Saturday, September 26, 2009

Fairview Regular route with the Kid

Back in 2009 I climbed the Regular Route on Fairview dome with my then, 23 yr old son Kirk. I managed to dredge up the original write up.

Kirk is my 23 y/o son and not generally a climber, so I was surprised when he asked me to take him up something a little more challenging. And long. The regular route Fairview sprang to mind.

So off to work I went for the week wondering if he would still want to go when I got back. Apparently so. We met up in Lee Vining wed night in preparation for the next days climb. We got a fairly early start and beat another party by a few minutes. As I watched him climb I was surprised again and proud to watch him float P1

Passing the roof on P2

Arrival at Crescent ledge
Arriving at the end of the difficulties @ P6 and still smiling

And finally just below the summit
Happy on the summit

"My feet hurt, and I'm hungry, and the sun is in my eyes" (sniff)

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