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Brittany's first outdoor climb.

 
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 My niece Britts first trip to Yosemite with climbing on the agenda.
My niece Britts first trip to Yosemite with climb...
I wanted to show all the unique and historic formations. Britts had other ideas.
I wanted to show all the unique and historic forma...
Church bowl cliffs.
Church bowl cliffs.
At the base of "Aunt Fanny's Pantry" 5.4 with three pitches.
At the base of "Aunt Fanny's Pantry" 5.4...
It was cold and very damp, but Britts wanted to go to the top never the less.
It was cold and very damp, but Britts wanted to go...
The unknown can either be met with fear, or a sence of adventure. Brittany is definitely my niece!
The unknown can either be met with fear, or a senc...
Britts kept slipping and asked how to climb passed the hard section, she never wanted to quit!
Britts kept slipping and asked how to climb passed...
She made it on her own power and in good spirits.
She made it on her own power and in good spirits.
The beginning of the cave pitch. Way easy and huge Indiana Jones factor.
The beginning of the cave pitch. Way easy and huge...
Almost everyone has seen Half Dome, either by photo or in person. Britts was surprised to see it peeking through at the top of the chimney cave.
Almost everyone has seen Half Dome, either by phot...
A storm was moving in, so we had to jet, and no, the hardware you see is only for the photo. She is basically tied in into two anchors.
A storm was moving in, so we had to jet, and no, t...
The summit block. As usual, I was so proud of Britts. Most climbers forego this last bit. Its kinda like leaving at the bottom of the 9th when the score is tied. Or maybe its like opening a package and not popping off a few of the bubble rap, I can't make up my mind. Anyway, finish the damn climb!
The summit block. As usual, I was so proud of Brit...