Hmmm... I'm looking for free routes only, since I have yet to try any aid, and I love long moderates. This is my first trip out there, and so far, in my dreams, it looks like this:
Day One: Daff Dome, West Crack
Day Two: Fairview Dome, Regular Route
Day Three: Rest, maybe some short stuff, and walk in to bivy below Snake Dike
Day Four: Snake Dike
Day Five: Short stuff / rest
Day Six: East Butt of Middle Cathedral or East Butt of El Cap.
Day Seven: Short stuff (or maybe Braille Book?)
Needless to say, I have no idea how it'll work in reality. Yosemite climbing has a reputation for being hard for the grade - I may not even be able to get off the ground! The weather gods may also have something to say about it.
First trip back to the States in two years. Can't wait!
I said it once before in another post, but I'll say it again - anyone gonna be in NYC (Manhattan) either Sept 23 - 29 or Oct 10-14? I'll be looking to pull some plastic (especially that first time period - preparatory to heading to Cali), and I'll buy the first round!
A number of folks from the site responded to my earlier post, mostly suggesting a day at the gunks. Thanks all! Unfortunately, I don't think my family obligations will allow it, since my wife has already authorized the Yosemite trip. Asking for more would be just plain greedy! But a gym session or two will definitely be doable.
Have fun in the 'dacks, kt! And by the way - stick with the climbing. The only thing that got me through law school was training and bike racing on the weekends. It's hard to stay focused on school if you're losing your marbles, so make sure the stress relievers are in place. They're just as important as the book time.
Edited by tokyo bill on 09/10/01 11:05 PM (server time).