August 10th, 2008

We climbed five pitches on the Rostrum and six pitches on Kor-Beck; hence, incomplete (as the title suggested).
Maybe we are getting old because getting an early start seems to get harder and harder. When we arrived at the top of the Rostrum at 8am, I thought for sure I would see a line of cars. …more…

May 11th, 2008

Erik and I had been away from real climbing at Yosemite for so long (two years?) and were itching to get back on some multi-pitch climbs. We were having a hard time picking one though because his favorite, the Rostrum, was still closed in order to provide privacy to a few big birds making babies, and …more…

October 16th, 2005

Yes, I did it again, and better
Remember how excited I was when I did it last time? after two unsuccessful attempts, finally I managed to get up Generator Crack. However, I had to start off the tree because I couldn't figure out how to get up the first five feet or so. …more…

August 14th, 2005

 
 
 
Yes, I did it!

I had tried to toprope Generator Crack twice starting off the tree. Despite the best effort I could give at the time, I probably made three feet of progress the first time and five feet the second time before being shutdown by the crack. …more…

May 15th, 2005

What make a climbing trip perfect?
Compatible climbing partners
Climbing abilities match (or not as you get to follow hard routes or do more leading)
Personalities complement each other (or match)
No need to turn on the radio in order to fill in the uncomfortable silence in the car
When one did not …more…

September 26th, 2004

I had been having a knot in my stomach for a few days – ever since Allen brought up we should go to Cookie Cliff this weekend. Cookie is famous for its hard crags, but am I up for it? Well, up for it or not, we spent two days — two afternoons since we had late start on both days — …more…

September 20th, 2003

I spent a steaming hot day with Steve, Florence at Reed's Pinnacles and Generator Crack.

Florence on Stove Grove at Reed's Pinnacles
Florence hugging a tree after struggling in Generator Crack

Steve high on Lunatic Fringe at Reed's Pinnacles

Mei attentively belaying. …more…