"Temple Crag, Moon Goddess Arete: Maximum Exposure"


So, one day, Russ hands me "The Good, the Great, and the Unbelievably Fantastic" or some such title on his 40 favorite Sierra climbs, by Peter Croft, and says "pick something". So I picked Moon Goddess Arete on Temple Crag. Actually, I picked that and Swiss Arete on Mt. Sill, possibly linking them up. But that didn't happen.

What did happen is one of the most memorable climbs Sue, Russ and I have done - including the unplanned bivvy 3 pitches from the top.

Add to that several days of climbing around Lake Tahoe, at Donner, Lover's Leap, and small crags near the lake, and you have a fabulous week in the Sierra. When can I go back?

22 s big pine creek  

23 start  

24 first lake  

25 route  

27 framed face  

28 second lake temple  

29 dark star  

32 sue start  

33 simuil sue  

34 simul  

35 mutual photo  

36 first tower  

big block belay  

bivvy site