Trip Report
Sort of a trip report: The Leap, June 2013
Saturday June 15, 2013 1:33am
No better place to take a new outdoor climber than the Leap. One of my son's friends from the climbing gym joined us for a couple of days of classics.


Bear's Reach P1 (click for larger)
Bear's Reach P1 (click for larger)
Credit: Mike Bolte
Bear's Reach P2(click for larger version)
Bear's Reach P2(click for larger version)
Credit: Mike Bolte
The Line P1 (Tom Evans - note clothing) (Click for larger version)
The Line P1 (Tom Evans - note clothing) (Click for larger version)
Credit: Mike Bolte
The Line (click for larger)
The Line (click for larger)
Credit: Mike Bolte

I last climbed Corrugation Corner 36 years ago. Had forgotten what an excellent line that is.

Corrugation Corner: P2 (click for larger)
Corrugation Corner: P2 (click for larger)
Credit: Mike Bolte
Top of CC. The wind was blowing. (click for larger)
Top of CC. The wind was blowing. (click for larger)
Credit: Mike Bolte

That's son John of the viewer's right in green.
That's son John of the viewer's right in green.
Credit: Mike Bolte

If you were climbing ahead of them on Bear's Reach on Tuesday in a black shirt and blue shirt: send me a note, I've got some photos.

If you were climbing East Crack with your 10-year-old daughter on Tuesday June 11: send me a note, I've got some photos.

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Mike Bolte
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Mike Bolte is a trad climber from Planet Earth.

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i'm gumby dammit

Sport climber
da ow
  Jun 15, 2013 - 03:06am PT
nice. was there wednesday and the wind had not left.
skywalker

climber
  Jun 15, 2013 - 03:14am PT
TFPU!

S...

Wow I just commented without actual words...
i'm gumby dammit

Sport climber
da ow
  Jun 15, 2013 - 03:27am PT
Turbo Fluidic Pump Unit??
skywalker

climber
  Jun 15, 2013 - 04:27am PT
Transgenic Female Prehensile Uhm...

S...
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
  Jun 15, 2013 - 05:07am PT
Nice job! That is the real deal.

I mean that too!
wallyvirginia

Trad climber
Stockholm, Sweden
  Jun 15, 2013 - 05:41am PT
Nice one! I'm hoping to be fortunate enough to have similar experiences with my sons one day. They're too young at the moment.

Corrugation corner is a spectacular climb, especially since I had no idea of what to expect when I climbed it.

So is the line but less of a nice surprise.

By the way, what's up with climbing pants with wide legs? Most of mine are the same. All that fabric flapping around your ankles making it harder to see where/how to place your feet.

Thanks for a nice report!
Dick Erb

climber
June Lake, CA
  Jun 15, 2013 - 11:00am PT
I like your photos Mike.
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
  Jun 15, 2013 - 11:13am PT
Great shots of great routes. Way to have fun with the young'ns!
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Jun 15, 2013 - 01:48pm PT
Nice!!!
eKat

Trad climber
  Jun 15, 2013 - 01:52pm PT
Damn, those kids are darling!

TFPU

FOR SURE!

:-)

eKat

Wow I just commented without actual words...

That's exactly what I had in mind when I came up with TFPU

HA!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
  Jun 15, 2013 - 01:58pm PT
Nice Job,, looks like no one else was on CC.. RARE!
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