Meredith in the perfect jams of Serenity, pitch 2
Later that week, after an aborted attempt on the Steck-Salathe-turned-rest-day to give my broken toe a rest (ouch in the o.w.). Meredith and I climbed the incredible, do-it-all, 5 pitches of the Central Pillar of Frenzy (5.9). Even though there ended up being a team on every pitch, we had a blast. Meredith even lead pitch two - no small accomplishment for a sporto who just started leading trad this summer! Whoop whoop! The descent is accomplished by rappeling the route immediately to climber's left of the Frenzy.
It really was this good. Meredith is all grins
at the top of pitch 5, Central Pillar of Frenzy.
We took all that momentum for the drive home and stopped to climb the Crescent Arch, a 5-pitch 5.10b "test piece" on Daff Dome in Toulumne Meadows. Sorry, no pictures from that adventure, but I afterwards I was psyched to be heading to Red Rocks!