November 18, 2010

California Summer (aka Tehipite Dome)

Ari cranking on The Tehipite Sanction crux 13- tips pitch. None of us sent the pitch due to being super tired after establishing this beast one the remote bigwall this past July. He and I were able to TR it with one fall, but not lead it clean. Who is up for the official ffa?
Me, just above the crux, pretty high on the wall. The valley is a beautiful and remote place that provides great adventure and solitude! We didn't see or hear a soul on this trip.
Ari at the opening boulder problem of the crux pitch. The belayer is below him and off to his left.
Mike B taking it to the top of our route on the gravy 5.8 finishing pitch. Look at the amazing exposure over the Tehipite Valley in Kings Canyon National Park.
Ari on the second last pitch of the route a 5.11+ pitch up a slightly overhanging black dihedral! Ahh yeah!!
These are all Andrew Burr photos. It was a tough trip but a wonderful experience with good friends. There were no bears injured while the making of this route.
piz : )


  1. Nice Piz! Good to see some photos, looks like it was a stellar route. Wish I coulda been there!

  2. i noticed tehipite dome on the topo when my wife and i firtst visited kings canyon last october. i am an old school trad/put up new lines type person residing in new hampshire. this line looks great . maybe i will be able to climb there someday. the approach looks a bit heinous... hopefully nothing out of the ordinary for any experienced bushwacker