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[TR] yosemite moderates - 6/18/2009

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Trip: yosemite moderates -


Date: 6/18/2009


Trip Report:

My wife Sue, my son Clint and his buddy Craig and I had a great trip to


Yosemite last week. My favorite routes this trip were Harry Daley,


Sunnyside Bench Jam crack and Reeds Pinnacle.


My wife Sue following After Seven on Manure Pile buttress 29 years


after we first climbed it together.



My son Clint belaying his mom up After Seven.



Clint following first pitch of Nutcracker. We didn't actually climb


nutcracker. I backed off the 5.9 Nutcracker start and had to climb 2


pitches up Nutcracker to get above the 5.9 start so I could rap down


and rescue my back off gear.



Me and Sue, still climbing together after all these years.




Crystal, a jtree friend, following Harry Daley 5.8




Crystal belaying Craig up Harry Daley





Crystal and I at Harry Daley Belay. Gotta love women who climb in









Craig leading Son of Sam, 5.9 on the Yosemite Apron




Crystal following Reed's Pinnacle Direct in a dress.



John following second pitch of Reeds Direct. Reeds is a very lovely 10a


climb. It's not technically hard, just so continuous and vertical that it


wears you down. I had to hang twice when I simply ran out of power. I


need to work on my pullup power so I'm stronger.




Crystal following Sunnyside bench jamcrack 5.9.



Sunbather at the swimming hole above the Awanee, below Serenity


crack. The water pours 2000 feet down the cliffs and fills a couple


natural "hot tubs" just below Serenity crack.



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"Me and Sue, still climbing together after all these years."


That's awesome! Nice TR, I'm heading down there with my boys on Wed.

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