I took my friends Mike and Maria up Southeast Buttress on a day climb from the Bay Area. At this point, I lost count of how many times I climbed this route. Probably five or six...
Mellow and not so crowded day
Easy approach, fun climbing, beautiful views!
Speedily climbed the mountaineer's route. Use some trad on last pitch of summit block. Perfect day!
There was a huge group of us that climbed the mountain very late in the day. I was the very last person to reach the summit, and was able to crest just as the sun was setting. The mountains were shadowed out, but the sky was this fiery red. We rappelled in the dark, and it was a fantastic time.
Great day trip with Peter Green. Ran out of time for the North face of Eichorn Pinnacle. Guess that means a return trip is in order!
The day prior an acquaintance from the yarts buss and I soloed the descent route and decided to climb the SE Buttress the next day. It was my first trad route, I had only sport and gym experience prior. It was awesome. soloing the summit block the prior day was fun but scary, and we protected the down climb after climbing the SE Buttress.
climbed via se buttress as part of a 5 1/2 week tou of California and Utah. Excellent fun, sorryo the other teams for being a bit too slow as a party of 3.
Did this fantastic route on day 2 of our first trip out to Tuolumne from Sacramento. The approach was beautiful and quite an easy stroll. The climbing was fun and fairly consistent in difficulty and the views were spectacular. We saw two nice marmots at the base of the climb. The descent was quick and straightforward. A classic all the way.
1st fully roped ascent of a peak. had a great time. Like a line for a ride at disneyland on the last pitch. I think we waited 30 minutes for our turn :)
This day was supposed to be a hike with Matthew Holliman, but a coyote derailed his plans, and he recked his car. No worries, I summited, and enjpyed the spectacular peak. Can't wait to do this with Bob solo.
Climbed the southeast buttress with Seth V. Very fun times with great views.
Led two friends, on a beautiful October day.
SE BUTTRESS WITH DON PALMER
and beautiful views.
Lucked out... only two other parties on the peak all morning. Great climb. Very beautiful. Combined it with Eichorn Pinnacle ascent.
First rock climb in Tuolomme Meadows. Such an aestetic peak.
My first roped ascent of a peak. Not crowded back in 1985! From Budd Lake - I think we did West Face and up crack in south of summit block.
Lots of congestion on the last pitch
Great climb. Lived up to all the advertisment. A Tuesday in late September, and still had 3 other parties near by. Didn't lead the chimney pitch too gracefully though ... :-) The rest of the climb rocked. With GregS - thanks Bro!
My fifth trad route - we climbed with three and split the leads. A clusterf**** of very cool and interesting people. As the smallest of the crew I got to lead the chimney... my first chimney and it was so much fun!! Perfect rock, incredible views, great lead for beginners. The summit block scared me a bit -- not a huge fan of downclimbing. But a great learning experience!