There was only a tiny bit of snow on the approach trail and the road. The dome itself was totally clear, warm and sunny. Feeling more like Sept or Oct than December!
|Approaching Fresno Dome|
|The only snow -- in the shade on the North side of the dome|
Last weekend Teresa, Michelle Johnson, Penny and Bart headed out for a mellow day of climbing. First off was - Giggity Giggity, and enjoyable 5.8 face and crack climb
|Michelle on Giggity giggity.|
We then set up a top-rope on "Bitch Stewie" (5.11+) - a delightful corner/crack system with a tricky stem box start. Very fun.
|Michelle in the stem crux of Bitch Stewie (5.11+)|
The next weekend, the weather still great. Back to Fresno Dome. Since I did not get to complete Mule Train, which is one of the classic old routes on Fresno Dome, Teresa and I decided to head back and climb the whole route to the summit (Mule Train, II, 5.9 PG13)
|Teresa climbs up a sea of chicken heads|
|Time Lapse - 5.11b|
|Old bolt on the West Face|
|Routes on the West face!|
|Bye Fresno Dome and your beautiful Pine Cones!|