Starting the hike at Tioga Lake en route to Dana
On the Dana Plateau with Mount Dana in the background.
The 3rd class descent route
Looking up direct start.
Starting up the first pitch on the direct start.
Bill leading pitch 2. 5.9 crack.
Bill following p3
Bill topping out on pitch 3.
Bill leading pitch 4
Bill on p4
Boundary Peak, NV on right
On pitch 5 there's a stellar 5.10a finger crack on the left side of this spooky looking hanging flake. Awesome!
Close-up of the crazy flake!
Bill following pitch 5
Bill leading pitch 6
Bill heads up p6. At the crux he slipped, fell, popped a cam and took a 35 foot fall.
After the fall he finished it off clean.
The damage incurred on my hands trying to take in extra slack during Bill's big whipper. Rope burn. Don't do this.
Back at Tioga Lake.