5:20am start. it's already light!
anne actually walks around all day excited like this...
steep, but not too steep, approach
slightly off route on the approach
hello ladies. hiking is easy. and fun. and good looking!
view of Mt Dana on the approach
the Dana Plateau
Andy on Dana Plateau
view from edge of Dana Plateau. HWY 120 visible on the right
Descent to Third Pillar
Third Pillar! looking good!
View of the base of the pillar
4th class descent to snow field crossing
Andy roped up and ready to climb. toy camera mode.
and we're off!
andy on the first pitch
that looks fun. check out that corner
following on the new ropes
good times at the top of the first pitch
view of the the third pitch
look behind you!
anne's lead of the third pitch
hanging out at the top of the third pitch. andy checking the route map - it goes up, dude!
looking back towards HWY 120
view of the fourth pitch
view of the detached flake and short but sweet 10a fingers
riding the fin
andy heading up the fourth pitch
looking up at the best "5.9" pitch in the universe
on the top in the sun again
mono lake. can you the mobil mart from here? mmm... fish tacos
we made it! let's get outta here
edge of the dana plateau
on the descent. dana plateau
lots of snow and water
climbing down the drainage from the plateau