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Matthes Crest Conditions

Loooking for recent beta on crest route concerning snow/ice/running water and conditions of rappel slings. Will be attempting the 5.7 route on Tuesday. Thanks!
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Anyone been out to Mt. Lyell?

Wondering what sort of conditions to expect, whether there's snow, etc?
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Mt Whitney Multiple Injuries June 11 2018

My daughter and I left Whitney portal at 2:45 a m on June 10, 2018. Arrived at trail camp at about 7 a m. Started up chute and were considering turning back when four people slid down at over 30 mph completely out of control. They fell over 1,000 vertical feet. Screaming, bouncing, did not stop til bottom snow pack. Head injuries, broken bones, hypothermia, among injuries. Helicopters took ...
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Cloudripper <-> Picture Puzzle

Anyone got intel on the ridge between Cloudripper and Picture Puzzle? I was admiring it from below last time I was out there, wondering if there's any chance of it being doable at class-3/4.
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Granite Peak Accessible? Granite Peak Accessible?

I may well be overreacting, but yesterday I happened to notice someone had logged an ascent of Granite Peak in the Dugway Range on Peakbagger, the first ascent logged on any climbing site I know of. Coincidentally, I noticed that the gray shading indicating military land on Google Maps that had previously covered Granite Peak was considerably smaller. Does this mean that Granite Peak is open for business? If anyone has any information please speak ...
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Fire Restrictions

Just a friendly reminder to everyone to check with the National Forest and County Sherriff's offices in any areas you are planning to hike and especially camp at in Colorado this summer. There are at least 5 active wildfires in Colorado as of this morning (June 11), the largest being the 416 Fire outside of Durango.

We were in the Sangre de Cristos this weekend and drove past signage in Chaffee and Fremont counties noting ...
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New Speed Record on Denali's Cassin Ridge by Colin Haley ... sin-ridge/

Female duo makes first ascent on the Slovak Direct on Denali ... ak-direct/
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Mini-trip report for Lassen

On June 3, I climbed Lassen Peak and thought I'd post a couple of photos in case anyone is wondering about conditions.

The trail is about 50 percent dirt and 50 percent snow. Of course, if you prefer snow, you could ascend the slopes that skiers and snowboarders are using to descend and avoid more of the dirt.

About 60 degrees when I started at 9 a.m. Perfect weather -- didn't need anything more than ...
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