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Re: Beautiful Sierra SUMMER conditions

Postby Burchey » Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:32 am

mrchad9 wrote:Off to Middle Palisade glacier… would we need to rope up for the crevasses as is so often required?


I know who we can ask!

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mrchad9 wrote:My favorite shot as my partner flew through the air as the lip of the snow broke. Somewhat intentionally.


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Shet you Noobz are gunna braak alll the ice oFF LEeVIninG SHet!


artrock23 wrote:At the summit.
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Nice ax, my man...but it's too long! :wink:

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Re: Beautiful Sierra SUMMER conditions

Postby Deb » Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:49 am

My first trip to Middle Pal Glacier today to climb Mid Pal. Most interesting happenings up there! Constant boulder fall everywhere except Mid Pal's chute. What an excellent climb! Skeeters were out :(
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Re: Beautiful Sierra SUMMER conditions

Postby QITNL » Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:18 am

Hey artrock23 - hope it's cool i x-posted your shot of lyell on this thread:

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum ... r-stagnant

Wow, dry as a bone this year.
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Re: Beautiful Sierra SUMMER conditions

Postby artrock23 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:59 am

Burchey wrote:Nice ax, my man...but it's too long! :wink:


But i've always had a long axe! :mrgreen:

QITNL wrote:Hey artrock23 - hope it's cool i x-posted your shot of lyell on this thread:

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum ... r-stagnant

Wow, dry as a bone this year.


No problem!
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Re: Beautiful Sierra SUMMER conditions

Postby Princess Buttercup » Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:15 pm

Now if *this* doesn't have trouble written all over it...

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Re: Beautiful Sierra SUMMER conditions

Postby BHunewill » Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:51 am

Small lakes on the Virginia Lakes trail August 4th:
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Stanton Peak, Virginia Peak and Whorl Mountain (in back) from the Summit Lake trail
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East Lake from the summit of Epidote Peak:
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Got an early start and avoided the smoke and haze. The summit block of Epidote Peak was enjoyable, just with there was more of it.
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Re: Beautiful Sierra SUMMER conditions

Postby mrchad9 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:15 pm

I guess not many people are going out into the Sierra???

A great two night trip out of South Lake with a superb pair of partners last weekend. We had a splendid time!

Here the Middle Fork of the Kings River winds through Grouse Meadow.

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Followed by a steep climb up Rambaud Creek, with a nice view up Palisade Creek to Mather Pass.

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Finally we reached the base of Devils Crag. Here in the morning as the sun hits.

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And of course the BetaLight shot…

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My partners head over the talus to Rambaud Pass.

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Initial view of Devils Crag was a bit intimidating.

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Good climbing on the ridge though. Here I look down from the first class 4 section.

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Heading through the Rabbit Ears. Very exposed… there wasn’t really anything below that 8 inch ledge his feet are on for quite a ways.

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Finishing up the second class 4 section. Bit of loose rock on this one.

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And coming down the crux.

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Afterwards we went over to Wheel Mountain. Nice view back to Devils Crag.

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My partners descending the steep bit below Rambaud Pass in the afternoon.

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Shallow lake on the way out at about 10300 feet with the Palisades in the background.

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Devils Crag

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Exiting through Dusy Basin, Agassiz, Winchell, Thunderbolt, North Palisade, and Isosceles Peak line the background.

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Re: Beautiful Sierra SUMMER conditions

Postby Daria » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:37 pm

I think people are getting out, but not everyone posts about it in this thread. People post about their weekend adventures more on facebook.
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Re: Beautiful Sierra SUMMER conditions

Postby mrchad9 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:46 pm

Daria wrote:I think people are getting out, but not everyone posts about it in this thread. People post about their weekend adventures more on facebook.

Well I'm not on Facebook... so it didn't happen!

I guess I will stop posting : - (
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Re: Beautiful Sierra SUMMER conditions

Postby AceSierra » Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:03 pm

mrchad9 wrote:Well I'm not on Facebook... so it didn't happen!



Very glad I'm not on it either. Hell, my cell phone still just makes phone calls.

University Peak pano from Saturday. Happy to get a few clouds, makes everything look so much better, esp with zero snow on the surrounding peaks.
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Re: Beautiful Sierra SUMMER conditions

Postby Deb » Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:29 pm

I climb 2 or 3 peaks a week, I just don't post trip reports and photos on SP.
Soooo, by the way - Milestone and Midway = DONE and DONE!
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Re: Beautiful Sierra SUMMER conditions

Postby mrchad9 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:46 pm

Deb wrote:Soooo, by the way - Milestone and Midway = DONE and DONE!

Super!

Not a back get for just two days!
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Re: Beautiful Sierra SUMMER conditions

Postby Deb » Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:15 am

mrchad9 wrote:
Deb wrote:Soooo, by the way - Milestone and Midway = DONE and DONE!

Super!

Not a back get for just two days!

REE-DICK-U-LOUS views! Pat and I total 66.6% of all chicks to summit both of these peaks this year. HAHA!
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Re: Beautiful Sierra SUMMER conditions

Postby Daria » Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:08 am

Deb wrote:
mrchad9 wrote:
Deb wrote:Soooo, by the way - Milestone and Midway = DONE and DONE!

Super!

Not a back get for just two days!

REE-DICK-U-LOUS views! Pat and I total 66.6% of all chicks to summit both of these peaks this year. HAHA!


The sierra peak bagging year is not over yet! So that percentage might change.
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Re: Beautiful Sierra SUMMER conditions

Postby Deb » Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:40 am

Daria wrote:
Deb wrote:
mrchad9 wrote:
Deb wrote:Soooo, by the way - Milestone and Midway = DONE and DONE!

Super!

Not a back get for just two days!

REE-DICK-U-LOUS views! Pat and I total 66.6% of all chicks to summit both of these peaks this year. HAHA!


The sierra peak bagging year is not over yet! So that percentage might change.

Hmmmm, yes, clearly. Let me put away my umbrella so you can shit on my parade. Go get 'em and scratch my name out of the register. Geeez :roll:
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