Matthes Crest & Mt Conness Climbing - summer/fall 2014
Technical climb with Mike Chen on Matthes Crest in Yosemite National Park, following the south to north traverse route (rated 5.7) ending at the North Summit (10,919 feet elevation). An exhilarating, picturesque climb on a beautiful fall day. See my previous attempt to climb Matthes Crest: gordonye.com/matcres_en.html

Climbing Mount Conness (12,590 feet elevation) with Mike Chen in Yosemite National Park, via the technical North Ridge route - rated 5.6, grade II. This was my first long trad lead. Despite stormy weather it was a thrilling, successful climb. Getting lost on the descent added spice to the long day. We returned to car after 15.5 hours (climbing time was 5.5 hours).
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