Tuolumne Bouldering: Summer Destination
Most places in California bake over the summer. Bishop scorches, hitting the triple digits. Yosemite is not much different. Tuolumne Meadows, with its 8000 foot elevation, can be a cool get away from the summer heat. Besides being one of the most beautiful places in the Sierras, Tuolumne also boasts some classic boulder problems. From the highballs at the knob boulders like Texas Radio (v3) to the long Steelfingers Traverse (v8) to the moderates of Kitty Dome, there is a great collection of problems.
Lucho Rivera on a "newly" discovered boulder just off the road.
Charlie Barrett, a Santa Rosa native, made a recent ascent of the testpiece problem, Thunderbird, at Puppy Dome in the Meadows. Check out the awesome footage that Chris Falkenstein shot of the ascent.