Time to get psyched on summer, fuckers! The snow has melted and the time is here for Sierra alpine rock blitzes. Throw down all that heavy winter gear, get up onto that high altitude granite, and move your ass!
To get you all stoked here’s a quick report of Charles’s and my ascent last summer of Temple Crag’s Sun Ribbon Arete. We did the route in 18 hours, car-to-car, snagged the Tyrolean first try, and topped out around 5pm.
The supertopo is wrong in many places, the Croft guide, though more vague, is much better. The 5.8 crack up higher seems more like 10a.