Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Stairway to Heaven, Provo Utah, December 2008.

Utah Trip, July 2009.

Half Dome, Regular Northwest Face, Yosemite. August 3, 2009.

I forgot the sleeping bags. . .

We approached the route up the Death Slabs. 5 hours.

We started at 5 a.m., and Susie led the first half of the route.

I led the second half of the route, starting at the Robbin's Traverse.
On top of the chimneys, pitch 14.

Going up to Big Sandy Ledge, pitch 17.
Talking to Mr. Olsen. We had the phone because I was expecting a call for a job interview that morning.
Zig Zags, pitch 18.

Just after Thank God Ledge, pitch 21. Only two more pitches to go.

Summit at 9 pm. 16 hours of climbing.
Descending the cables.
This is the pile of gloves left at the base of the cables.

Astroman 5.11c, Washington Column Yosemite. July 3, 2009

Enduro Corner, 5.11c.
Susie leading up the 4th pitch, 5.10.
Staircase Flake, Pitch 5, going up into the Harding Slot.
Harding Slot.

Ledge on top of pitch 7.
Susie leading the 5.11b Changing Corners, pitch 8.

We finished the route in 9 hours.
We were happy to find a trickle of water on the descent. We had been out of water for several hours and were hurting pretty bad.