Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park, California
July 21-27, 2002
Pywiack Dome - Guide's Route, 5 pitches, 5.7. Our first climb in Tuolumne and our
introduction to climbing on Tuolumne "chicken heads" (small quartz knobs). Route goes up slab
and finishes up off-width on the headwall.
Margie and Marilyn on top of Pywiack Dome. Tenaya Lake is in background. We never had so many
people watch us climb as on this route. There was a steady stream of tourists pulling over
and watching us through binoculars.
Lunch on the top of Pywiack Dome. Cathedral Peak is in the background.
Tuolumne Meadows with Lembert Dome in the background
Lembert Dome -- Northwest Books, 3 pitches, 5.6. Route was more "Gunks-like" then the
typical Tuolumne slabs. If you look hard you can see a climber in a white shirt standing on
Marilyn reaching the top of Lembert Dome. The omnipresent Cathedral Peak in the background.
View of Tuolumne Meadows from the top of Lembert Dome.
John, Margie, Marilyn, and Brian on the trail to Cathedral Peak. Matthes Crest is in
Joe, John, Marilyn, and Margie pose in front of our climbing objective Cathedral Peak
via the Southeast Buttress, 6 pitches, 5.6.
Margie and Marilyn on the very small top of Cathedral Peak. Wished I had a wide angle lens.
Eichorn Pinnacle. We had planned on climbing this after knocking off Cathedral but didn't
have the time without hiking out by headlamp.
Tuolumne Marmot. These little pack-robbing varmits are everywhere.