Saturday, September 6, 2008

Climbing in the Sierra

I climbed with Dave Harden in the Sierra in July.  Our day-long adventure included plenty of hiking, barefoot beaver pond crossing, drinking straight from a raging stream, steep scree hiking, 5 pitches of adventure climbing, and a great summit.  What a sweet day in the Sierra.  Regge Pole, South Face Direct (5.10).
 (Above) Regge Pole is the obvious pinnacle formation on the left side of the photo.

Dave scopes the route from the base.

Cleaning up after a flip-flop beaver pond crossing.

Dave on pitch 2.

Dave on pitch 4, where the climbing really got good.

Here's Dave in full retirement relaxation mode.

And the mandatory summit photo.  The formation behind me is the Incredible Hulk.