|El Cap at dawn from Middle Cathedral|
On day one I met up with Ana and Katlynne for a hike out to Clouds Rest from Tuolumne Meadows. We tromped through frozen patches of snow along the trail as we climbed up past granite domes towards an exposed ridge that overlooks the valley. We marveled at the massive walls below us and shared a cider and snacks before walking seven miles back to the car.
|Katlynne and cucumber|
|Views from Clouds Rest are all time!|
The next morning, Ana and I reluctantly woke well before dawn to beat the crowds on Central Pillar of Frenzy on Middle Cathedral. Not surprised to find ourselves first in line, we waited for daylight before following our friends up pitch one.
|Ana following P2 of Central Pillar|
|Cozy rappel stations- Photo Ana Ally|
|Crux crack switch of P2 on Serenity (5.10b)- Photo Khash Mortazavi|
|Ana finishing the crux pitch of Serenity (5.10d)- Photo Alison Kaplan|
|Till next time!|