The semi-annual trip continues for the third (?) year. Join us for hard approaches but easy climbing [masked]) on Tuolumne-like domes. This is an outing for people who are familiar with lead climbing (sport or traditional) and are comfortable leading in these easy grades. However, these are 1-5 pitch FACE climbs, meaning lots of smearing and poor to no handholds on low to medium angle face. Rock is like North Dome or Fairview. Some of the best granite but without the crowds of Yosemite. Most climbs are well protected with bolts and some gear placements. There are lots of 1-2 pitch climbs if you want to do something shorter as well. This is a large area with many options.
This is not an ideal trip for first time leaders, but if you have lead climbed a few times already, there are sport and trad routes here for you to climb! Beta to follow for those who sign up.
Climbing gear: Smearing shoes, comfortable harness, rope (2 ropes are required to access these routes on rappel. Climbers can pair up to get two ropes for each climbing team).
Rack- Quickdraws (up to 12 per sport pitch and anchors) and trad rack to 3 inches if you have one.
Water bottles: 2-4 liters for the day. Climbs are in the sun all day, you will need lots of water to stay comfortable.
Hat and Helmet
Comfortable climbing pack to carry lunch and water on the wall.
Long pants for bushwhacking approach
Camping: Camping at Natl Forest campground. South Shore Campground is on the reservoir ($22/ night split among the group) and has potable water and pit toilets. Dispersed camping (free) in the forest is an option. You will need a way to transport/purify water if camping in the forest.
Bring overnight camping gear, remember your headlamp.
Food: Bring what you can, we will be cooking on stoves at a campground with potable water. Weather: Sunny and warm, hopefully good breeze. 45-90 degrees F. No campfires please. Conditions are still super dry out there. Please bring your commitment to adventure!
Beta to follow for those who sign up.