Yosemite Valley

Lost Arrow Tip

Shirley almost back at the rim with the Lost Arrow Spire in the background (June 6, 2004).

Too few trips to the Valley! Our tiny “tick list” there is nothing to be proud of. This is in large part due to the hard logistics associated with any Valley trip (camping there is a pain in the ass!) and in (equal or greater) part due to the intimidation factor of the place… Hopefully can get a few more classics there at some point.

Chronological List Of Trip Reports

Dihedral Wall

Pitch 4 of Dihedral Wall on El Cap (May 2009).

  • “Leaning Tower” (July 2013)
  • Northeast Buttress Of HCR” (May 2012)
  • Lurking Fear (July 2009)
  • Moonlight Buttress (May 2009)
  • “Reeds Pinnacle Area” (April 2009 & March 2007)
  • “Bit Of Valley And Tuolumne” (May 2007)
  • Commitment & Selaginella (April 2007)
  • The Nutcracker (March 2007)
  • “A Few Days In The Valley” (May/June 2006)
  • Lost Arrow Tip (June 2004)
  • “First Trip To The Valley” (June 2003)
  • Alphabetical List Of Routes

    West Face

    Shirley on the Guano Ledge atop pitch 4 of West Face of Leaning Tower.

  • Braille Book (5.8)
  • Central Pillar Of Frenzy (5.9, 5 pitches)
  • Commitment (5.9)
  • Dihedral Wall (C2, first 5 pitches only)
  • East Buttress of Middle Cathedral Rock (5.9 A0)
  • Ejesta (5.8)
  • Grack Center (5.6)
  • Kor-Beck (5.9, 6 pitches)
  • Lost Arrow Tip (5.7 C1)
  • Lurking Fear (C1)
  • Munginella (5.6)
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    Lurking Fear

    Lurking Fear.

  • Northeast Buttress of Higher Cathedral Rock (5.9)
  • Nutcracker (5.8)
  • Reed’s Direct (5.9)
  • Selaginella (5.8)
  • Snake Dike (5.7)
  • Stone Groove (5.10-)
  • Super Slide (5.9)
  • West Face (5.7 C2)