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Penelope May-Smrz and I on top of Lamarck Col, Evolution Basin, High Sierra, in July 2015.


Male, 69 years old

Idyllwild, San Jacinto Mountains, California, United States

Power = 149 (Vote Weight = 89.19%)

Occupation: All kinds of climbing and hiking, anytime I can. Work? You must be kidding!

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A Few Words: I have been climbing, skiing and hiking mostly in the California High Sierra ever since I came to the US in 1970 from Prague in the Czech Republic. I love the Mountains of the Western US and I hope that I can hike and climb in them for many more years. If you read my messages, please forgive my occasional total destruction of your language, I'm doing my best. I have been American Alpine Club (AAC) member since 1983. Cheers and good climbing, Alois Smrz.
This page only lists a few climbs I have done in the 55 plus years I have been climbing. If I ever get the free time, I will post all of it, but don't hold your breath, I'm as busy as ever...

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My Routes (29)
The Northeast Face, II, 5.6 (Tahquitz Rock (Lily Rock))
Jim's Buttress, III, 5.10a (Lone Pine Peak)
Trench Connection, I, 5.7 (Joshua Tree National Park)
Dark Shadows, IV, 5.8 (Mescalito)
El Nino (Moro Rock)
Mt Baldy to Ontario Peak Ski Traverse (Mount San Antonio (Mount Baldy))
East Arete, IV, 5.8 (Bear Creek Spire)
Czech Pillar, III, 5.9 (Lone Pine Peak)
My Trip Reports (18)

Climber's Logs I've Signed (211)
Areas & Ranges (3)
Cedar Breaks National Monument (US National Monuments)
Cirque of the Towers (Wind River Range)
Mountains & Rocks (113)
Pinto Mountain (Joshua Tree National Park)
Polemonium Peak (California 14ers)
Manly Peak (California Desert Peaks)
Fairview Dome (Tuolumne Meadows - Logistical Center)
Sheep Mountain (Peninsular Ranges)
Chuckwalla Mountain (Desert Peaks Section (DPS Peaks List))
Old Woman Mountain (California Desert Peaks)
Hyalite Peak (Gallatin Range)
Mount Francis Farquhar (Sequoia/Kings Canyon NP)
The Thumb (Palisades)
South Guardian Angel (Zion National Park)
Jean Peak (Peninsular Ranges)
Tin Mountain (Death Valley)
Siberia, East, 5.7-5.10b (Joshua Tree National Park)
Moapa Peak (Southern Nevada)
Quail Mountain (Joshua Tree National Park)
North Sandia Peak (New Mexico 10k+ Peaks)
The Hermit (Sequoia/Kings Canyon NP)
Glyder Fach (Snowdonia/Eryri)
Boundary Peak (Nevada) (Nevada County Highpoints)
Mount Muir (California 14ers)
Denali (Alaska Range)
Mount San Antonio (Mount Baldy) (California County Highpoints)
Marion Mountain (Peninsular Ranges)
Sundance Pinnacle (Wind River Range)
Mount Abbot (John Muir Wilderness)
Stirrup Rock, 5.6-5.12b (Joshua Tree National Park)
Signal Peak (Arizona County Highpoints)
Mt Carl Heller (John Muir Wilderness)
Mount Moran (Teton Range)
Mount Starr King (Yosemite National Park)
Blencathra (The Lake District (UK))
Black Mountain #1 (Peninsular Ranges)
Mount Winchell (Palisades)
University Peak (John Muir Wilderness)
Rabbit Peak (California Desert Peaks)
Granite Mountains (California Desert Peaks)
Mount Dubois (Inyo-White Mountains)
Muddy Peak (Southern Nevada)
Ubehebe Peak (California Desert Peaks)
Corkscrew Peak (California Desert Peaks)
Mount Deltaform (Canadian Rockies Alpine Climbs)
Tucki Mountain (California Desert Peaks)
Grand Teton (Teton Range)
Mount Lowe (San Gabriel Mountains)
North Palisade (California County Highpoints)
South and North Inyo Craters (Mono-Inyo Craters)
Spik (Martuljek group)
Charlotte Dome (Sequoia/Kings Canyon NP)
Mount Irvine (John Muir Wilderness)
The Watchtower (Lodgepole)
Mount Darwin (Sequoia/Kings Canyon NP)
Arc Dome (Ultra-prominence Peaks of the 48 States)
Mount LeConte (Sequoia/Kings Canyon NP)
Suicide Rock (Peninsular Ranges)
Ryan Mountain (Joshua Tree National Park)
Williamson Rock (San Gabriel Mountains)
Mount Cramer (Idaho County Highpoints)
Mount Williamson (California 14ers)
Trojan Peak (John Muir Wilderness)
Castle Peak (White Clouds)
Mount Thompson (Sequoia/Kings Canyon NP)
Half Dome (Yosemite National Park)
Tahquitz Rock (Lily Rock) (Peninsular Ranges)
Mount Dana (Yosemite National Park)
Tahquitz Peak (Peninsular Ranges)
Telescope Peak (Ultra-prominence Peaks of the 48 States)
Middle Teton (Teton Range)
Wolfs Head (Cirque of the Towers)
Pingora Peak (Cirque of the Towers)
Gannett Peak (U.S. State Highpoints)
Rainbow Mountain (Red Rock Climbing)
Baboquivari Peak (Tucson Mountain Ranges)
Lembert Dome (Yosemite National Park)
Mount Clarence King (Sequoia/Kings Canyon NP)
Mescalito (Red Rock Climbing)
Moro Rock (Sequoia/Kings Canyon NP)
Iron Mountain #1 (San Gabriel Mountains)
Weavers Needle (Superstition Mountains)
Mount Shasta (California County Highpoints)
Picacho Peak (California Desert Peaks)
The Needles (Great Western Divide)
Lassen Peak (California County Highpoints)
San Gorgonio (California County Highpoints)
Mount Dade (John Muir Wilderness)
Mount Athabasca (Columbia Icefield)
Mount Baker (Cascade Volcanoes)
Mount Rainier (Cascade Volcanoes)
Temple Crag (John Muir Wilderness)
Aconcagua (Aconcagua Group)
Split Mountain (California 14ers)
El Capitan (Yosemite National Park)
Pico de Orizaba (Mexican Volcanoes)
Popocatépetl (Mexican Volcanoes)
Mount Sill (California 14ers)
North Peak (Yosemite National Park)
Matthes Crest (Yosemite National Park)
San Jacinto Peak (California County Highpoints)
Clyde Minaret (Ansel Adams Wilderness)
Thunderbolt Peak (California 14ers)
Mount Whitney (California County Highpoints)
Cathedral Peak (Yosemite National Park)
Bear Creek Spire (John Muir Wilderness)
Feather Peak (John Muir Wilderness)
Mount Mendel (Sequoia/Kings Canyon NP)
Mount Gilbert (Sequoia/Kings Canyon NP)
Mount Haeckel (Sequoia/Kings Canyon NP)
The Fin (Lodgepole)
Lone Pine Peak (John Muir Wilderness)
Routes (95)
The Unmentionable (Pinnacles, Gabilan Range)
Northeast Arete (Mount Cowen)
Left Water Crack (Lembert Dome)
East Arete, IV, 5.8 (Bear Creek Spire)
Czech Pillar, III, 5.9 (Lone Pine Peak)
Goof Proof Roof (Joshua Tree National Park)
Standard (Moapa Peak)
The Knife Edge of the Shield (Sandia Mountains)
Williams Lake (Wheeler Peak (NM))
Northwest Ridge (The Thumb)
Southeast Face (Clyde Minaret)
The North Face (Mount Darwin)
Starr's Route (Mount Goddard)
Underhill Couloir, Right-Hand (Thunderbolt Peak)
Northwest Arete (Mount Haeckel)
Jim's Buttress, III, 5.10a (Lone Pine Peak)
NE Gully (Laurel Mountain)
East Buttress (Mount Muir)
Iron to Baldy Traverse (Iron Mountain #1)
East Buttress (El Capitan)
Headstone Rock (Joshua Tree National Park)
Snowdon Horseshoe (Snowdon/Yr Wyddfa)
Direct South Face (Lone Pine Peak)
High Sierra Trail (Mount Whitney)
Liberty Ridge (Mount Rainier)
Regular Route (Fairview Dome)
Lucky Streaks (Fairview Dome)
Direct Exum (Grand Teton)
North Couloir (Mount Gilbert)
Harrington Couloir (Mount Thompson)
Moynier Couloir (Mount Thompson)
Southeast Arete (Baboquivari Peak)
Deer Springs Trail (San Jacinto Peak)
Southwest Chutes (Mount Francis Farquhar)
Northeast Ridge (Bear Creek Spire)
Lazy Day, 5.7 (Joshua Tree National Park)
Northwest Arete (Mount Clark)
Orphan, 5.9 (Old Woman)
Mt Baldy to Ontario Peak Ski Traverse (Mount San Antonio (Mount Baldy))
Dandelion, 10a (Old Woman)
Right Couloir (Checkered Demon)
South Fork Trail (San Gorgonio)
North Couloir Direct (Mount Humphreys)
Machete Ridge traverse (Old Original) (Pinnacles, Gabilan Range)
Moon Goddess Arete (Temple Crag)
The Importance of Being Ernest, 5.10D R (Joshua Tree National Park)
Steck Salathé (Sentinel Rock - Yosemite)
Dappled Mare (Joshua Tree National Park)
Rubicon (Joshua Tree National Park)
Cake Walk (Joshua Tree National Park)
Sail Away (Hidden Tower)
The Flake, 5.8 (Intersection Rock)
North Gulley Ascent/Descent (Tahquitz Rock (Lily Rock))
The Northeast Face, II, 5.6 (Tahquitz Rock (Lily Rock))
The Uneventful (Tahquitz Rock (Lily Rock))
Men with Cow's Heads (Joshua Tree National Park)
A Little Nukey (Courtright Reservoir)
Song Of The Earth (Courtright Reservoir)
Left ski track (Tahquitz Rock (Lily Rock))
EBGB's (Joshua Tree National Park)
Round Valley (San Jacinto Peak)
Dream of Wild Turkeys, 5.10a, 10 Pitches (Black Velvet Wall, 5.9-5.12a)
Patterdale Round (The Lake District (UK))
U-Notch + Chimney Variation (North Palisade)
Cactus To Clouds (San Jacinto Peak)
The Green Arch (Tahquitz Rock (Lily Rock))
Fuller Ridge Trail (San Jacinto Peak)
East Ridge (North Guardian Angel)
Marion Mountain (San Jacinto Peak)
South Ridge Trail (Tahquitz Peak)
North Ridge (Lone Pine Peak)
Silver Lining (The Fin)

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