Teresa and I had planned to go for hike in Yosemite, but this week was free admission week, so it was going to be crazy there. I showed her the description for the Tree Route at Dome rock "best 5.6 in the USA", well that's an endorsement
Me - How do you feel about going to Dome Rock tomorrow? Its a 2.5 hour drive.
Teresa - Sounds fun!
Me - There is a possibility the road is not open , and we will have to walk in.
Teresa - That's fine
That' why I love my wife, 2.5 hour drive, possibility of failure drive to a closed road, and she is still down!
We had a late start on Sunday, hitting the highway at 9am. After a long drive, and a very twisty road, we ran into the being road closed! Teresa was undaunted. We had wanted to hike anyways, and with road closed, it was pretty much assured that we would have to climb to ourselves!
|This is not a problem|
|Good advice. Being the only humans nearby, nothing we had to worry about!|
We headed down a drainage towards the base of the dome. In typical Cory fashion, I chose the wrong way, and we ended up on a level II bushwhack.
|Cory style approach|
|This looks like a bad-ass climb.|
|Start of the tree route. Perfect hand crack to start|
|Teresa on pitch 1|
|Start of the money pitch|
|Teresa almost up pitch 2|
|Views of the Needles|
|Before the crux|
|Did I bring enough cams?|
Another weekend, another little adventure. Next week its back into the alpine, for a shot at another 14,000' peak
|Is this what life is all about?|