Sierra Ledge Rat wrote:From SF, you're looking at one helluva drive (8+ hours) to get anywhere in the middle or southern Sierra (Palisades, Ritter range, etc.) If you're willing to do the time behind the wheel, the above suggestions by aahz and 96avs01 are TOP-NOTCH and EXCELLENT ideas.
If you're looking for something a little closer, head up into Yosemite (Half Dome) or Tuolomne Meadows like SpiderSavage suggested.
Another option is Matterhorn Peak on the Sawtooth Ridge. From SF you can travel over Donner Pass to Bridgeport. The approach is quick and easy, the scenery and glaciers and beautiful, and there's a lot of class 3 climbing.
Don't worry, in no time the Sierra Nevada will have you saying, "Wasatch? What's that?" There is NO COMPARISON.
fossana wrote:It's a bit of a haul to Lone Pine, but E Ridge of Russell is an ultra classic Class 3. IMHO, Lyell's not worth the hike.
fossana wrote:See RickF's suggestion on Agassiz, Cloudripper or Hurd
fossana wrote:It's a bit of a haul to Lone Pine, but E Ridge of Russell is an ultra classic Class 3.
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