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Winter climbs in Tahoe area

Postby eric.fides » Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:39 pm

Anyone have suggestions for climbs during the fall/winter (Sep-Dec) in the tahoe area? Just places to practice and train to eventually try Shasta in June.
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Re: Winter climbs in Tahoe area

Postby mrchad9 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:53 pm

Castle Peak, Pyramid Peak, Mount Tallac, Dicks Peak, Mount Rose, Round Top.

If you want longer options plenty of those too!

A while back I made this list of peaks... all are doable in winter...

http://www.summitpost.org/lake-tahoe-ba ... aks/738032
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Re: Winter climbs in Tahoe area

Postby Edgewood » Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:49 am

1000 Peaks... nice to see some things never change.
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Re: Winter climbs in Tahoe area

Postby fogey » Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:05 am

I'm not sure whether the northern or southern end of Tahoe is more convenient for the OP, but the closest thing to Shasta I've done near Tahoe is Freel Peak from a neighborhood off Pioneer Trail, via Fountain Place--full day trip (on skis), more than 4000, maybe 4500 feet of climbing, ~15 miles round trip, and WINDY and cold for the last leg--Freel has a little of the above-everything-else exposure that makes Shasta weather so volatile.
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Re: Winter climbs in Tahoe area

Postby powderjunkie » Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:34 pm

yeah, no good ski mountaineers in Tahoe. Well, maybe a couple SC members.
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Re: Winter climbs in Tahoe area

Postby powderjunkie » Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:02 pm

huh?

yeah, i'm trolling but.... What?
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