Trip ReportWinter in Tuolumne Aug. '10
I signed on for some harder climbs this time...
This climb has multiple challenges- gymnastic start, hard slab moves, HARD face moves, hard crack.
The 40 temps, a few snowflakes and some wind added drama. I think one fall was caused by shivering.
Numb fingers and impending hypothermia lead to (falling and) bailing after 2+ pitches. I also milked the new shoes excuse for my (lack of) performance.
I took this picture in the process of dropping the camera. It almost became the 4th to die climbing.
More sheltered and warmer- Handbook- Whizz dome
Thereafter, we retreated further, to the valley, with only intermittent need for a jacket.
The Moratorium- Shultz' ridge
Also first pitch
Third pitch- .11b tips lieback with hip scum
Forth pitch- I lead about the last 10 feet
I think I logged about 7 falls for the weekend, plus the hangs and some pulling on gear. Good to have a ropegun! And it didn't rain!
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