laurel, humprheys, matthes, tenaya, conness, clydewife is out of town - babysit my own kids for a week? - no way!
fly grandma in and head for sierra
out of az sunday 13th at 4am
got to laurel at 1pm - 5 hrs solo ctc
tried solo humprheys east arete turned around at notch
between peaklet and humprheys +- 13,100
wasnt really feeling it - 5 hr ctc
met up with apachedino
aka dustin from SP for matthes crest
we made a long day of it 14 hours ctc
up tenaya we go
7 hrs ctc
conness like finesse (at least thats how the locals said it)
8 hrs ctc north ridge
clyde minaret rock route
didnt quite summit - rejected at ?4th? class downclimb on ridgeline about 30 ft below summit - no rope with us
dustin "you doing that?"
me "?!@? no."
thou shall not die on the last day of climbing on the last 30 feet
it should be one of the climbers commandments
10 hr ctc from devils postpile
my poor guide tennies
got some sweet shots driving home
at sunset in monsoon weather