I don't understand. I mentioned way more than 2. Are you saying Langley only?
What I am looking for is opinions from people who have climbed Split, Sill, and Tyndall and what you can tell me about the difficulty and danger.
hgrapid wrote:Here in Reno, Nevada, a friend of mine and I have been organizing the Yahoo hiking group. Last year we organized a trip to Mount Whitney, which was very successful.
Now, my friend has decided he wants to hike at least two California 14ers this year. He has already done Whitney and White Mountain Peak. I am not recommending Muir or Russell since they are so close to Whitney, and he is familiar with them.
The list of potential hikes are:
*I think Williamson is too dangerous since you can't climb it in August or September.
Maybe Mount Sill is possible, but isn't it harder than Split, Langley, and Tyndall?
Split seems very dangerous, and there is no word on the summitpost site how dangerous the final few hundred yards to the summit are. They seem really nasty!
Can anyone provide insight on what I should suggest?
No, Mt. Sill has a class 2 route coming from the west. Lots of talus to cross, but otherwise pretty easy.
1000Pks wrote:No, Mt. Sill has a class 2 route coming from the west. Lots of talus to cross, but otherwise pretty easy.
True, but our diminished MLC SC leader quickly led us off route, and into class 4, by him (we had/were forced to use a rope). There is not even a use trail. Once you leave the Bishop Pass Trail, you get into class 3, depending on how you do it. I suppose you can get to the Sill class 2 route by other means, but it gets ridiculous to spare the what little scrambling you'd have to do.
The CA 14'ers have much fewer completers than say the CO 14'ers. And now they added Starlight/Polemonium.
I'd say if you must try, start with Langley, but if you refuse basic rock climbing and route finding skills, with the glorious Sierra that we have, there must be something wrong with you!
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