Trip Report
Tuolumne & East Side Fandango!
Wednesday September 7, 2011 7:31pm
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Overture










Rendezvous at the Sierra Riviera:













We take our leave, romping up and over a Stately Pleasure …




















Interlude











Life is easy hiding from the rain …
















Pockets and pumice …
















Mono lush






















Golfing and Daffing:




















Look,
Looking around everywhere …





















Magical Mystery Tour to a fair summit view:


























Finale!










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Tarbuster
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Tarbuster is a climber from Colorado.

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spyork

Trad climber
Tunneling out of prison
  Sep 7, 2011 - 07:36pm PT
Hey, nice TR Roy!
Levy

Big Wall climber
So Cal
  Sep 7, 2011 - 07:41pm PT
Yo Roy!

Incredible photos! Did you touch them up in Photoshop or something like that? They look amazing! Great colors, wonderfully composed. Well done lad!
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Author's Reply  Sep 7, 2011 - 08:07pm PT
Thanks fellas,

Photoshop may have been a factor.
Or was it the lucid dream ale?
neversummer

climber
30 mins. from suicide USA
  Sep 7, 2011 - 08:15pm PT
Wow, those pictures are vivid.
thanks for the share.
micronut

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
  Sep 7, 2011 - 08:15pm PT
I leave in two hours for The Meadows. This couldn't have been a more awesome way to end a hectic day at work. I get one long weekend there a year....and its always pure magic. Thanks for the show.
em kn0t

Trad climber
isle of wyde
  Sep 7, 2011 - 08:17pm PT
whatever your secret ingredient ... the results are
STUNNING!!!!
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
  Sep 7, 2011 - 08:19pm PT
Very nice Roy! Was this recent??? You shoulda stopped by!!!!!!!
chez

Social climber
chicago ill
  Sep 7, 2011 - 08:20pm PT
Niiiiiice
chez

Social climber
chicago ill
  Sep 7, 2011 - 08:21pm PT
are you still around?
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Author's Reply  Sep 7, 2011 - 08:33pm PT
These pictures were taken from July 29 through August 4.
Back home now for some time.
chez

Social climber
chicago ill
  Sep 7, 2011 - 08:36pm PT
you talking yet?
David Wilson

climber
CA
  Sep 7, 2011 - 08:47pm PT
great tr - really captures the tuolumne feeling. thanks for posting
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
  Sep 7, 2011 - 08:48pm PT
some fabulous shots Roy! Thanks.

there on the right. DR giving a first-hand account to Tarbuster of how...
there on the right. DR giving a first-hand account to Tarbuster of how the glaciers carved out Yosemite Valley
Credit: Mike Bolte
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Author's Reply  Sep 7, 2011 - 09:05pm PT
Yes Chez,
I am talking again!

In fact this whole presentation, from photo editing to uploading to posting was done with voice-activated software.
Totally hands-free, very tedious, time-consuming and a massive pain in the asss. But rewarding, for sure.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
  Sep 7, 2011 - 09:22pm PT
dang Roy, that's some serious effort for a TR.


thx for postin that rig
Dirka

Trad climber
Hustle City
  Sep 7, 2011 - 09:31pm PT
Beautiful shots, TFPU!
eKat

Trad climber
  Sep 7, 2011 - 09:51pm PT
YayRoyBoyToy!

TFPU!
J. Werlin

Social climber
Cedaredge, CO
  Sep 7, 2011 - 10:21pm PT
My god, man.

Epic.

You are a class act T-bust.
Nick

climber
portland, Oregon
  Sep 7, 2011 - 10:22pm PT
Beautiful!

Thanks Roy.

Nick
F10

Trad climber
Bishop
  Sep 7, 2011 - 10:50pm PT
Awesome
johntp

Trad climber
socal
  Sep 7, 2011 - 10:59pm PT
Nice. Thanks for going to the efort to put this up. Tuolumne is truly a magical place.
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
  Sep 7, 2011 - 11:25pm PT
That's a right nice family vacation and the best photos in awhile.
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
  Sep 7, 2011 - 11:31pm PT
<3 Tarbousier.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
  Sep 7, 2011 - 11:34pm PT
Thanks Buster...The pictures are really inspiring...Love the Mono Lake pictures..Very Lucid..
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
  Sep 7, 2011 - 11:48pm PT
thanks for the great romp Roy!
213

climber
Where the Froude number often >> 1
  Sep 7, 2011 - 11:49pm PT
SUPER! Great photos, scenery and route selection; fun for everyone!
john hansen

climber
  Sep 8, 2011 - 12:14am PT
That third photo from the end is way cool.

Thanks.
Joe

Social climber
Santa Cruz
  Sep 8, 2011 - 12:01am PT
really nice photos...thanks for sharing...
LongAgo

Trad climber
  Sep 8, 2011 - 12:07am PT
Suddenly I'm in love with two young women I don't even know, and then there's the expansive rush of juice from all the views and feel of the clean, bright, knobby rock made for us to go and go over it.

Don't know how much more alive one can be than in that place..

Tom Higgins
LongAgo
Captain...or Skully

climber
in the oil patch...Fricken Bakken, that's where
  Sep 8, 2011 - 12:44am PT
The Goods. Right on Tarbuster. Muchas 'Gracias.
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
  Sep 8, 2011 - 12:49am PT
Wow...spectacular pictures....thanks for taking ..the pain in the ass time.. to post them up.
TMJesse

Mountain climber
Olympia, WA
  Sep 8, 2011 - 12:53am PT
Now I know where to go to get the Tuolumne feeling: this TR. Thanks a million, Roy.
cowpoke

climber
  Sep 8, 2011 - 07:55am PT
gorgeous.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
  Sep 8, 2011 - 08:30am PT
Perf.
O.D.

Trad climber
LA LA Land
  Sep 8, 2011 - 08:39am PT
Suuuuuu-perb!
Reeotch

climber
4 Corners Area
  Sep 8, 2011 - 08:44am PT
Thanks for bringing back many fond memories of Tuolomne and the East Side.

Can't get much closer to heaven . . .
O.D.

Trad climber
LA LA Land
  Sep 8, 2011 - 08:47am PT
By the way, Tarbuster, if you ever get into a situation where you're concerned about rockfall, there are options...

Credit: Grainger.com
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
  Sep 8, 2011 - 08:58am PT
What a beautiful connection you gave us.
Coming back to this again and again will be its own reward.

Much appreciated!

Cheers,
DD
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
  Sep 8, 2011 - 09:15am PT
Best thread on the Taco! Thanks Roy!
goatboy smellz

climber
लघिमा
  Sep 8, 2011 - 11:20am PT
great photos Roy!
scuffy b

climber
heading slowly NNW
  Sep 8, 2011 - 11:31am PT
Great stuff, Roy.
Your captions are like the baton of an experienced conductor.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
  Sep 8, 2011 - 11:35am PT
Cool sh#t Roy!
tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
  Sep 8, 2011 - 05:24pm PT
Great photos, they deserve to be on page 1!

I've been seriously jonesen for a trip to the meadows, these pics make me really miss them.
this just in

climber
north fork
  Sep 8, 2011 - 05:31pm PT
Sheet yeah that is a great trip and report, thanks for all the photos.
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
  Sep 8, 2011 - 05:50pm PT
What beautiful photos! Thanks for taking them and posting for the rest of us.
billygoat

climber
Pees on beard to seek mates.
  Sep 8, 2011 - 06:10pm PT
Here's the best thing I've seen on here in a long time. Days with Doug; damn lucky to have those!
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Sep 8, 2011 - 06:27pm PT
Thanks so much Tar baby, nice pics!!!!!!!!!
Double D

climber
  Sep 8, 2011 - 11:27pm PT
tunning images Roy... damn you're making me homesick!

Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
  Sep 9, 2011 - 01:20am PT
Great shots.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
  Sep 9, 2011 - 08:08am PT
Any photos of the indian fry bread..?
martygarrison

Trad climber
Washington DC
  Sep 9, 2011 - 09:30am PT
wow, great pics! thank you
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
  Sep 9, 2011 - 10:18am PT

Pretty AWESOME, Roy. Who're all the people?
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
  Sep 9, 2011 - 10:19am PT
Beautiful! Roy how are your hands these days dude?
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
  Sep 9, 2011 - 11:15am PT
Amazing pictures! This one deserves to be on the cover of a guidebook. I bet DR was fine just sitting right there, couldn't be much better.

stunning
stunning
Credit: ydpl8s
G_Gnome

Trad climber
Cali
  Sep 9, 2011 - 12:22pm PT
Nice report Roy! Nice to see you and Helga again and to meet DR for the first time. It's good to see you looking healthier!!! Keep at it and I hope to see you again soon.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
  Sep 9, 2011 - 01:26pm PT
Great report, thank you for posting!
JOEY.F

Gym climber
It's not rocket surgery
  Sep 9, 2011 - 01:57pm PT
Just Great Tarbuster. Thanks for the photos!
Katie MacInnis McCoy

Social climber
Seattle, WA
  Sep 9, 2011 - 07:44pm PT
Really stunning photos. Thank you for sharing them - I felt like I was there and the warmth of the sun and the cool sand and the smooth granite. Really beautiful job.
Sewellymon

climber
.....in a single wide......
  Sep 9, 2011 - 08:21pm PT
Roy delivers the goods. Bravo!
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
  Sep 9, 2011 - 09:13pm PT
Thanks for the GUD stuff!
MH2

climber
  Sep 9, 2011 - 09:18pm PT
For a guy who wasn't talking (?) you said (?) a lot and it meant a lot.
Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
  Sep 10, 2011 - 11:51am PT

Really nice shots, Roy.

A trip like that revives the spirit.

Rick
Zander

climber
  Sep 10, 2011 - 01:10pm PT
Great stuff Tar!
Thank you.
Z
Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
  Sep 10, 2011 - 01:39pm PT
quality shots!!!
tom Carter

Social climber
  Sep 11, 2011 - 08:32pm PT
That you Roy??? ...or your stunt double???

Either way nice essay!
tenesmus

Trad climber
slc
  Sep 11, 2011 - 11:02pm PT
Love it! And some of these belong in the hot wives thread.
Mimi

climber
  Sep 11, 2011 - 11:16pm PT
Wow and awesome and awesome and wow!!!!!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
  Sep 11, 2011 - 11:23pm PT
Very nice, you youngsters sure do know how to have fun.
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
  Sep 11, 2011 - 11:31pm PT
Thank you...thank you...THANK YOU!!
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
  Sep 13, 2011 - 12:51pm PT
That is way nice! I have to get back there soon!
Bruce Brossman

Trad climber
Flagstaff
  Sep 13, 2011 - 06:42pm PT
Wow, Roy Boy, Carter, Robinson and all, looks like a beautiful trip! Really brought back memories. Grand Canyon is beautiful but can't touch Tuolumne.
Thanks Roy for taking the time to put this together. Best to all. BB
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Author's Reply  Sep 13, 2011 - 07:22pm PT
Wow is right!
Super nice to hear from you Bruce.

Those were the days, no? Good living; the best really.
It was fun to go back this year and to see a few of the usual suspects: Stockwell, Falkenstein, Messick, Kauk, Yerian.

Steve W asked who the people are from the pictures.

Myself, Helga, Maz, Carter, Robinson, Haan:
(Helga's daughter Claire took the photo)

tom Carter

Social climber
  Sep 16, 2011 - 10:53am PT
Wow Roy you brought out Bruce!

Hey BB great to hear from you.

Get reports from Rick Stockwell now and then.

Thanks for all those times up there- quite a period, and what a crew!

TC
scuffy b

climber
heading slowly NNW
  Sep 16, 2011 - 11:37am PT
It's still great. Thanks, Roy
nutjob

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
  Sep 16, 2011 - 05:25pm PT
Bumpola for some pretty pics! It's like a little shot of being there to keep me going :)
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
  Sep 16, 2011 - 05:44pm PT
Great photo TR
wendy borgerd

Trad climber
oregon
  Sep 16, 2011 - 11:52pm PT
Thank you for sharing. What a lovely slideshow! It was like going home to the good old days on the East Side. I'm thinking it's time for another round!
eKat

Trad climber
  Sep 16, 2011 - 11:54pm PT
BRUCE BROSSMAN?

HohMahn.

Nice to see ya!

ox

Brockman
Kathy D.

Trad climber
San Francisco
  Sep 17, 2011 - 12:02am PT
Great pictures, its been a long time since I've been in Tuolumne.
Mark Rodell

Trad climber
Bangkok
  Sep 17, 2011 - 12:12am PT
Fantastic TR. Love the diversity of shots. And hello Bruce.
The user formerly known as stzzo

climber
Sneaking up behind you
  Sep 17, 2011 - 12:14am PT
Bump for beautiful photos.
eKat

Trad climber
  Sep 17, 2011 - 12:17am PT
WENDY BORGERD?

Hi!

Kath (from Tamarack)
__e Whitehouse

Social climber
Ouray, colorado
  Sep 29, 2011 - 10:44pm PT
way to go roy
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Old West Crackramento
  Sep 29, 2011 - 10:52pm PT
I like it! That's what it's all about! Beautiful family!
__e Whitehouse

Social climber
Ouray, colorado
  Sep 29, 2011 - 11:02pm PT
already said 'em: way to go roy!
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Author's Reply  Oct 1, 2011 - 12:05pm PT
I’m very grateful to have been able to do some approaching and climb those 5.7s and 5.8s !!!

In answer to your question Dr. F:
These activities in no way indicate the complexion of my daily experience. Pulling something like this off requires lots of pain management and I now have far more false starts than successes. For example, I began and finished this trip by using a wheelchair. Much thanks to Peter Haan for helping out with that strategy.

Thanks everyone for all the nice comments.
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
  Oct 1, 2011 - 12:21pm PT
Thank you for sharing. What a lovely slideshow! It was like going home to the good old days on the East Side. I'm thinking it's time for another round!

Wendy!! Hi from Tom Patterson!
__e Whitehouse

Social climber
Ouray, colorado
  Oct 10, 2011 - 09:18pm PT
overheard: "Who's Roy"?
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Author's Reply  Oct 10, 2011 - 10:42pm PT
I’m not sure Annie, but here are some clues:


































'Hope that helps.
What a nice surprise to hear from you !!!
scuffy b

climber
heading slowly NNW
  Oct 12, 2011 - 02:29pm PT
And Annie too! When did you get here?
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