Monday, November 17, 2014

El Cap with Roger Brown

The West Face of El Capiton

Roger Brown jugging on the West Face of El Capiton

Big Wall gear....and a lot of it.

Doug leading a aid pitch on the West Face

On the bivy ledge.

Midnight snack !

Roger Brown - Yosemites Bolt Master !

Roger cleaning a pitch high on the West Face

North Peak Ice in great conditions !

North Peak Ice, with Mark Stepovitch

 Doug and Mark on the hike  to North Peak

 Mark at the base of N Peak with the left and center ice above.

 The center and right couloir of North Peak

 Mark on great ice, the start of the right couloir

Mark on steep ice on North Peak !

Sept 2011, North Peak was in GREAT condition.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Carson Peak, 10,909, Christmas Ridge Route, March 2014

Carson Peak, 10,909,  Christmas Ridge Route,  March 2014

 Keith Bortle skiing up to the start of Christmas Ridge

 Keith in deep snow approaching the route.

 Doug at the belay .

 Christmas Ridge has very colorful rock !

The Benton Crags, Oct 2013

The Benton Crags,  Oct 2013

 Doug and Chris on Tube.

 Mark S, a true poseur !

 Chris at the Benton Crags, always a beautiful and quite place.

Mark, Chris, and Doug on Psycho Chicken, 5.8

Granite Basin with Chase, Oct 2013

Granite Basin with Chase, Oct 2013

On top of Hair Raiser Buttress

Chase on P1 of the Clevenger Route

Chase on his first rappel !

Climbing near Ellery Lake

Lone Pine Peak, Sept 2013

Lone Pine Peak,   Sept 2013

High on Lone Pine Peak ! 

Great rock and views !

Doug on Lone Pine Peak 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

North Peak with Tim Dobbins, Sept 2013

North Peak with Tim Dobbins,  Sept 2013

 Tim on the approach to the ice of North Peak

 Tim following a pitch of ice !

Even on a low snow year, the ice has been very good

Tim Dobbins on top of the ice climb

Doug and Tim on top of North Peak

Mt Conness with the glacier below

Temple Crag in fantastic weather, Aug 2013

 Huy and I had the most beautiful weather

Doug on Temple Crag

The Incredible Hulk, July 2013

The Incredible Hulk, July 2013

                                                 Doug and David approaching the Hulk.

                                                         This was a great flower year !

                                                    David following a pitch on the Hulk

                                             David Hopp, a great day of climbing with a friend

                                                        David leading a pitch on the Hulk