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Tenaya Peak


Tuolumne Meadows, California USA


Trip Report
2010-08 (or therebouts) Tenaya Peak - video
Saturday November 13, 2010 4:40pm
My partner in crime put some nice editing effort into making a video of one of our trips from last summer... enjoy!
http://vimeo.com/16755653

Le_bruce scouting the path to the top of Tenaya Peak
Le_bruce scouting the path to the top of Tenaya Peak
Credit: nutjob

Our plan was to do a linkup of Tenaya Peak, Matthes Crest, Cathedral, and maybe some Echoes. The morning went flawlessly on Tenaya (which this video is about).

For the afternoon, I took tons of pictures of mountain flowers I'd never seen (nice close-ups of about 20 different kinds), some wildlife (including some pheasants or similar creatures), and lots of nice climbing photos, but my hard disk crashed after I downloaded the pics! Oh well. I've got my memories for now. Luckily le_bruce came through with the digital memories.

Altitude sickness put a damper on the afternoon plans, but we made it up to the ridge of Matthes Crest before bailing off and it was overall still a good day (for me at least). I will definitely be back to do that adventure loop again. And I can see repeats of the adventure as a training circuit and just plain awesome day in the mountains for time-limited squishy-bodied weekend warriors.

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nutjob is a climber from Berkeley, CA.

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Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
  Nov 13, 2010 - 05:04pm PT
Yeah, that's definitely a hardman's circuit with your name on it. Of course you'll have fun when you do it. Thanks for the share. Good thing that block wasn't trundled, too!
graniteclimber

Trad climber
The Illuminati -- S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Division
  Nov 14, 2010 - 11:57am PT
Thanks!
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
  Nov 14, 2010 - 12:03pm PT
Nice vid, Nutjob. Kudos for originality with the "Hel-Hat"!
nutjob

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
Author's Reply  Nov 15, 2010 - 01:39pm PT
le_bruce gets all the credit for the video work, I'm just posting up to make some armchair entertainment and to feed my ego! Since I'm a big movie star now, that's a real consideration.

Edit: I will claim credit for the hat. I always had a dilemma of protecting from rockfall vs. protecting from the sun. Then the idea struck me: why choose when you can have both? Pretty soon I should post up a trip from Glacier Apron this weekend where the hat is back in action....
Fletcher

Gym climber
A very quiet place
  Jun 22, 2012 - 03:22pm PT
Nice! Brings back the memories of a fun and mega-scenic route. Thanks for the video.

Eric
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Jun 24, 2012 - 10:01pm PT
Very cool Nutty, thanks!
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