Yosemite Trip

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Yosemite Trip

Post by gus » Mon Jun 18, 2007 2:15 pm

Hey all,

Visiting Yosemite in a few weeks, and wondered if anyone had must see or must do things (other than the obvious). Looking for cool hikes, bouldering, climbs, exciting poop trails, walks on the beach and the occasional make out session. It will be the first time out their so any advice on not becoming breakfast lunch or dinner for bears while out on the trail or climbing, please let me know.


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Post by Day » Mon Jun 18, 2007 4:35 pm

Snake Dike on Half Dome is the world's coolest long, easy route. The bouldering around camp 4 is superb. Hang your food, never leave it in the car, as the bears will just let themselves in if you do. If it's too hot in the Valley hit Tuolumne Meadows for perhaps the world's best granite.

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Post by john e aragon » Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:19 pm

Tuolumne might just be better than the valley. Less cops, less tourist, less approach, less heat (summer).
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Post by TradMike » Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:23 pm

Great White Book in Tuolumne is a must do.

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Post by Buster » Wed Jun 20, 2007 8:59 am

Great White Book is a rest day activity.
North Face Rostrum is a must do.
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Post by TradMike » Wed Jun 20, 2007 10:28 am

Great White Book is a great intro into the runouts of Toulmne. 6 pitches of super clean white granite 10ft off the road. Probably one of the most soloed climbs around. It's easy but worth doing.

Cathedral Spire (Toulmne) is also sweet. You can choose the difficulty of your line to a pinnacle topout.

The big stuff in the Valley will be doable in the heat. Nice breeze up high usually. Nice climbing by the base of Yosemite Falls (one pitch sport and trad) to beat the heat on an off day.

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Post by skychick » Wed Jun 20, 2007 10:35 am

I recommend South Crack, Crescent Crack & the Tanaya Layback in Tuolumne

I've never had problems with the bears, but I did learn that a squirrel does not see a zipped-closed pack as any kind of barrier to the food or crumbs it holds. They will dig/chew/whatever though it, if you are not around to stop them.

Early in Yosemite isn't the same as early at the Red. If you are going to an easy/moderate, get there really early if you do not want to spend your day in lines/queues (both at the base and at the top of each pitch).

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Post by pigsteak » Wed Jun 20, 2007 10:53 am

early in the Red for REAL climbers is at the crag by 7 AM...they get up even earlier in Yosemite? very impressive. if you come later at the Red, you're a noob, a trad daddy, or not really a climber. I used to see folks standing around RRO until 10 AM with some wierd coffee drink (cough...cough...charlie)...man, what a waste of good daylight...

get with the program folks....starting your climbing at 9 or 10?..might as well drive back home.
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Post by Yasmeen » Wed Jun 20, 2007 10:56 am

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Post by pigsteak » Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:12 am

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Post by rhunt » Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:13 pm

well pigsteak when you have to get to the cliff early to avoid the crowds on your 5.9 proj i can see how that would suck. No thanks, I'll sleep in and get on my proj by noon-ish.
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Post by gus » Thu Jun 21, 2007 8:18 am

thanks you all for your recommendations. thanks for the heads up on the ravenous attacking squires and other vermits...

this morning i was scanning through wallet in hopes to find a dollar between receipts. turns out i found a red river out doors breakfast receipt a week before the fire. :( breakfast has not been the same since
on another note, anyone have any beta on a chill places to hang and eat inside or outside the valley?
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Post by Buster » Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:43 am

Are you going to the Valley or to the high country?
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Post by moonbeam » Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:30 am

gus wrote:...any beta on a chill places to hang and eat inside or outside the valley?
The pizza joint in the valley is really good. The little burger joint at the T. Meadows grocery store/post office is good - especially for breakfast. The gas station in Lee Vining is a super great place to eat - Shell station, I think, at the very bottom of Tioga Pass.

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