Tilting pines filter the evening sunlight at Yosemite Valley‚Äôs Awahnee boulders as Wes Walker, 25, contemplates the final move on ‚ÄòSilly Roof‚Äô (V8).
With the help of an old toothbrush, a buildup of chalk left behind from hundreds of climber's hands is brushed clean from a well-worn hold on 'What's next' (V3) at Yosemite's Cathedral boulders.
British climber, Peter Wright, 22, takes a break on top of one of the Awahnee boulders as Wes Walker pulls through the roof of 'Beached Whale' (V6).
Covered in chalk for better grip, Wes Walker's weather-beaten hands cling to dime-sized edges on 'The Bogart Traverse' (V5) at Cathedral boulders.
Looking down over Yosemite Valley, Wes Walker stands at the beginning of the slabs approach to the base of Half Domea 1.5 mile scramble that gains 3,000-feet in elevation.
Dutch climber Miriam Knepper negotiates the switchbacks near the top of the slabs approach.
An alpine glow radiates from the Northwest Face of Half Dome as the sun moves behind Yosemite's 7,569-foot tall El Capitain.
Wes Walker organizing the gear he will use on the first pitch.
Wes Walker consulting the route map at the top of pitch 3.
Wes Walker bringing haul bags up to the belay.
Sunset in Yosemite Valley.
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