Herring Dome and Hamburger Rock
Weekend climbing with friend Steve Thaw and new friends from the CMC in the Stanislaus near Emigrant.
1 page / 7 photos
Steve and I arrived late Friday night. The paper plate was at Fiddler's Green as promised, guiding us down the dirt road.
Steve and I reach the top. Steve did all the hard work, I cleaned behind. Four pitches, about 700 feet of rock. (Vertical elevation guessing 500 vertical feet.) Blue skies!
Herring Creek Dome
Saturday morning and early afternoon was spent climbing Herring Creek Dome. It was about one mile down an unmarked trail. The dome was a walk-off from the rear and sides, while the face offered a variety of climbs. Eight of us spent the morning climbing the face and the early afternoon top-roping one of the lower walls.
On Sunday morning Steve, Nancy, Dave, Bill and I climbed the cracks at Hamburglar Rock. We climbed cracks named Big Mac (5.7), Whopper (5.8), and Hamburglar (5.9). Well, some of us; my freshman skills weren't a match for the Hamburgler. But Nancy, Dave and Steve made the climb with some amazing moves.