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High Sierra climbing - East Side peaks


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Patrick Band · · Napa, CA · Joined Nov 2017 · Points: 0

Anyone planning to do some of the easier (up to 5.9 or so) alpine climbs in the High Sierra this summer?  Thinking Humphreys, Merriam, Matthes, or similar.  Not looking to push grades or prove anything to anyone. Just interested in getting away from the crowds, and enjoy the experience.

Sean Maher · · Santa Barbara, CA · Joined May 2014 · Points: 1,245

Same here! Psyched on Merriam, Goode, Russell and others.

I'm based in Santa Barbara and interested in weekend trips. I have experience on Cathedral Peak, Matthes Crest, W Ridge Mt Conness, N Arete Bear Creek Spire, Snake Dike, Mt Emerson.
Ryan Pfleger · · North Lake Tahoe, CA · Joined Sep 2014 · Points: 15

Absolutely. Feel free to shoot me a PM. If I am free, I am in.

NathanC · · Logan, UT · Joined Jul 2016 · Points: 10

Not a local, but I've been eyeballing long moderates in the area this summer.  Happy to throw in with a bit of advance notice, especially if you've got an extra Whitney permit laying around ;)

Tori T · · Oakland, CA · Joined Feb 2017 · Points: 0

I'm also down for summer climbs in the Sierras! PM me, and if free I'm in too. 

Andy W · · Fort Collins, CO · Joined Dec 2016 · Points: 31

Planning a trip late August and I'm wondering if anyone local can help with some info on permits and routes? See my post at the below link. Thanks!

https://www.mountainproject.com/forum/topic/114199088/sierra-alpine-planning-help

amy a · · Reno, NV · Joined Mar 2012 · Points: 0

Patrick or anyone else who posted here, I have been climbing in the Sierra about 10 years up to low 11 (lead 10c). Super safe. I have permits for Russell, Whitney and some other peaks this summer and my usual partner can’t go. Let me know if anyone is interested. My priorities in a partner: safe and competent, committed to getting to the top unless it’s unsafe and generally a decent person to be around.

Sean Maher · · Santa Barbara, CA · Joined May 2014 · Points: 1,245
amy a wrote:

Patrick or anyone else who posted here, I have been climbing in the Sierra about 10 years up to low 11 (lead 10c). Super safe. I have permits for Russell, Whitney and some other peaks this summer and my usual partner can’t go. Let me know if anyone is interested. My priorities in a partner: safe and competent, committed to getting to the top unless it’s unsafe and generally a decent person to be around.

I'm still psyched to do Mithril Dihedral or Fishhook Arete if you need a partner

Stefanie Stewart · · Wilton, California · Joined Dec 2014 · Points: 0
amy a wrote:

Patrick or anyone else who posted here, I have been climbing in the Sierra about 10 years up to low 11 (lead 10c). Super safe. I have permits for Russell, Whitney and some other peaks this summer and my usual partner can’t go. Let me know if anyone is interested. My priorities in a partner: safe and competent, committed to getting to the top unless it’s unsafe and generally a decent person to be around.

Amy I'm down for any of these routes if you need a partner. I'm way into safe, fun, positive climbing. I've really wanted to do Russel for awhile now. 

David S · · Daly City · Joined Nov 2017 · Points: 5
Stefanie Stewart wrote:safe, fun, positive climbing

^^Doubling down on THIS^^  

2018 is the Summer of the Summit!

I'll be in back in Bishop starting 5/15, waiting for the weather to let these happen:

Bear Creek Spire
Temple Crag
Swiss Arete on Sill
Palisades (Evo Trav?)
Lone Pine Peak
Carillon-Russell-Whitney-Muir?

..and other 'Croft-book'-style awesome adventures?  

You name it, let's go!

Chris Bassett · · Los Angeles, CA · Joined Aug 2017 · Points: 0

Also interested in this, particularly after June 8th and easy to moderate grades...

Peter Fuszard · · Truckee, CA · Joined Jan 2017 · Points: 0

 Also down for most of those and more. Planning Thunderbolt to Sill traverse and Temple Crag for sure. 

Evan Borders · · San Francisco, CA · Joined Jul 2017 · Points: 0

I'm in...looking to get out quite a bit this season. Sierra's preferred.

Live in SF and work part-time, so always looking for partners. Train at PG in the presidio. 909-519-6867

Spencer Maroukis · · Sacramento, CA · Joined Jul 2016 · Points: 5

Damn this thread is hot can’t wait to bag some peaks

Matt Johanson · · Castro Valley, CA · Joined Dec 2012 · Points: 5

Anyone interested in South Face of Charlotte Dome? I hope to get on it in mid-July, looking for a partner. Please PM me if interested.

yosem1te · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2015 · Points: 15
David S wrote:

^^Doubling down on THIS^^  

2018 is the Summer of the Summit!

I'll be in back in Bishop starting 5/15, waiting for the weather to let these happen:

Bear Creek Spire
Temple Crag
Swiss Arete on Sill
Palisades (Evo Trav?)
Lone Pine Peak
Carillon-Russell-Whitney-Muir?

..and other 'Croft-book'-style awesome adventures?  

You name it, let's go!


I'll be in the Sierras/Yosemite the end of June and all of July.  Really stoked to any of these, and open to any suggestion about Sierras/T Meadows climbs.  Full rack and van, happy to move up and down the Sierras.  Hit me up!
Alex S · · Ridgecrest CA · Joined Sep 2013 · Points: 487

Ill toss my name into the hat of possible Alpine partners.

Im local to the south end of the Sierra Eastside, and a dedicated weekend warrior(and sometimes fridays).  I have plenty of gear for climbing, and plenty of gear for the approches and camping.  I can lead up to hard 10s on trad, and i dont mind leading every pitch.

Having ticked off many of the Croft/supertopo classics i am looking to try some off the beaten path climbs in the sierra, But there are still plenty of classics i have yet to due, particuarlly at the north end of the range.

I watch the weather closely, and often wait till the week of to pick an objective, so i dont have frim plans for the summer besides "get out and climb every weekend".

Hit me up if you need a weekend sierra partner.

-Alex

Trad Man · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2018 · Points: 0

I'm on the road and have experience in the high sierras. More interested in extended climbing, not weekend trips. Trad 10s off the couch

Cole Cunningham · · Reno · Joined Jul 2016 · Points: 0

Hey all, 
I just moved to Reno and would love to get in the High Sierra this summer. I am a beginner trad climber looking for a mentor to take me into the alpine realm and teach me what I need to know. Hit me up if anyone is interested in taking me under their wing. 806-535-374three

Cole

kenr · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2010 · Points: 13,564
David S wrote:

Carillon-Russell-Whitney-Muir?

Is that in the new Croft guidebook?

Trad Man · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2018 · Points: 0

Currently in Bishop. Call me at fivefouronethreefivenineninetwoonetwo (sorry but if you post a phone number on this forum you'll eventually get spam)

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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