Northwest Buttress 5.5

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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!

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.

Some people call me the space cowboy yeah
Some call me the gangster of love
Some people call me Maurice
'Cause I speak of the pompetous of love

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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!

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

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

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....

Boulder climber
Institute of Better Bouldering-DirtbagDad Division
  Jun 22, 2012 - 03:22pm PT
Nice! Brings back the memories of a fun and mega-scenic route. Thanks for the video.

Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Jun 24, 2012 - 10:01pm PT
Very cool Nutty, thanks!
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Tenaya Peak - Northwest Buttress 5.5 - Tuolumne Meadows, California USA. Click to Enlarge
Photo: Greg Barnes