Alex Honnold free solos Phoenix.

Early in the morning on June 13th, Alex Honnold free soloed Phoenix.

#1 Cracknup

#1 Cracknup

We Climbed the Impossible Peak, September 2, 1946 ascent of Lost Arrow Spire

We Climbed the Impossible Peak, Lost Arrow

Dolt free climbing boots

Dolt free climbing boots

A rare pair of Dolt boots in mint condition.

Odd piece of gear

Odd piece of gear

This was invented by Jim Bridwell and has a concrete nail that was intended for use as an aid piece in small openings in seams. It possibly may work on broken copperheads too. Very unique.

Nose 2nd ascent reunion photos

Tom Frost, Royal Robbins and Liz Robbins during the book and photograph signing in the Curry Village Mountain Shop.

I was not able to get any photos during the evening slide show. Perhaps others will send me theirs.

Yosemite Facelift 2010 a Success. Here are the Results

I would like to thank everyone that participated in the 7th annual Yosemite Facelift.

Your support has turned this event into the largest volunteer event in the National Park system.

We had check-in stations in Tuolumne Meadows and at Crane Flat on Friday, Saturday and Sunday along with the Visitor Center check-in during the five-day effort. 1,001 unique volunteers signed up gathering 172,307 lbs of trash. Slightly over 140,000 lbs gathered was asphalt and concrete found in an old dumpsite near Cathedral Beach which was trucked out for recycling. On the bright side, many of the areas that we have been cleaning over the years are a lot cleaner than when the Facelift was started. We have been taking on special projects to clean problem areas besides sprucing up the rest of the Park.

Over 160 miles of roadway and turnouts were cleaned up. 100 + miles of trails and 20 miles of river corridor was also cleaned. Everything was sorted and over 80% was recycled. Some of the special projects included the Cathedral Beach dumpsite, the ledge system below Glacier Point, an old weather station above Tunnel View, the area below the Tunnel View cliffs, removal of coiled phone line by Daff Dome and removal of an old paved road by Tuolumne Grove.

The Facelift started off with an evening program on Tuesday at the East Auditorium. Brittany Griffith provided her presentation and Jeff Johnson introduced his new movie 180˚ South.

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