Stanford Alpine Club. The rainy weather of the 1972-1973 winter limited our climbing in Yosemite, but in the fall of 1973 we were able to resume our traditional trip to Tuolumne Meadows and Yosemite Valley. Most of our beginners’ training is done at Castle Rock, a practice area near Stanford.
Some major Yosemite Valley routes were climbed during the summer, including the Steck-Salathé route on Sentinel Rock in 10 hours, and the northwest face of Half Dome. In the High Sierra, the direct west face of Mount Conness and the east face of Keeler Needle were climbed, as was Mount Mendel by the ice couloir.
We have weekly meetings which are always combined with a slide show. These have proved to be a good time for climbers to get together and talk and for new people to find out about our club and its activities.