Trip Report
Spring break! Wooooo!
Saturday March 29, 2014 2:48pm
Requisite gear shot. Why does a casual 3 day trip always end up feeling like prepping for a polar expedition?
Don't worry, we bought more beer.
Don't worry, we bought more beer.
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Gray skies be damned, we're gonna climb!
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Nevermind, too wet.
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Waaaay too wet!
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That's okay, we'll go find Sierra Point instead. Rain turned to snow about 500' above the valley floor.
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View from the top, clouds breaking just enough to glimpse Lower Yosemite Falls.
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Apparently my wife doesn't like being dipped over an 800' drop-off by her beer-swilling husband. Go figure...
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Next day. Second verse same as the first.
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Requisite shoe shot. (Please ignore the fact that everyone in view is responsible but you can see my helmet hanging from a tree branch.)
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Safety first. Always have a spotter!
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Off-width looks a lot more fun from the ground.
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Requesite end of the trip group photo.
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Or not! Three cheers for blowing off responsibility in favor of another day of climbing!
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A little heady first bolt for a fairly new leader.
at the first bolt
at the first bolt
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Pay no attention to that belayer behind the camera.
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Working a little .14d project. ;)
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Last rap of the trip.
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looks easy from here is a climber from Ben Lomond, CA.

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donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
  Mar 29, 2014 - 02:55pm PT
Nice....but it looks like hot chocolate would have been more appropriate than beer.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
  Mar 29, 2014 - 02:53pm PT
^^^

I agree, way to make the most of the weather. Thanks for the TR.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
  Mar 29, 2014 - 02:54pm PT
Nice trip report....lovely pics, beautiful misty stuff and fun climbing.
Apparently my wife doesn't like being dipped over an 800' drop-off by her beer-swilling husband. Go figure...
Oh boy....read Death in Yosemite a chronicle of the deaths in Yose for about the past 80 years....scary how many were from ramping up a photo op..."just a little closer to the edge"..."hey, go wade in the pool above the falls, it'll be a great pic". ..
Looks like "a good time was had by all"

Susan
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
  Mar 29, 2014 - 03:30pm PT
Sweet!
TFPU
Tad
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Mar 29, 2014 - 04:17pm PT
Next time bring better beer, thanks for a nice Tr!!!!
looks easy from here

climber
Ben Lomond, CA
Author's Reply  Mar 29, 2014 - 04:20pm PT
Nice....but it looks like hot chocolate would have been more appropriate than beer.
We came to the same conclusion: the second night we grabbed some Silly Cow from Pioneer Market and the missus toasted us marshmallows under the broiler. Delicious!

Oh boy....read Death in Yosemite a chronicle of the deaths in Yose for about the past 80 years....scary how many were from ramping up a photo op..."just a little closer to the edge"..."
Full disclosure: that pic is like those "jump over the Grand Canyon" trick shots-from a slightly different angle you'd see that we're only about 4' above a broad, grassy ledge (less dramatic that way, though...)

Next time bring better beer
Surprisingly the Olympia grew on me pretty quickly, especially as a summit beer. We also had Deschutes Red Chair for relaxing back at the cabin.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
  Mar 29, 2014 - 07:05pm PT
Full disclosure
I was pretty sure you were safely horsing around...most climbers seem to have a greater respect for horse play that could lead to dire consequences. Death in Yosemite is still a good, if not sometimes gruesome, read.
I'm retired now. I'm on permanent spring break. Sorry couldn't resist bugging another Santa Cruzan.

Susan
JOEY.F

Gym climber
It's not rocket surgery
  Mar 30, 2014 - 03:00am PT
ahh nice ! some pockets of good weather came your way, glad it worked out.
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
  Mar 30, 2014 - 04:04am PT
AA

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climber
Ben Lomond, CA
Author's Reply  Mar 30, 2014 - 05:26pm PT
Sorry couldn't resist bugging another Santa Cruzan

No worries. Honestly, I was kinda expecting to get called on it.

Fortunately I'm surrounded by adventurous people who were prepared for whatever the weather threw at us (the bright yellow monstrosity I was wearing is my FD rain coat: nothin's getting through that!, and we didn't have to worry about YOSAR finding us), so we were able to make something fun happen every day.
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