sonora pass – take 2

after visiting sonora pass several weeks earlier, we couldn’t wait to get back. the skiing is still plentiful and the climbing is everywhere. it’s like yosemite minus el cap and minus the crowds. this time we got a little earlier start so we could get a few climbs in when we arrived. still, we didn’t have much time so opted for a roadside attraction, donnel vista. there are a few short but fun routes here
ashley leading the climb me flake (5.7). not sure if the passersby are looking at her, or casing the van. 😉
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me top roping on the areas’s 5.9
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sir fartsalot (left) and chief poopsinside (right) learning a bit about the area’s geology. chief poopsinside suffers from attention defishit disorder
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he still can’t pay attention
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sir fartsalot attempts to get his attention
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the next day we were heading skiing. our original goal was the y couloir on leavitt peak. but sir fartsalot’s dad forgot his skiing backpack and his skins so we had to go to no name peak. sir fartsalot looks longingly at leavitt peak
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the chief and his mom
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sir fartsalot giving kisses. the chief’s mom smells something
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down climbing into no name couloir
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pmgear skis are either tasty or comfortable. i’m not sure which here.
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clearly sir fartsalot and the chief were taken hostage on this trip
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poopsinside was pooped, outside
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he who poops inside watches intently since he’s never skied a couloir before.
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sir fartsalot takes off to show him how it’s done.
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he seemed to get the hang of it
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just gotta follow mom
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out in the open, both pups were at home
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the 4-month old can’t keep up with the 3-year old
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but he can run back to mom
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then she passes him too
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sir fartsalot is all ‘w-t-f is goin’ on here?’
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there was another small couloir on the way out. sir fartsalot is still confused
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back at the pass, chief poopsinside is in a hurry to get back inside. ruh-roh
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living ‘on’ a van, down by the river
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hummingbird wall was our post skiing destination
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ashley leading one fine day (5.8)
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nearing the top
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while sir fartsalot keeps an eye on the van, chief poopsinside naps
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my turn
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another successful adventure! 🙂
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