July 22, 2008


Few days after we arrived in the United States, we drove from Los Angles to Yosemite.

Yosemite National PARK

Yosemite is National Park. The main reason we went there is climbing, the most famous is El Capitan, but they are numerous other great walls that offer spectacular routes.

To reach Yosemite, you first you have go thru Wawona tunnel, and then you will see the famous El Capitan, guarding the rest of the valley.


Yosemite’s road goes right thru the center of the valley. Both sides of the orad have cliff towering thousands of feet above the car.


Yosemite have the some of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world.



The second day at Yosemite, we climbed. It was my first time crack climbing. Also my first time climbing with no bolts, no hangers, just cams, and nuts. It was also my first time climbing multi-pitch routes. A fun seven pitch 5.8 named “After Seven. “

The weather was hot, but also breezy, a really nice and welcomed breeze! No shade, not humidity, not sweat, just a sunburn!

You can see this great view from pitches number 3.

After we climbed “After Seven” we did the first pitch of “After Six.” One thing I remember while we tried to climb is our rope is not long enough from the ground to the belayer and back to the ground.

The next day, we went to another cliff, still at Yosemite. This time we went near to Lower Yosemite Falls to climb “Jam Crack.”

This two pitch route has one pitch of 5.6 and one pitch of 5.9 crack climbing. A nice place to learn and practice handjamming.

The climbs Yosemite are traditional climbs, this means they are no bolts, the lead climber must place cams, nuts, and Friends.

After climbing Jam Crack, we enjoyed a big lunch of Nachos.

Yosemite Wildlife
The Blue bird or Stellar Jay



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