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seano"craziness"

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> "Crazy" people have climbed The Chopping Block or West McMillan Spire in a day, but almost any Pickets adventure involves at least one night.

This is not true. As of 2014, a well-beaten climbers' trail from Goodell Creek means that southern Pickets peaks are reasonable day-trips for someone with decent fitness, equivalent to moderately-hard stuff in the Sierra.
Posted Nov 11, 2014 12:04 am

mvsRe:

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Good grief, a minor trace of hyperbole and humor was identified, and must be eliminated. :-|
Posted Nov 19, 2014 4:16 pm

seanoRe:

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Sorry if it came across like that, but people are easily intimidated when they shouldn't be. Heck, I was the victim of some Pickets mystique before I visited. They may have been an ordeal when Beckey wrote his guidebook, but things have changed, and saying otherwise is a corrosive kind of "anti-sandbagging" that discourages people from enjoying something within their abilities.

They're still a fair amount of distance, and a lot of elevation, but if you go up Goodell Creek, that distance and elevation translate into time the same way they do anywhere else.
Posted Nov 19, 2014 10:48 pm

mvsRe:

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Yeah, I see your point, and obviously I agree in that we wouldn't have even created this page if we wanted to discourage people from going there. I don't think the phrasing was "corrosive," rather it was meant to be inspirational and maybe a little funny. Still, a kinder editor changed the wording to be unoffensive which is doubtless for the best. Happy climbing.
Posted Nov 20, 2014 12:41 pm

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