Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tuolumne Meadows top ropes River Wall- September 3, 2010

Adam and Yumi's wedding was on Sept 4th in Yosemite, so we left Boulder on the 2nd and camped just past Salt Lake City. On the 3rd, we drove over Tioga Pass through Tuolumne Meadows. Fortunately, Ken had a Tuolumne Meadows top rope guide, so at about 5pm we headed to River Wall which was about 15 minutes from the road and had bolt anchors. We found our way there but found the bolt anchors were difficult to access, so we built a gear anchor and lowered to the bolts at the top of a 5.9 and 5.11a. The views were spectacular!

River Wall
Anja on the 5.9
Ken on the 11a
Anja on the 11a
Both climbs were nice and we were back on the road in about 2.5 hours -- just in time to catch sunset on Half Dome from Olmsted Point.

We arrived at Lower Pines Campground in Yosemite Valley at about 9 pm. At 10 pm we were quickly in trouble with the rangers for having a fire past 10 pm and being too loud. Oops! To muffle our voices and laughter Greg, Bill, Dave, Cat, Roger, Anja, and Ken all piled into the van.

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