Lone Pine Peak Climber's Log
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|Craig Peer||Route Climbed: Bastille Buttress V, 5.8 - 5.10, A3+ Date Climbed: 1981|
|This is one hard devious route, but clean rock and a wild setting. Climbed this ( might have been the 10th ascent according to those who know ) with Tim Winiarski and Gary Hinton. A total epic including running out of water and an unwanted almost rescue due to people in the Owen Valley seeing our headlamps! I have a topo if anyone is interested - email me at email@example.com|
|Posted Sep 23, 2002 11:19 am|
|Craig Peer||Route Climbed: Direct South Face V, 5.7, A1 Date Climbed: 1980|
|This is the first big wall I ever climbed ( with Gary Hinton ) and highly recomended. No aid except a tension traverse, but lots of fun and interesting climbing! A Fred Beckey masterpiece! I have a little topo book available - email me for it at firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Posted Sep 23, 2002 11:14 am|
|phomchick||Route Climbed: From Meysan Lake Date Climbed: May, 1970|
|Enjoyable, straight-forward climb from Meysan Lakes. Great view of the Whitney area and a memorable glissade back down. Only remarkable feature of climb was in camping on the Meysan Lakes trail during the hike in the previous day. Next day was up and out.|
|Posted Jul 14, 2002 7:34 pm|
|TonyM||Route Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: 6-12/13-1999|
|In general, this is a great climb and highly recommended to gain experience with planned bivi's, route finding and lots of scenic and exposed 4th class climbing. |
As with all long routes, route finding proves to be one of the most important considerations. This route is no exception. Be sure not to miss the short down climb which leads to the 5th class pitch. Otherwise you will spend a little extra time rappelling down off the ridge and into the main chute higher up on the route than really necessary. Once you climb up and over the gap, careful attention is needed on some of the sandy ledges described as class three due to fall potential. After the traverse, it's a relatively easy and fun straight scramble to the top.
The North Ridge can either be climbed in one very long day, or two shorter days. Climbed with N. Clyma who did his usual great job of leading and climbing.
|Posted Dec 26, 2001 7:36 pm|