Andy flew in from New York on his week off from med school. We were supposed to tackle Banner Peak in the Eastern Sierra but the weather had us settle for hiking Pinnacles, climbing at Castle Rock, and summiting Mission Peak. We made do.
The following weekend Ethan and I went to Lover's to practice some trad work on the nice and easy Knapsack Crack (5.5, three pitches). We swung leads and climbed it twice so each of us led every pitch. I was happy with how we did for the most part but damn was it hot. Also trad is still scary sometimes, even on 5.5, where falling is not a good idea.
Overall a great couple trips. I'll have to get back to Tahoe when there's a bit less sun.