Yosemite Climbing April 2015

Andrew and I headed to the Valley, and I led my first pitch of Yosemite granite! It was on Munginella (5.6) and it was a blast. Andrew led the final two pitches, and afterwards we toproped Highway Star (5.10) which is a great, educational climb. 

  Andrew following my lead on pitch 1 of Munginella. A lot of it is 4th class, but there are some good liebacks and even some crack moves in there. Good times.

 

Andrew following my lead on pitch 1 of Munginella. A lot of it is 4th class, but there are some good liebacks and even some crack moves in there. Good times.

  Andrew leads off the second pitch. The bottom isn't bad, but the end of the pitch is an awkward lieback to traverse with a roof in your way. The third pitch was also led by Andrew, steep but nothing too tricky, mostly 5.6 lieback. Lost Arrow Spire is in the right of the picture.

 

Andrew leads off the second pitch. The bottom isn't bad, but the end of the pitch is an awkward lieback to traverse with a roof in your way. The third pitch was also led by Andrew, steep but nothing too tricky, mostly 5.6 lieback. Lost Arrow Spire is in the right of the picture.

  The climb ends with some good views.

 

The climb ends with some good views.