of the three kids here.
I'm going to go out on a limb and observe: she's sharp as a tack and no one is ever going to sell her something she doesn't want.

Also, I predict natural athlete and future medical researcher.
Sorry, I see a face issuing resolve and capability and I just take an interest, whatever the age.

Flip Flop

climber
Earth Planet, Universe
Jul 21, 2018 - 08:14am PT
I was amazed how much the older sister looks like my son. His goofy look and her wise look notwithstanding.

If the smoke wasn't so bad this weekend, I'd planned to shuttle up some gear to explore the Arrowhead and the other faces in the area. I haven't been to Hanging Basket yet but am excited to wander those crags

Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jul 21, 2018 - 06:27pm PT
bump to the top... my daughter on our JMT training loop from TM to Lake Merced and back in two days... Tuolumne Pass


John M

climber
Jul 21, 2018 - 06:40pm PT
More pics please!!! come on folks. I know that you have some. I probably won't make it up there this year, so I am missing me some quality High country time.
Minerals

Social climber
The Deli
May 27, 2019 - 04:55pm PT

Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
May 27, 2019 - 05:23pm PT
Minerals!!! OMG! That is so stellar awesome!!!
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
May 27, 2019 - 05:28pm PT
Minerals, are you on FB? Dave Yerian and I are completing a book on Tuolumne. We may be able to use this. How can I get in touch with you if you are not on FB?
Minerals

Social climber
The Deli
May 27, 2019 - 05:32pm PT

Thanks, Lynne! Glad you like it.

Yes, Dave told me about the book years ago. If you don’t mind posting a coded email address here, I can send you an email. No FB for me.

Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
May 27, 2019 - 05:34pm PT
Chris and RJ, I don't want to make you feel bad or anything.....:) But this is why this place needs to be handed over to another and not given the IV morphine to put it to sleep. (Sorry, harkening to the past there.) Thousands of such encounters and discoveries have taken place here!

I just printed off my husband "Dan Leichtfuss passed on Thread" so his grandkids would have a booklet of great particulars, knowing what a super grandpa they had.

Cheers, lynnie

Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
May 27, 2019 - 05:48pm PT
Minerals, this book has been a wonderful work in progress! Ask Dean Fidelman about picture collecting for books from this crazy tribe and our book spans @ 40 years.

Here is my "if a business needs an email for me address". I will look at it today to get yours. Thanks! Did you make that or only photograph it?

Cheers! lynnie

tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
May 27, 2019 - 06:10pm PT
Here are a couple of photos from one of my favorite routes on the planet...


Minerals

Social climber
The Deli
May 27, 2019 - 06:27pm PT

Got it, thanks, Lynne. Feel free to delete your address here.
Email sent. If you don’t receive it, let me know.

That is one of the NPS trail signs, and if I remember correctly, it’s around Mono Pass, looking towards the southwest, so that’s the Kuna Crest in the “background.” If you click back one page on this thread and scroll to the bottom of the page, both Flip Flop and Sir Ed Hartouni have an example of these metal NPS trail signs in their photos.

Bryan
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
May 27, 2019 - 06:56pm PT
Minerals, just emailed you. Yes, I know those signs. There's a great one pointing the way to Spillway Lake. Would you allow us to perhaps use your photo? Cheers!
Minerals

Social climber
The Deli
May 27, 2019 - 08:14pm PT

Just checked... Yes, that’s the sign at Mono Pass, at the park boundary. Sure, you can use the photo, but I’ll have to send you a full-res version. Photo was taken Thursday, January 5th, 2012, at 11:57 AM. That’s the northern end of the Kuna Crest, with Mammoth Peak on the far right. This was during the crazy winter, when it was so dry that Tioga Pass opened back up before Christmas, and stayed open into early January. People were ice skating on Tenaya Lake.

Here’s a photo of the entire sign.

Mono Pass



And here are a few more photos from December and January of that winter.


Frozen surface of Tenaya Lake


Dana and Gibbs, and a frozen Dana Fork of the Tuolumne, Dana Meadow


Glacial polish and striations on Cathedral Peak Granodiorite, and the domes and peaks of our favorite playground

Inner City

Trad climber
Portland, OR
May 28, 2019 - 04:23pm PT
Tuolumne Appreciation is a beautiful thread to keep up front!

Thanks Tarbuster for all the fantastic threads, photos and content. You have been at the head of a significant cadre of folks providing outstanding value to the Supertopo community. The list is long but everyone knows who those fantastic creatives are.

The beauty of the mountains will continue to change.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 28, 2019 - 04:45pm PT
Are Tuolumne Meadows gonna disappear too?
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