Friday, July 7, 2006

Norman Clyde Peak via Twilight Pillar

July 2006
Dredging up another from the good 'ol days. We hiked into Finger Lake. The next morning we climbed Twilight Pillar.  After pitching out the first two pitches, we then simul-climbed the last two. The descent was via the NE ridge/N face, which in my opinion is probably one of the most taxing and complex descents in the Sierra and where I made a nearly fatal descent in a snow storm in the mid 80's. No weather issues this time as we enjoyed blue bird weather after some thunderstorms on the hike in.

Starting the first pitch

Pavel approaching the belay

Pavel starting Pitch 2

The start of simul-climbing

The summit from starting our descent

North Palisade and Sill

The one rappel we made on descent

Pavel on rappel

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