Trip Report
micro valley trip report
Tuesday May 7, 2013 10:54am
Had my nephew Chris visiting so took a quick trip with him and son John to the Valley. Hot on Saturday, perfect on Sunday with some overcast. First time ever seeing Yosemite for Chris. Got some nice shots of a few of the Valley standards and thought I'd post them up.

Racking up for Central Pillar
Racking up for Central Pillar
Credit: Mike Bolte
Central Pillar was busy. John heading up PI
Central Pillar was busy. John heading up PI
Credit: Mike Bolte
Ansel Evans would have approved of the boy's choice of shirt color. Ch...
Ansel Evans would have approved of the boy's choice of shirt color. Chris getting his first taste of Valley finger crack
Credit: Mike Bolte
Little roof on P3
Little roof on P3
Credit: Mike Bolte
I don't remember all these ravens in the park being there 30 years ago...
I don't remember all these ravens in the park being there 30 years ago.
Credit: Mike Bolte
Credit: Mike Bolte
La Cosita left. Best little 7 in the Valley
La Cosita left. Best little 7 in the Valley
Credit: Mike Bolte
Chris decked pretty hard off the first moves on Moby Dick Center. Jump...
Chris decked pretty hard off the first moves on Moby Dick Center. Jumped right back on it and fired.
Credit: Mike Bolte
The kids
The kids
Credit: Mike Bolte

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

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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
  May 7, 2013 - 11:23am PT
Petite, ain't it?--Yosemite Sam
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
  May 7, 2013 - 11:27am PT
Decked on the first moves of Moby Dick Center? I resemble that remark, that be some slippery sh*t.
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Author's Reply  May 7, 2013 - 02:34pm PT
Great spot to break an ankle or two. He landed on the only semi-flat, 1-foot-square rock in the little sea of big rocks down there.

Those feet at the bottom have gotten a lot more slippery over the years.
willm

Social climber
Oakland
  May 7, 2013 - 01:20pm PT
Hey! We were two parties ahead of these chaps on CPOF this Saturday. Good to see they ticked a few more classics over the weekend.
SofCookay

climber
  May 7, 2013 - 01:20pm PT
Saw you guys while we were carrying loads up to a climb - looked like the boys were having fun. Great pics!
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
  May 7, 2013 - 01:58pm PT
you're obviously
not head sick.
congratulations
on your earned im sure
clarity, and poise.
paul roehl

Boulder climber
california
  May 7, 2013 - 02:03pm PT
Great pics... classic routes! Looks like a whole lot of fun.
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
  May 7, 2013 - 02:14pm PT
One of my profs in grad school used to opine that quality times quantity is a constant. If this TR was a "mini," its quality more than made up for any lack of quantity. Thanks much.

John
nutjob

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
  May 7, 2013 - 02:40pm PT
Nice angle, composition, and timing on the shot of Moby Dick Center!
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  May 7, 2013 - 10:55pm PT
Awesome pics, thanks!!
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Author's Reply  May 10, 2013 - 02:52am PT
Thanks for the nice comments! Willm - send me a note via ST. I may have a few shots of you on Central Pillar.
scuffy b

climber
heading slowly NNW
  May 9, 2013 - 11:46am PT
Looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for the report.
Adamame

climber
Santa Cruz
  May 9, 2013 - 12:19pm PT
Looks like another sweet trip for the "Goodtime Boltes". But noticed your son wsan't wearing his helmet at the base of El Cap. I've been up above...
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Author's Reply  May 10, 2013 - 02:22am PT
built-in hard head on that boy... Spaced out the helmet

nice to see you today Adam!

Steve M. - looking forward to seeing you again soon too.
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