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Center Basin Crags

I'm curious if anyone has any insight into the numbering of the Center Basin Crags, specifically No. 5. Secor describes the route to Center Basin Crag No. 5 as follows: "This is a class 2 scramble from the north." He also mentions that "he notch between Crag No. 3 and Crag No. 4 is reached by traversing to it from the large scree gully that leads from Center Basin to the saddle north of Crag ...
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Peak suggestions for next week (to practice ice axe skills)

Hi All

I know there was a similar post asking about peaks in Tahoe but I wanted to make this more open.

I'm thinking of climbing Whitney in a few weeks and was looking for peak suggestions (anywhere about <=6 hours from SF) for next weekend that are both pretty and also challenging enough for a beginner to practice their technical (ice axe/crampon) skills.

Thanks a lot for your help and hope to see you ...
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Glen Dawson...... Gone at 103


June 3, 1912 to March 22, 2016

"The best America could offer."
William Alsup
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California Mountains in early April


we're planning to play in California for ten days in early april ...

Whitney Mountaineers Route and Shasta Casaval Ridge are high on our wish list ... if we have decent conditions, we should have extra days to play elsewhere ...

got any recommendations ? fun climbs or any other fun stuff to do nearby ? thanks !

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Favorite Tahoe Area Peaks

Hey all! I'm new to mountaineering, and I'm looking for good peaks in the Tahoe area to either climb, or simply to practice my skills on in the spring and early summer. I climbed Telescope Peak this past week, but the snow wasn't really something that necessitated ice axes or crampons, so I'm hoping for some good places to hone those skills. Ideally something I could solo, but if that's an inherently terrible idea, let ...
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Skiing the West side of Palisades in early April?

Pen and I would like to ski up Taboose Pass and the western side of the Palisades in early April. We tried this twice (2012 and 2013) but failed due to lack of snow.

Would anyone care to comment on how much snow there is presently in that area? A friend told me that there is again not enough snow for this.

We would ski over Taboose and Mather Pass to the west side of ...
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Whitney in the winter

What climbing great is necessary for Mountaineer's Route in Winter?
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Skiing Shasta early April

Any current info or speculation about climbing and skiing Shasta via the Hotlum-Wintun the first week of April?
Haven't done Shasta yet, so any good info would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Matterhorn Peak conditions?

Wondering if anyone has been to the Matterhorn Peak region lately.
I might be up there in a week and would love to give it a shot. Thanks.
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Telescope Peak Conditions

Hoping to climb Telescope Peak for the first time in a couple of weeks--does anyone know what the snow/ice conditions are usually like in early March? Temps seem to be well above freezing during the day, but I've heard that it can get icy.

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