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Regional discussion and conditions reports for the Golden State. Please post partners requests and trip plans in the California Climbing Partners forum.

Sierra Couloir report

as of Sep 19:
North couloir of Humphreys: melted out at the bottom and another melted out section higher up. Did not look worth doing.
Checkered Demon: melted out
Kindergaten Chute: Looked like continuous snow
North couloir of Gilbert: Two very short melted out section (middle and top), but overall in a great shape. Mostly hard neve, with two short sections of ice.

I don't know how to insert pictures, if you want to see ...
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Whitney MR

Anyone been up the Whitney Mountaineer's Route lately? I'm planning on heading up next week and was wondering what gear might still be necessary as far as boot type/crampons/etc. I feel like wearing my Mont Blancs might be overkill. Thanks!
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gardiner basin from west

anyone have info on heading east up basin after descending gardiner pass, to access gardiner basin from what looks on map/sat to be a viable pass just nw of mt gardiner ?
many thanks !
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Bishop Pass

I've got a permit to go over Bishop Pass in a week or so. Anybody have a snow report? Also, how easy is it to ford the Middle Fork of the Kings down in LeConte Canyon?
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Any programs like Mountaineers.org offers in WA?

Mountaineers.org offers some year long programs that teach a wide range of mountaineering and alpine skills over the course of an year, which includes several trips too. Here's an example:

https://www.mountaineers.org/about/bran ... attle-2018

Does anyone know if there is a similar organization in CA? All I find are private outfits that have 3-day or 5-day courses.
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Lyon Peak - Granite Chief Wilderness

Has anyone joined the Tevis Cup trail from Soda Springs Rd past the Cedars recently? There is Forest Road 51 which shows the Tevis Cup ending there after passing below Lyon Peak. I have heard conflicting reports about the state of this road and would like to know if someone has been there recently. Thank you.
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Sing Peak - High Sierra, magazine article

Flying back on Southwest from chasing Norman Clyde ghosts in Glacier NP and came across this little article on Sing Peak in the High Sierra. A little history and nostalgia that might be useful if you ever take a hike up the peak.. Enjoy.

Mountain Man


In 1915, backcountry cook Tie Sing fed an expedition of men who would go on to create the National Park Service. ...
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Mt. No Goode

There seems to be confusion over which peek is Mt. No Goode. Referring to the canyon to the SE of Mt. Goode, the SP page says:

"As one walks up the broad canyon, Mt. Goode is on the right making up one side of the canyon, Mt. No Goode is at the far western end, and an unnamed prominent peak adorns the left side."

This makes sense, but I climbed the unnamed peak today (south ...
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Williamson/Tyndall conditions

Hi, I was wondering if anyone has any recent information on the routes up Mt Williamson and/or Mt Tyndall via Shepherd's Pass. Thanks!
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Conditions on Split Mountain

Hi, I was wondering if anyone has up-to-date information about the conditions on Split Mountain. In particular, how is the road to the trailhead, is it still as bad as the info online seems to suggest, was it affected by the rain/flooding this spring? Any recent TRs?

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