You Asked For It, Tuolumne
California summer slabbing! Karin Wuhrmann follows the 2nd pitch of You Asked For It (5.10c X), Tuolumne Meadows. It follows the largest black streak on the right side of Medlicott Dome. You Asked For It has 4 protection bolts and one cam placement on 3 pitches of sustained 5.10 (not including a 5.7 approach pitch). Originally sandbagged at "5.10a," it's an old school 5.10c. Amazingly, despite the huge runouts on hard terrain, Bachar's ethics were actually questioned at the time due to his "controversial" use of hooks to place the two bolts on the crux first pitch - ethics certainly change! Drew Rollins lead the whole thing, bagging the final 1/4" ascent on the very rusty 22 year old 1/4" bolts. We replaced the bolts with John Bachar's permission. Photo by Greg Barnes.
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