icmtns Posted March 13, 2011 Share Posted March 13, 2011 Trip: Tuolumne, Yosemite, Red Rock, Zion, Indian Creek - Lots Date: 8/30/2010 Trip Report: After climbing Denali in Alaska, then spending our summer in the alpine of Washington and Crags of Squamish. We spent a month traveling from California, to Nevada, to Utah. Stopping in: Yosemite, Tuolumne, Red Rock Canyon, Zion, The Grand Canyon, and Indian Creek. In addition to the canyons, these are the routes we climbed: (#pitches, grade and *if was a standout route) Yosemite-Tuolume Meadows *Fairview Dome Regular Route 5.9 (12-P) *Mathes Crest (Full Ridge from South to North walk off) 5.7 *Guide Cracks (a couple single pitch trad cracks) 5.8 Alimony Crack 5.8 (2-P) West Country 5.7 (3-P) South Crack (first 3 pitches) 5.8R *Golfer’s Route 5.7R (2-P) Holdless Horror 5.6 (4-P) Bulldozier 5.7 (3-P) Northwest Books 5.6 (2-P) (On a previous trip we climbed *West Crack 5.9 and *Cathedral Peak 5.6, just wanted to add them here because they are awesome routes) Yosemite-the valley *Central Pillar of Frenzy (Middle Cathedral) 5.9 (5-P) (AWESOME!) Mungenella 5.6 (3-P) Harry Daley 5.8 (2-P) *East Buttress of Middle Cathedral 5.9 AO (11-P) (Linked first couple pitches with 70m rope, can link whole thing if no parties in front with 70 m make the route about 6 p, topo on mountain project or supertopo forum) Royal Arches 5.7 A0 (16-P) Church Bowl Tree 10a/b (1-P) *Lazy Bum 10d (TR) *Jam Crack 5.9 (2-P) *Bishops Terrace 5.8 (2-P, did as one) Red Rock Canyon *Dark Shadows 5.8 (4-P) *Group Therapy 5.7 (7-P) Tunnel Vision 5.7+ (6-P) *Olive Oil 5.7 (5-P) (with Jack L) Geronimo 5.6 (4-P) (with Jack L) *Ginger Cracks 5.9 (5-P) (AWESOME!!) *Black Magic 5.8 (4-P) Mud Term 5.9 (1-P) Frogland 5.8 (6-P) Couple of sport routes (3-P) Ballantine Blast 5.7 (2-P) Ragged edges 5.8 (2-P) Plan F 5.9+ (1-P) *Beulah’s Book 5.9 (3-P) (with Jack L) Solar Slab 5.6 (6-P..did most of the pitches, not all) (with Jack L) Zion and Indian Creek, didn’t spend nearly enough time here but climbed some fun routes! The best free climb at Zion was Tourist crack, there are some others that look good. We mainly focused on hiking and spending time exploring the canyons of Zion (and Grand Canyon). Zion definitely is sandbag and an experience like no other. At Indian Creek we had some weather trouble, so we only got 2 days of climbing, everything we climbed was spectacular, but hard and sustained. Donnley crag is good starter area. Everything goes at 5.9 and up and is like nothing I’ve climbed before. I would describe it as “pure, sustained and vertical crack climbing”. Hopefully will go back to Indian Creek soon! Some random photos: Gear Notes: Trad rack, tape, shoes, backpack Approach Notes: Many! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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