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Location: CA : High Sierra : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Sep 3, 2015

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Comments: This is practically the first view you get of this wonderful peak.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Sep 1, 2015

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Comments: And yet one can't help wonder how much more magnificent these mountains looked when covered in ice....


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Stoney Point : Mozart's Wall : Quickstep (V2)
By: Chris Owen When: Sep 1, 2015

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Comments: Seems like some pruning might be in order - but not cutting it down.


Location: CA : High Sierra : 08 - Bishop Pass and Evolut... : Hurd Peak : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Aug 31, 2015

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Comments: Plus South Lake when it was lovely.


Location: CA : High Sierra : 08 - Bishop Pass and Evolut... : Hurd Peak : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Aug 31, 2015

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Comments: I climbed a route on the north face once after a camp on the left hand of the northern low angle ridges. It was perhaps May of 1986, with a colossal sow covering.


Location: CA : High Sierra : 08 - Bishop Pass and Evolut... : Peak 12,192 : Northwest Ridge (3rd) : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Aug 28, 2015

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Comments: Mount Johnson is the pyramid behind.


Location: CA : High Sierra : 08 - Bishop Pass and Evolut... : Peak 12,192 : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Aug 28, 2015

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Comments: The right skyline is the Northwest Ridge.


Location: CA : High Sierra : 08 - Bishop Pass and Evolut... : Mt. Haeckel : Northwest Ridge (4th) : Photo (Copy)
By: Chris Owen When: Aug 27, 2015

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Comments: Route follows ridgeline to the right of the small snow patch 2/3 of the way to the summit.


Location: CA : High Sierra : 08 - Bishop Pass and Evolut... : Mt. Haeckel : Photo (Copy)
By: Chris Owen When: Aug 27, 2015

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Comments: Haeckel is on the left.


Location: CA : High Sierra : 09 - Palisades and Surround... : Temple Crag
By: Chris Owen When: Aug 20, 2015

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Comments: I must confess I have only done the descent three times - I have never rappelled and can't remember it being hard - just needing some route-finding.


Location: CA : High Sierra : 07 - Humphreys Basin, Pine ... : Peak 12,563 : Northeast Ridge (5.6)
By: Chris Owen When: Aug 11, 2015

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Comments: A fun route, if broken in areas, the final pitch dumps you (literally) on a narrow ridge with outstanding views. The summit block is not for the faint-hearted.


Location: CA : High Sierra : 13 - Whitney and Surroundin... : Mt. Russell : Mithril Dihedral (5.9+) : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Aug 10, 2015

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Comments: Good one.


Location: CA : High Sierra : 12 - Shepherd Pass : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Aug 10, 2015

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Comments: Not my picture.


Location: CA : High Sierra : 12 - Shepherd Pass : Mt. Tyndall : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Aug 6, 2015

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Comments: At least you're not toting skis.


Location: CA : High Sierra : 09 - Palisades and Surround... : Norman Clyde Peak
By: Chris Owen When: Jul 16, 2015

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Comments: Basically a reversal of this route.


Location: CA : High Sierra : 09 - Palisades and Surround... : Mt. Sill : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Jul 16, 2015

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Comments: The barely there North Couloir can be see as a diagonal snow chute running from left to right.


Location: CA : High Sierra : 09 - Palisades and Surround... : Mt. Sill : North Couloir (4th) : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Jul 15, 2015

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Comments: I'm not sure this is related to the route.


Location: CA : High Sierra : 09 - Palisades and Surround... : Mt. Sill : North Couloir (4th) : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Jul 15, 2015

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Comments: Not related to the route description.


Location: CA : High Sierra : 09 - Palisades and Surround... : Mt. Sill : North Couloir (4th)
By: Chris Owen When: Jul 15, 2015

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Comments: Good picture of the couloir here.

This is the standard descent route from the summit - and can be problematic during a descent, finding where to get off the ridge and using the rappels (take note on the way up). There has been at least one fatality on this route during a descent; check the rappel slings. The crossing from the top of the couloir to the start of the upper section is extremely exposed, needless to say in both directions - don't underestimate the route.


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Stoney Point : Pile Ups : Gray's Peak (V-easy)
By: Chris Owen When: Jul 15, 2015

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Comments: Will when was the first ascent? I ask because if it was before 1957 I can accept it.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : West Face Bulge Routes : Upper Bulge Routes : ... : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Jul 13, 2015

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Comments: Looks like Bob is wearing the Scarpa Edge - my all time favorite shoes.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : The Coven
By: Chris Owen When: Jun 25, 2015

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Comments: ROAD IS NOW OPEN

Follow the Rim of the World Drive from Fawnskin then turn left onto 2N58 follow it south west, the north then back east for a few miles past Hanna, Lego and to the Coven parking described above. The Snowslide road is still closed.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : Hanna Rocks
By: Chris Owen When: Jun 25, 2015

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Comments: ROAD IS NOW OPEN

Follow the Rim of the World Drive from Fawnskin then turn left onto 2N58 follow it south west, the north then back east for a few miles to the Hanna parking. The Snowslide road is still closed.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : Legoland
By: Chris Owen When: Jun 25, 2015

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Comments: ROAD IS NOW OPEN

Follow the Rim of the World Drive from Fawnskin then turn left onto 2N58 follow it south west, the north then back east for a few miles to the Hanna parking, Legoland is a hike across the road and to the south. The Snowslide road is still closed.


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Stoney Point : Beethoven's Wall
By: Chris Owen When: Jun 16, 2015

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Comments: Seems about right Brian - I assumed you finished direct at the top, right below your anchor.


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