In 1998 I completed my second vertical marathon, 26 miles of 5'th class climbing, almost all of it leading.

All those miles of leading have provided me with some fine memories, here are a few of them.

Tuolumne Classics, September 2002 with Paul Morgan

Cathedral Peak, regular route

The route goes up the right skyline. 8 pitches, with a 5.6 chimney or a 5.7 chimney bypass.

Matthes Crest, South to North traverse

Right to left in the image.

Mount Conness, West Ridge

The left skyline in the image.

2002 ascent with Paul Morgan.

Recent additions:

Mt. Aspring, February 2002

Mount Moran, September 2001

Grand Canyon, June 2001

Lunch Ledge, October 2000

Via Aqua, October , 2000

West Ridge of Mt. Conness, October 2000

Blue Mass Sceinic Area June 2000

Half Dome Cables Without, Nov 1999

Half Dome Snake Dike Oct 1999

Me in 1987 climbing Gear

Sierra Nevada de Lagunas Bravas

We did the first ascent of this 20,100 foot high Andean peak on the border between Chile and Argentina.

Sierra Nevada the cener of the three peaks.
Sierra Nevada, the light peak between two dark ones.

Mt. Conness West Ridge ,October 1, 2000

Bob Ayers joined me climbing the ridge above the spectacular south face of Mt. Conness in Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite, California.

The ridge is narrow and the routefinding is easy.
Click image to enlarge.

Bob Ayers o the west ridge of Conness

Sespe Gorge

Two photos of Sespe Gorge in August 2000

sespe gorge

Kings Canyon 2000

Our Latest Adventure. Seven days in July hiking in Kings Canyon National park. Starting on the Sierra High Route we cross nine trailless high altitude passes.

Blue Mass

First ascents? in the Blue Mass Scenic Area of Nevada

Shawn Lani does his first climb ever on a first ascent.
Joe Hastings and I have fun creating climbs.

Blue Mass scenic Area Roadside Dome and beyond

Planet Granite

My local climbing gym.

Hal and I climb there every week, usually Tuesday nights.

The walls are sculptured and textured and are similar to outdoor rock.

planet Granite Hal on the crack wall

Windy Pt

Climbing the 5.8 route on the west face of Windy Point Arizona. Fun in the Sun set.

windy point Mt Lemmon


Climbing the Southeast Arete and traversing the summit from the west side on Thanksgiving Day 1999.

Cochise Stronghold

Hurt Butt Buttress

Finding our way up a long buttress on a fine day, then finding our way home in the dark.

What's My Line?

Do you believe in chickenheads? If you love them then this beautiful steep climb is for you.

Morresa follows the crux

Morresa Meyer studies the crux move.

Half Dome

Cables without.

Nov 1999


Cables route without the cables

Fairview Dome

Climbing the regular route on Fairview Dome.

An Article from Exploring Magazine.

paul jams up fairview dome regular

Altitude Adaptation

Going Up? Get Fit!

Going too high too fast on Chile's Mount Parinacota.

An article from Exploring magazine.


Paul backpacking in to Mt. Parinacota

The East Buttress of El Cap

My hardest climb ever.

Cathedral Peak lightning storm.

Facing 100 million volts will get your climbing juices flowing!

Paul on the summit of Eichorn's Pinnacle click image for larger view

Paul on the summit of Eichorn's Pinnacle

Reed's Pinnacle

The Murder of the Possible by Mike Bolte

In the eye of the needle.

The Needles, Black Hills, South Dakota.

Free solo.

Paul Doherty

Martin Meyer

Photo by Morresa Meyer

climbing in the eye of the needle SD

Joshua Tree

Paul leading Loose Lady, 5.10b

A great bolt protected face climb,

in the Real Hidden Valley.

Jay Bolemon followed me up but the youths backed off!

Photo by Jay Bolemon

Paul Leading Loose Lady, Joshua Tree

Mt Clark

The North Ridge

Yosemite National park.


The story of our climb plus two first ascents.

Paul follows the North Ridge of Mt. Clark, Yosemite

City of Rocks

Irmgard leading in the wind.

Irmgard leads a "wife climb" 5.10a bolts at City of Rocks

The Buttermilk Boulders

West of Bishop California.

Paul getting some air.

Paul gets some air, the Buttermilk Boulders CA

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28 Sep 2000