Granite. Climbers love it, even as it tears their flesh, steals their gear, and makes them feel oh-so-small. You know how granite feels under your hands and feet, how it smells, and the way it turns to gold in the last light of day, but here are a few things you probably didn't know.
Trying mini-projects, routes that will take you a few days instead of a few weeks, replicate the long-term project cycle in a compressed time period, simulating the mental and emotional components of limit redpointing.
Yosemite geologists, with the help of climbers, are inching closer to answering the elusive question: "Why do rocks fall?"