Yosemite Valley: Top-roping & Slacklining

Yosemite Valley, located in the Sierra Nevada of California, is the undisputed mecca of rock climbing in the United States. The traditional routes in the valley are very well known, but for this particular trip we had not the gear for such routes. Therefore we entered the valley in search … Continue reading…

Mount Conness (12,590′) via East Ridge (Class-3 Scramble)

Mount Conness is a 12,590-foot mountain located in the Sierra Nevada of California. Guarded by sheer granite walls, its lofty pyramid is a dominating sight from all sides, boasting a tremendous view over Yosemite National Park. The Conness Glacier is harbored below its north face, feeding the multicolored Conness Lakes and the enchanting Saddlebag Lake … Continue reading…

Starlight Peak (14,200′) via Starlight Chute (Class-5 Scramble)

Starlight Peak is a 14,200-foot peak in the Palisade region of the Sierra Nevada, California. Its uniquely-shaped summit spire, accurately dubbed the Milk Bottle, stands only a few hundred yards northwest along the main Palisade crest from North Palisade itself. In July 2015, I climbed Starlight Peak with Max Burke via the Starlight Chute. … Continue reading…