I’m on my way back to the #Valley and some more big wall romping. •••
The best adventure loop on the planet is ascending the 16 pitches and 1,400 feet of the Royal Arches, including the final 100 feet of horizontal "stink bugging" via a pine needle dusted slab with no pro and the only way across is to “go, go, go.”
Then it's a scramble to the YOS Valley rim and a sinuous fast track to the top of the Column and my favorite perma-happy-hour view in the WORLD - the long and tall gaze at the monolithic northwest face of the Half Dome. If I could become a view I would chose this stunning vista. •••
Then it’s a perilous, intricate descent via the North Dome gully to complete a high risk/reward adventure obstacle course - #wow which is #mom rightside up, in awe of mother earth.
I am an earthist. •••
This is an 📸 of the prow of Washington Column alit w/ solar-cruciform as it was buffeted by the massive cloud of rock dust, created three miles away when a million billion trillion lbs of rock fell off the Waterfall Route on El Capitan.
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