Trip Report
Whitemeat is back... Sorta...
Thursday August 7, 2014 8:37am
Well, as many of you know, I broke my ankle on my first day of summer. It was the first day of my season of climbing in yosemite that I had been waiting for for 180 school days of hell! So as you can imagen on day 1 I was SOOOO stoked for climbing, and it was the NA wall. I fell 30 feet up and broke my ankle :( season over!...

... until now!

I got my cast off on the 21st of july. And have just started being able to hike pretty well. So to the mountains I go in search of hiking and VERY easy rock climbing in the high country.

the el cap lie back!
the el cap lie back!
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We had mount emerson in mind but were shut down due to rain. It was still a very fun hike and a good adventure! We checked out the base and are coming back soon as it looks like much fun!

the trail to emerson
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base of a wet, rainy mount emerson.
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Then on day 2 we hiked out to north dome! A hike we have done before and liked. we stopped at indian rock for the first time and that was very radical! And proceeded on to the dome.. we herd 2 HUGE bomb type sounds that echoed in the park. My guess was they are blasting rock to build a road or something.

Indian rock on the way to north dome
Indian rock on the way to north dome
Credit: whitemeat
Credit: whitemeat

So, on our next day, we had dreams of north ridge of mount coness, but again, due to weather, did a hike instead! So we headed up to mount hoffman! A very rad peak that we are sure to return to in the future! The thumb looks SOO fun!
going up!
going up!
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Trekking poles are my new best friends! My ankle needs em!
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getting close to the top!
getting close to the top!
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very nice spot near the top!
very nice spot near the top!
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on top!
on top!
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that thumb is awesome!
that thumb is awesome!
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Stoked!
Stoked!
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good cell reception on top!
good cell reception on top!
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Top of mount hoffman
Top of mount hoffman
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These next 2 photos are for you high sierra lovers. I see about 100 AWESOME corners and aretes that are of FA territory. So many fun hard and easy climbs I was scoping. Any info on them if people have climbed it woud be cool as I want to get up there when my ankle heals and do some new routin!
The route potential here is INSANE
The route potential here is INSANE
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more routes to do
more routes to do
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the death march down! hard on the ankle those down hills are!
the death march down! hard on the ankle those down hills are!
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The next day was the day we left. we did a presidential boulder session in the morning. saw a wingsuiter fly off somewhere near taft point. then aid climbed tree route to test out my ankle with aid climbing. Then jumped in the merced and headed home!

So thats it, 3 big fun hikes, 1 pitch of easy aid, 3 wet rainy bivys, 1 jump in a river, 1 boulder, 2 hours of starring and dreaming at el cap, and tons of other fun!

I have until august 25 to do something awesome on the captain until I have to go back to the mind control facility. So perhaps 1 el cap climb if I am lucky, but 1 thing is for shore, this fall season will be epic! many more adventures to come!


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whitemeat is a trad climber from San Luis Obispo, CA.

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johntp

Trad climber
socal
  Aug 7, 2014 - 09:07am PT
oh crap. the kid is back. Yay!
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
  Aug 7, 2014 - 10:08am PT
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WM, I know what you mean..trekking poles are the bomb for bad knees and ankles.
Good to see you getting out.....

My memory could be wrong, but i'm pretty sure..Falkenstein and Sean White's coach (Bud Keene) put up several routes on Hoffman...or was it Grant & Bud...many moons ago...


and possibly.. Brian Shoor??...Brian runs May Lake High Sierra camp. He could definitely give you any route bata.
locker

climber
STFU n00b!!!
  Aug 7, 2014 - 09:47am PT

Glad you're healing up and back on your feet...

Your enthusiasm is infectious...



Live it up man!!!...

mtnyoung

Trad climber
Twain Harte, California
  Aug 7, 2014 - 09:46am PT
Welcome back.

Glad to see you starting out with some rebuilding. Smart.

And, although I laughed at the phrase "mind control facility," don't knock school so much - over the whole course of your whole lifetime an education is one of the most valuable things you can get (and once gotten no-one can ever take it away from you even if you don't use it).
PAUL SOUZA

Trad climber
Central Valley, CA
  Aug 7, 2014 - 09:54am PT
Hey Whitey,

Glad to see that you're back at it again! Please be careful on that ankle! I want to enjoy more of your TR's with your infectious stoke for the big stone! I know that I tend to push hard right after recovering from an injury only to re-injure it or at least, stress it. Pace yourself young lad and enjoy the journey. ;)

Cheers!
SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, or In What Time Zone Am I?
  Aug 7, 2014 - 10:14am PT
Oh Mr. Whitemeat! You never cease to amaze me. As for poles...they aren't just for goofy knees and ankles. I know you're young but treat those joints kindly now and you'll get full return on your investment.

Susan
Ed H

Trad climber
Santa Rosa, CA
  Aug 7, 2014 - 10:45am PT
Welcome back! Seven replies and no grammar coaching! I still send your Lost Arrow trip report to my buddies, and also loved the wisdom teeth thread.
Dapper Dan

Trad climber
Menlo Park
  Aug 7, 2014 - 10:38am PT
lookin' good whitemeat , how tall are you BTW ? Looks like you got quite the reach lol !
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
  Aug 7, 2014 - 10:58am PT
Way to go Meat!
Like Susan says,
take it easy on your joints and don't rush the rehab.
TFPU
Tad
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
  Aug 7, 2014 - 11:09am PT
Whitemeat, are you pigeoned toedddddddd.........?
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
  Aug 7, 2014 - 11:19am PT
Hahaha, I was so interested in the writeup I didn't even notice until the end that your grammar is dramatically improved! Looks like you made excellent use of your time, and the healing is going very well. Keep havin' fun!
whitemeat

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo, CA
Author's Reply  Aug 7, 2014 - 11:21am PT
I think I am 6'5" !

As for the way my feet look in that picture, My ankle most likely felt better that way right then, I don't always do that :)

Thanks for the cool comments guys! Very great!

PS: I added 2 more pics of mount emerson!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
  Aug 7, 2014 - 11:48am PT
If the cast is off and you can walk as far as you did, don't sweat the rigors of the Captain overmuch. You know how you feel when you are ready to climb, I'm sure. You're a big boy now. Shee! Big Mike's gonna have to move over.

As far as Hoffman and routes go,

["The route potential here is INSANE."]

are you trying to get Clint involved? You will if you keep that up. :0)
labrat

Trad climber
Auburn, CA
  Aug 7, 2014 - 12:43pm PT
Trekking poles rock!
le_bruce

climber
Oakland, CA
  Aug 7, 2014 - 01:37pm PT
Nice, man. Thanks for sharing the goods. Liked this photo:

micronut

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
  Aug 7, 2014 - 01:50pm PT
I love Whitemeat and we've only met once. But his stoke is contagious. We are Facebook "friendies" and he only once begged me for prescription drugs....salt of the earth that kid.

Whitey here's some shots to stoke your fire until you return to Edjumacation.

You gotta get back out to Conness someday kid.  It's the goods.
You gotta get back out to Conness someday kid. It's the goods.
Credit: micronut

El Capitan will always be there.  Heal up and send hard and send for y...
El Capitan will always be there. Heal up and send hard and send for years and years.
Credit: micronut



Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Aug 7, 2014 - 03:04pm PT
Welcome back meat!!!
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
  Aug 7, 2014 - 07:59pm PT
Bump for Meat.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
  Aug 7, 2014 - 08:14pm PT
AWESOME TR whitemeat !!! You SOOOO have to one day climb with our Big Mike - he's taller than you.

Keep rehabbin' that ankle. Look forward to more of your trs. They rock.


Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
  Aug 7, 2014 - 08:34pm PT
Way to get back in the saddle Whitey! Nice TR.
whitemeat

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo, CA
Author's Reply  Aug 7, 2014 - 10:48pm PT
Thanks everybody!

Micro,

You da man! West ridge of cones does look very very fun!

And as for big mike, I would dig doing a "tall guy" ascent of anything! Cool dude that one!



Thanks again dudes!!
steveA

Trad climber
Wolfeboro, NH
  Aug 8, 2014 - 04:23am PT
Hey Whitemeat,

I broke my ankle, at the beginning of a season, many years ago. In fact I lost 3 climbing seasons due to injuries to both ankles.

At 68, I'm still climbing. You have many years ahead of you to enjoy the mountains!
clinker

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, California
  Aug 8, 2014 - 05:44am PT
Hey, glad ver getting to it. Who is the other whitemeat on your hike?
Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
  Aug 8, 2014 - 09:27am PT


Good to see that you're back on your feet 'meat!!
and able to use your own Muir power to get around!

Jeremy Ross

Gym climber
  Aug 8, 2014 - 01:35pm PT
Very cool.

Broken ankles suck. Looks like you're over it though so have fun!!



-JR
overwatch

climber
  Aug 8, 2014 - 01:39pm PT
Trekking poles also help warm up the arms and upper body in general before climbing.

Nice picture of Indian Rock...cool composition
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
  Aug 10, 2014 - 02:48pm PT
Right on dude. Watch out for snakes.
jonnyrig

climber
  Aug 11, 2014 - 03:17pm PT
keep at it dude.
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
  Aug 11, 2014 - 05:35pm PT
Good to hear you are on the rehab Whmeat . . . Alpine diversions are the best for rounding out the mountaineering skills.

Be careful out there.
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
  Aug 11, 2014 - 08:00pm PT
whitemeat! Good work young-sprout.

This old guy is proud of your improved grammer, and your ability to work through a season-ending injury, and post a mellow Sierra trip report.

Keep posting doeeede!
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