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Manure Pile Buttress


Yosemite Valley, California USA


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Middle-age climbers have a nice time on After Six
Friday October 16, 2009 1:36pm
Monty and I got up early and left from Sunnyvale at 5am with a plan to climb After Six and then join some friends for some camping. Having wasted time buying caffeine, sugar, and white flour at Starbucks in Oakdale, and dropping some hitch-hiking climbers off at Camp 4, we were not surprised to find quite a few climbers in the Manure Pile Buttress parking lot.

We threw on our packs and walked over to the base of the climb, and amazingly, we were first in line. I attribute this to good karma from picking up the hitch hikers.

The first pitch was fun and intense, as described.



And the rest of the climb was a nice mix of casual scrambling and short 5.6 steps. We had a good time. We particularly enjoyed a snack of pizza and candy bars at the summit.



Unfortunately, what with all the gear we brought, we forgot to include approach shoes.



This lead to blisters on my toes upon descent, and made our run up the first pitch of After Seven a little less entertaining. I think I'll come back and have a look at that one with less-tender feet.

The next day we enjoyed the first pitch of Jam Crack, and having heard the traffic report on Munginella, decided it would be a fine plan to be home by dinner time, thus preserving marital capital for our next climbing trip.

Good times.

-Michael

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Michael Golden
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Michael Golden is a mediocre climber from Mountain View, CA.

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rhyang

climber
SJC
  Oct 15, 2009 - 03:35pm PT
Pizza on the summit -- good stuff :)

I've only followed After Seven's first pitch .. would like to lead that one.
kellie

climber
Seattle
  Oct 15, 2009 - 06:52pm PT
Sounds like fun, and congratulations on possibly the best TR title ever.
Zander

climber
  Oct 15, 2009 - 07:42pm PT
Middle age climbers just wanna have fun!
JOEY.F

Gym climber
It's not rocket surgery
  Oct 15, 2009 - 10:14pm PT
Sick!

Sounds perfect, 'cept for the shoes.
Thanks!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
  Oct 16, 2009 - 02:58am PT
hey there, say michael, thanks for the "middle age" spread... as in "spreading you trip" for all to enjoy...

say, shoes!... they can sure make or break a good hike (or even a simple walk around the ol' block with the dog!), how much more so, i can imagine, a climb!

*hope the blisters are long-gone by now, but:

you'll remember this each time, you pack, after this--hopefully...
;)
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