March 15th, 2014

Late Thursday night, Mr. Mud said Chris was thinking about a possibility (among others) of going to Yosemite for a day trip to do Serenity and Sons, except that he didn't have a partner yet. Then a light bulb went off in his head and he said me "you can follow him up the climb. …more…

March 21st, 2010

Our friend Mike's wedding brought us back to Yosemite. Initially, Mike asked to climb with Erik on his wedding day just like how Erik climbed The Rostrum with Steve the morning of his/our wedding. However, when we got to the valley, Mike was no where to be found. …more…

August 31st, 2008

(Skip the trip report and jump to Beta Section)
On the Saturday morning of this Labor Day weekend, we drove out of the bay area and headed straight to the Rostrum. Recently, our friend had tried to remind us that there were other climbs in Yosemite. …more…

August 17th, 2008

I had to take a pause and put my cup down on the 50-foot walk from the break room to my desk this morning because my fingers could not bear the burning pain from carrying that cup of warm water. Every finger tip is glowing red with unusual fullness. …more…

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…

April 28th, 2008

Not having time to pack on Friday before work, so we decided to leave on Saturday morning. It's been a while since we visited Yosemite last time, and I had forgotten how long of a drive it was. We didn't arrive at Ron and Liz's Yosemite Blue Butterfly Inn until past ten. …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…

October 9th, 2005

Updated in 2017: For more elaborate beta, check out my new post (12 years later): What I know about Astroman… unsolicited beta
Actually Astroman is perfect the way it is — it doesn't need improvement. But we do, and we did improve. Erik and I got back on the climb again this Saturday. …more…

October 2nd, 2005

Updated in 2017: For more elaborate beta, check out my new post (12 years later): What I know about Astroman… unsolicited beta
How many hard 5.11s can one handle in a weekend?
Let me make it clear: That was Erik's idea; I had nothing to do with it. …more…

Next »