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Lembert Dome


Tuolumne Meadows, California USA


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Cryin Time Again
Monday October 1, 2018 9:32pm
I have not put up a TR for years and rarely check ST any more. But, just had a good time going back through old TRs. Given that I can't remember what I had for lunch, it seems like a good thing that I posted some reports here in the past.

Last weekend got up to the Meadows and met my son and his lady friend for a trip up Cryin Time on Lembert Dome. First climbed this in the early 1980s with Bill Frey and it is one of my favorite routes. The last time I climbed it was a while back when Son John was just getting started climbing.

A photo TR

get ready
get ready
Credit: Mike Bolte
Crybaby start. He hauled two ropes up and did this new-fangled simulta...
Crybaby start. He hauled two ropes up and did this new-fangled simultaneous belay stuff
Credit: Mike Bolte
Pitch 2 - a couple of moves here then a funky mantle
Pitch 2 - a couple of moves here then a funky mantle
Credit: Mike Bolte
Samantha cruising
Samantha cruising
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pitch 3: the nice 5.9 knobs to the traverse left
pitch 3: the nice 5.9 knobs to the traverse left
Credit: Mike Bolte
what? tying his shoe in the middle of a 5.9 move. Kids these days. Thi...
what? tying his shoe in the middle of a 5.9 move. Kids these days. This is the same Son John who led all the pitches on the B-Y earlier this year. Pitch 4 has more excellent steep knobs.
Credit: Mike Bolte
that last 10a pitch with the bolts
that last 10a pitch with the bolts
Credit: Mike Bolte
summit or plummet
summit or plummet
Credit: Mike Bolte
down we go and the Meadows
down we go and the Meadows
Credit: Mike Bolte

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Mike Bolte is a trad climber from Planet Earth.

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Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
  Oct 1, 2018 - 09:35pm PT
Nice! TFPU
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
  Oct 1, 2018 - 10:00pm PT
TFPU fun climb.
frostback

Social climber
great white north
  Oct 1, 2018 - 10:06pm PT
Great to see two generations of boltes on the stone.
Inner City

Trad climber
Portland, OR
  Oct 1, 2018 - 10:06pm PT
A nice report, thanks. Solid rock on a beautiful dome with family rope-gun, what could be better?
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
  Oct 1, 2018 - 10:10pm PT
love this climb,
thanks for the reminder

Sarah Inwood on p1 of Cryin' Time Again
Sarah Inwood on p1 of Cryin' Time Again
Credit: Ed Hartouni
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
  Oct 1, 2018 - 10:19pm PT
i'll sign for your sabbatical, or initial a hall pass ...
if you'll just make a habit of posting this kind of thing
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Oct 2, 2018 - 01:58am PT
Great stuff!
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
  Oct 2, 2018 - 03:52am PT
Great Stuff!
Gilroy

Social climber
Bolderado
  Oct 2, 2018 - 04:01am PT
Thanks for the write up on the family outing. It's so nice to have sun on that route, eh. Can be a bit chill early in the day.
Eric Beck

Sport climber
Bishop, California
  Oct 2, 2018 - 07:07am PT
A favorite of mine. I've done it 6 times including the second ascent.
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
  Oct 2, 2018 - 07:09am PT
Thanks

DMT
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
  Oct 2, 2018 - 07:25am PT
Sweet...a family affair!
Burnin' Oil

Trad climber
CA
  Oct 2, 2018 - 08:30am PT
TFPU. Tying his shoe mid-pitch - awesome.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
  Oct 2, 2018 - 09:26am PT
I thought this was another Kavanaugh thread,..
jogill

climber
Colorado
  Oct 2, 2018 - 11:01am PT
Good one, Mike. Thanks!
madbolter1

Big Wall climber
Denver, CO
  Oct 2, 2018 - 11:04am PT
Just a great, heart-warming TR. Thank you for the uplift!
Walleye

climber
The Hot Kiss On the End of a Wet Fist
  Oct 2, 2018 - 12:33pm PT
Thanks for the great trip report. I wonder how many times Flanders has done this thing??; probably about 100.
micronut

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
  Oct 2, 2018 - 12:59pm PT
Love it! We were up in The Meadows this weekend too. Splitter weather eh? And next to ZERO crowds. The best of times.

Thanks for a great write-up!
micronut

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
  Oct 2, 2018 - 01:08pm PT
Saturday after topping out Holdless Horror on Dozier
Saturday after topping out Holdless Horror on Dozier
Credit: micronut
kingtut

climber
Jingus Newroutaineer
  Oct 2, 2018 - 01:26pm PT
Its a good one. As many times as you've been up it and with that rope gun son you got get on "Big Boys Don't Cry". Its a good one two though the first pitch wanders a bit.
phylp

Trad climber
Upland, CA
  Oct 2, 2018 - 01:28pm PT
Fun pics of a fun route!
MH2

Boulder climber
Andy Cairns
  Oct 2, 2018 - 03:48pm PT
Will I still be able to play the piano?


Did you ever remember what you had for lunch?


Not so important. But I like the matter-of-fact expression on your son's face in the summit(????!!!) photo.



I remember doing that route with Brassnuts as long ago as 2015.
scaredycat

Trad climber
Berkeley,CA
  Oct 2, 2018 - 05:58pm PT


Good TR, thanks. But your son and Samantha cheated: they are good!
(just did the B-Y, jeeze!)
Tom Turrentine

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
  Oct 2, 2018 - 06:04pm PT
Great family trip Mike. Hope to see you at gym. BTW I retired fully in Sept. so available for climbs. You next??
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Author's Reply  Oct 2, 2018 - 09:00pm PT
well, this nice! I appreciate all the positive comments. Tom - one year to go I think. Toker - I laughed out loud...

best, Mike
Fritz

Social climber
Choss Creek, ID
  Oct 4, 2018 - 03:29pm PT
Thanks for taking the time to post up some great photos. Much appreciated.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
  Oct 4, 2018 - 03:36pm PT
Ray Charles can dig it!

One of the most self-satisfied selfies evah, braj. Sweet day.
G_Gnome

Trad climber
Cali
  Oct 4, 2018 - 04:33pm PT
Thanks for the report. We did a 5 party ascent this labor day. Had a great time up there!
Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
  Oct 4, 2018 - 07:05pm PT
Nice TR. What a great climb. I last did the climb in 2004, a day or two after Ray Charles died.
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
  Oct 4, 2018 - 08:12pm PT
Wonderful Mike-cherished times to climb with you kid and versa visa and relive old jaunts down memory lane......
Risk

Mountain climber
Marooned, 855 miles from Tuolumne Meadows
  Oct 10, 2018 - 10:49am PT
Great TR! Thanks! And, welcome back.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
  Oct 10, 2018 - 10:55am PT
Loved it, Mike!!! I simply cannot believe that small boy who ate breakfast at TPR is the same one in the picture. Big hugs and cheers to your family! Oh yes and your TR was Great!!! lynnie
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
  Oct 10, 2018 - 11:48am PT
Every family should have a rope gun, you taught your children well. Got to get back up on that one, Iove that headwall finish.
moosedrool

climber
Andrzej Citkowicz far away from Poland
  Oct 10, 2018 - 11:54am PT
Very nice!

Need to put it on my Tuolumne to do list.

Moose
Flanders!

Trad climber
June Lake, CA
  Nov 13, 2018 - 05:31pm PT
Yes that is a most spectacular route ! I have away liked the original finish
best, heady but not to hard . I was up in TM today (11/13/18) still good and very quite
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
  Nov 13, 2018 - 07:03pm PT
Nice TR, lets do it Moose

hey Micronut, did you find a stuck nut on Holdless Horror? asking for a friend :)
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Lembert Dome - Cryin' Time Again 5.10a R - Tuolumne Meadows, California USA. Click to Enlarge
Cryin' Time Again is route A.
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