Monday, December 22, 2008

12-22-08: Ataturk

Lyn Verinsky on Ataturk [v5]

Hidden on the far end of the main Bridalveil boulder, is a cool traverse (not always an oxymoron). It starts on underclings at the bottom of an unnamed seam problem (#6 on page 37 in new guide) but heads left on good holds and finishes on the v0.

Ataturk was named after
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey. I'm not sure why that popped into my head, but he is a pretty amazing man.

As many of you all know, the valley is currently blanketed by a good layer of snow. It looks like it might be time to start heading to Bishop, or farther south if things don't start to melt soon. I guess it is a testament to how much I like the valley, when I won't totally give up on the season when the web cam looks like this!



Jon said...

What's the best/fastest way to get to Bishop from the bay area? Google maps says a few of the roads east could be closed during certain times of the year due to snow? Any ones I should worry about?

Raza said...

We usually go through South Lake Tahoe to 395, but if there is too much snow we go south over Tehachapi pass, highway 58 out of Bakersfield.

sock hands said...

yesterday, i fell off a dirt burgler turd ass first in semi-frozen stream slush. twice. i so would rather be dunking my cheeks in some yosemite winter slush. INGRATES!

climberdoc said...

the valley is toast, very cold, wet, toast for now. siemay and i had a nice christmas there though! no climbing... miss the bay crew! -noah