Friday May, 2nd was the official opening of Tioga Pass! And with that, summer climbing season has begun. Although you can (and do) climb year round here on the East Side the opening of the pass is a ritualistic sign of the coming summer months.
It signifies access to the high country, the valley, and many other great climbing areas. The summers here are short and you have to get after it to check off your tick list for the year. So, GAME ON!
Had a great day with a good friend in one of my favorite places on earth! We climbed two super classics, West Country and South Crack. Although it was a bit windy the conditions were perfect. Trying to focus while thirty feet out from your last piece pasted to sea of granite slab, priceless!