Climbing in the High Sierra
Tioga Pass is open. Summer is in full swing in the Sierra and there are a ton of great routes to go out and climb. Tuolumne Meadows hosts a ton of classic moderate routes. From the 5.7 Matthes Crest Traverse to the popular Cathedral Peak, there is a little bit of Sierra adventure for every skill level.
Check out this home video of some climbers on Cathedral Peak.
On the eastern side of the Sierra, near Bridgeport, is the Incredible Hulk. The large granite formation hosts a slew of great rock climbs including the Red Dihedral (5.10b), the Astrohulk (5.11) and the Venturi Effect (5.12). For harder climbing in the Sierra, the Hulk is the spot. Check out this video of Kate Rutherford and Brittany Griffith trying the Venturi Effect.
When heading out to the mountains to get tradical, make sure you're prepared. Bring sunscreen and lots of water to combat the high altitude sun. Stop by your nearest Touchstone gym to pick up some new lightweight climbing gear, like Black Diamond Camalots and Neutrino carabiners to keep your pack a little bit lighter.