Fast forward 1 week, I get a message from Mitchell Quiring, a young climber who I met on Matthes Crest a couple of weeks ago, and a friend of Troy and Michael. He was looking to go climbing, sweet, Moro rock round 2.
|South Face - 7 pitches of 5.fun|
|Looking up at the 1st pitch (little tree up above is the start)|
|My finger looks weird|
|Mitchell managing the rope on the bush-whack pitch.|
|Mitchell at the top of pitch 2|
|The rest of the climb looms above us|
|Mitchell takes the sharp end|
|The green headwall|
|Mitchell heading into the fun pitch.|
|Mitchell toping out the chimney pitch|
|Cool views of Castle rocks|
|Best part of climbing - New friends!|
|Looking down on pitch 5|
|Santa Barbra dudes on the slab pitch|
|Mitchell on the class 2 slabs|
|Class 2 slabs|
A great day, awesome t climb with Mitchell, for sure a psyched talented climber, lots of potential for many future cool trips!
On Sunday, it was time for some endurance. With Teresa coming to climb Pico de Orizaba in December, she has signed on for 15 weeks of training.
As a start, we went to Mineral King to do a nice big hike into Franklin Pass. A 17 mile round trip hike past some great alpine lakes to an elevation of 11,000'.
I love Mineral King, its so quiet, and such a beautiful place.
|Start of the hike. Spirits are high|
We headed up towards Farewell gap, then took a fork towards Franklin pass. On the way we spied some cute grouse.
|Looking down at Franklin lakes|
|Florence Peak above Franklin pass|
|Teresa coming down Franklin pass|