April Snow in Yosemite

Apr 10th 2015 — California,National Parks,Yosemite — 8:47 am

This was the first time I’ve experienced snow in the valley since moving to El Portal last May. I am leaving soon and I’d been hoping to see some winter before then, so this was a nice bit of closure.

Yosemite Falls Sentinel Rock Three Brothers Sentinel Rock Davy Stairs Yosemite Falls Yosemite Falls Again Half Dome Glacier Point Apron

Climbing the East Buttress of El Capitan

Mar 29th 2015 — Climbing,Yosemite — 7:27 pm

The route is 1200′ tall and summits due to its starting location and El Cap’s tapering shape on its east side.

This all happened yesterday. A warm and sunny Saturday in Yosemite Valley. We didn’t see any other climbers.

Bill 3rd Pitch El Capitan Bill on 4th Pitch 8th Pitch Belay Sentinel Rock IMG_2023 Yo East Ledges Descent East Buttress

Panorama Trail

Mar 19th 2015 — Yosemite — 7:32 am

From a hike a few weeks ago.

Washington Column Yosemite Falls Half Dome P1010680 Panorama Half Dome Side Half Dome Side 2 Merced Vernal Falls

Rainy Yosemite Valley

Feb 13th 2015 — Yosemite — 10:56 am

Yosemite Falls Wall and Vernal Falls Illilouette Falls Nevada and Vernal Liberty Cap and Clouds Glacier Point Apron P1010584 Sentinel Rock Middle Cathedral Bridalveil Falls and Leaning Tower The Valley El Portal

Eagle Peak

Feb 6th 2015 — Yosemite — 10:07 am

A daring winter ascent.

Yosemite Falls Big Wall Yosemite Creek Highline Highline 2 The Valley The waterfall Middle Cascades Half Dome The Valley Half Dome Biggie Smalls Falls and moon The Moon At Night

Late Fall Rain in Yosemite

Nov 30th 2014 — Yosemite — 8:40 am

Yosemite Falls, the Merced River, and the Yosemite Valley area in the middle of November.

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Poopenaut Valley

Nov 17th 2014 — Yosemite — 6:11 pm

Got to get outside for work last Friday.

As rare these days as it is appreciated.

El Portal Hetch Hetchy Poopenaut 1 Poopenaut 2 Poopenaut 3 Poopenaut 4 Poopenaut 5 Poopenaut 5 Poopenaut 5

Yosemite Fall Storm

Nov 3rd 2014 — Yosemite — 6:23 pm

_JMS2873 The Rostrum Leidig Meadow Cook's Meadow _JMS2953 _JMS2962 _JMS2970 _JMS2974 _JMS2986 _JMS3004 _JMS3049 _JMS3058 _JMS3060 _JMS3067 Rocks

Yosemite Fall

Nov 2nd 2014 — Yosemite — 7:46 am

I have decided that October is my favorite month of the year.

El Cap The Merced Leconte Memorial Lodge Wash Col and North Dome El Portal Mist Trail 1 Mist Trail 2 Mist Trail 3 Half Dome Southside

El Capitan – East Ledges Descent

Oct 27th 2014 — California,Climbing,Walls,Yosemite — 8:38 am

The East Ledges descent is the quickest way to get down off the top of El Cap.

We were sitting under the rainfly on the summit trying to wait out the rain, and decided we were just going to get colder if we didn’t start moving.

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The Nose, The Final Pitches

Oct 26th 2014 — California,Climbing,Walls,Yosemite — 6:25 am

Climbing from Camp 6 to the top. Once again narrowly avoiding getting rained on while we were climbing.

Ledge Overhead Carrboro Dude View At belay Last Pitch 1 Last Pitch 2 Last Move Michael Top Richard Top

An El Cap Evening

Oct 22nd 2014 — California,Climbing,Walls,Yosemite — 12:01 pm

The pictures are from our third and final night up there.

Currently it is the 3rd week in October and I have been living in the area since May 19th. There haven’t been more than 6 days that saw considerable rain during that time frame. Somehow we managed to be on El Cap for 3 of them.

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(Still) Climbing the Nose, El Capitan

Oct 19th 2014 — California,Climbing,Walls,Yosemite — 8:42 am

The climbing on day 3.

Started out at Camp 4 and ended up at Camp 6.

01_camp_4_first_light DCIM100GOPRO 03_richard_great_roof_looking_down 04_richard_great_roof_follow 05_great_roof_belay_from_tom 06_michael_great_roof_belay_selfie 07_great_roof_belay_looking_down 08_richard_pancake_flake 09_richard_pancake_flake_from_tom DCIM100GOPRO 11_michael_leading_from_tom 12_richard_ledge_rain

Climbing The Nose, El Capitan

Oct 17th 2014 — California,Climbing,Walls,Yosemite — 8:53 pm

4 days and 3 nights at the end of September.

These pictures are from the first 2 days.

The photos of us on the wall are courtesy of Tom Evans at www.elcapreport.com.

Big thanks to Richard for being such a cool dude and great climbing partner.

01_Dolt_tower 02_El_Cap_tower_selfie 03_el_cap_tower_clouds 04_el_cap_tower_bivy 05_texas_flake 06_Richard_Boot_flake DCIM100GOPRO 08_michael_king_swing DCIM100GOPRO 10_belay_before_camp_4 11_Richard_camp_four 12_Richard_climb

Cathedral Peak

Oct 12th 2014 — California,Climbing,Yosemite — 9:54 am

The Friday after the hang glider morning Sean and I climbed Cathedral Peak. The climbing is all quite mild but the setting is pretty special.

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