back contry sierra alpine ascents
Posted by leonie on May 14, 2012
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City or Place: high sierra
Skill Level: Intermediate
Partner Status: Want Partners
it looks like high sierra season is going to start way early this year, which is exciting because i have along list of way out there peaks i am excited about. but my rope gun boyfriend is saddled with one of those dreaded job things, so he won't be able to join me, boo. i have most of june and all of august and september free for roaming and the sierra is where my heart sings the loudest. anyone out there with scads of free time, moderate climbing experience and a passionate love for deep back country areas?
i've done a bunch of mild mountaineering, incluing the east butt of whitney, east ridge of russell, thotlum-bolam roue up shasta, east ridge of carl heller. also done steve roper's high roue and a bunch of rambling around in the himalyas, canadian rockies, southern alps. i m comfortable climbing 5.8 or so, multi-pitch in an alpine environment and pretty good at holding it together when things get strange as they often do.more obsessed with the aesthetics of a climb than the numbers. i love me a god 3rd class ridge climb.
some of my ideas....
a week long trip including ascents of brewer, north guard and thunder mountains
a quickie trip up the west ridge of conness and down the north ridge- probably 3 days
a traverse of whorl mountain
a 4-5 day trip including vidette peak and center peak
a 4-5 day trip to include haeckel and darwin. or make it longer and throw in humphrey's and emerson
on and on, i got loads of ideas. please message me if you are at all interested and let's get to scheming!
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