Saturday -- Doggy Dome! One of the less frequented crags in Shuteye ridge, I really did not want crowds, so we avoided the more popular venues.
I had tried to find this one before, but got lost in the bush. This time we went armed with a GPS, making the approach much easier, but still a bit of a bush-whack!
|Teresa on the approach|
|Doggy Dome. Amazing water runnels and a bad-ass crack|
|Doggy at Doggy Dome|
We climbed a few routes. First I totally wussed out on a run-out 5.6, I was not mentally prepared for a 30 meter run out, so I down climbed a bailed off my last bit of pro. This is supposed to be a rest weekend, sheesh. Then over to a well protected 5.9, much better!
|Teresa coming up the 5.9|
|On the way down.|
|Hands to off-width.|
|Ouch! Should have brought the tape!|
|That was fun|
|Ready to go home sleepy head?|
Teresa wanted to go for a hike, we wanted somewhere not so crowded, so we settled on Kings Canyon. The plan was to hike up the Don Cecil trail to summit Lookout Peak. ~ 11-12 miles, 4,000' elevation gain, it would take us a few hours, but no the whole day. Perfect.
|That's the trail!|
|Weirdo micorwave thingy|
|Bunner on the summit|
Then backdown for some beers at the lodge. Best part of hiking in the National Parks
Who am I going to climb with? Teresa wants to garden, Troy and Michael are working, Jared is off somewhere. So I e-mailed Brandon Nunez, a guys I had climbed with a long time ago. He was down. Brandon is relatively new to climbing so I choose a friendly, but fun objective -- Big Sleep. Big Sleep is a 1000' tall slab with a couple of easy routes on it.
|Big Sleep. 1000' of slabby goodness|
|So fun and relaxing!|