Saturday, November 30, 2019

The Velveteen Rabbit

 Dave in Black Velvet Canyon, gearing up for The Velveteen Rabbit

 Velveteen Rabbit Pitch 1

 The beautiful corner on Pitch 2

 Eyeing up the big roof on Pitch 3

 Gettin' wild on the roof!

Dave starts Geriatrics, with the main BV Wall behind 

 Geriatrics Pitch 2

Geriatrics Pitch 3


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Alpine Ramblers

Red Baron Tower

 Joel on Red Baron
Fred Beckey's Route 1972!

 Joel stemming the crux on Red Baron

 Looking down to the Owens Valley from Red Baron Tower

Early July at Minaret Lake and Clyde Minaret 

 Tad sneaking up on Clyde

 Tad scopes ahead on Clyde


Happy times!

Clyde Summit  

 Scrambling off Clyde at sunset, with Michael Minaret poking out

 Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite

 The Nightengale Arete of Vogelsang Peak

 Kai starting up the Nightengale

 The amazing knobby upper ridge of the Nightengale Arete

 Kai on top of Vogelsang Peak
Half Dome behind

 Mt Goode, North Face

Abel starting up the North Buttress

 Launching into Sky Pilot on Mt Goode

Sky Pilot

 Abel links into the crux on Sky Pilot

 Sizing up the crux on Sky Pilot

Abel starts the 'Pretty Flower Splitter'

Digging in on the "Pretty Flower Splitter'

Sky Pilot

Looking down on the "Pretty Flower Splitter'

A wild gendarme on the summit ridge of Mt Goode

Summit of Mt Goode, looking down to Bishop

See ya next time!

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Trout Fishin'

Captain Trout's on the team!

 Destination Spire, Sedona AZ
Direct Flight climbs the steep shady wall on the right beeline to the top

 Trout begins the journey on Pitch 1 of Direct Flight

Gone fishin' on Pitch 2 patina

Throwing the line on the double cracks of P3

Troutman trolling on Direct Flight

Hooked into a big one!

 Trout gives praise on top of Destination Spire
Oak Creek Spire behind

 Anchors away on the first rap!

Towers in Marg's Draw, Sedona
Self Loathing National Monument is the little summit in center

Self Loathing NM
Rotor Rampage climbs the corner then left to the splitter crack

Trout launches into Rotor Rampage

 Cruising speed on the mega-corner of Pitch 2

Gaining altitude on Pitch 3, splitter thin-hands

Sticking the traverse on P3, high over Oak Creek Village

Above the flight deck on Self Loathing National Monument

The legendary Troutman

Courthouse Butte, Justice of the Peace

Trout in session on Pitch 1

Trials begin on the bouldery crux of Pitch 2

 Heading into the pillar splitter crack


The amazing pillar splitter

Getting serious past the Man-eater Roofs

Trout presents the evidence on the giant roof traverse on Pitch 4

 Still goin!

So high right now!

Closing statement on the JB traverse,
Looking north to Sedona

Please rise! The headwall pitch

Verdict: Not Guilty
'Y'all gotta feel me'