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alpine anyone??


Posted by physics on May 21, 2006
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Date: After Nov 1, 2014
Location: California, United States
City or Place: Albany
Skill Level: Intermediate
Categories: Hiking, Ice Climbing, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing
Partner Status: Want Partners


updated October 2014: Someone on this site messaged me which peaked my interest again; so looking for a bay area climbing partner Anyone in the bay area with experience need a partner?? If so, send over a message. I have a full rack (rock/ice) and experience leading to ~5.9/WI4. Still in good shape, but off the couch, it may be a little rusty getting going...

some CA routes at one time I wanted to do are listed below:
Swiss Arete climbed with tim 6/17
U-notch still need to do this year! buddy got sick last time got it with fbagni 9/07
NE Coulior of Thunderbolt climbed N Coulior instead March/2007
clyde coulior climbed with fbagni 8/06
Mendel left
Matthes Crest
Muir East Buttress climbed w/ Mike from SD
N. Peak middle ice coulior (the infrequently climbed one)
w. ridge conness climbed with ChuckO
n. arete bear creek spire simul-climbed with tim
Nameless pyramid want to do in winter
anything else that is fun

partners for Alpine climbs:
here are somethings I once desired to climb while I was in school - maybe someday in the future I may care to climb these again, but for now I list them only for posterity:

  • Curtis Ridge on Rainier

  • Bugaboos in B.C.

  • Cordillera Blanca

  • Keiners on Longs Peak & Capitol Pk in Colorado

  • west ridge on Hunter; Moose Tooth in AK


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ttrichedrop a line


I'm in Altadena and have done numerous of the routes you mention. I'm also a graduate student which provides similar flexibility to your schedule.

The couloirs on North Peak are OK, not really destination routes. Good solos though. Probably slushy snow right now.

I'd be interested in climbing the Swiss Arete and Starlight Peak (the Milk Bottle). Mendel is a huge hump in, might be in condition this August or September, although without skis I don't know if I'd want to suffer through that approach. I skied Mt. Darwin last weekend and the GPS said that the round trip was upwards of 20 miles. (We did this over 2 days, pitching camp at Upper Darwin Lake)

Matthes Crest is an utter classic which you should do -- if you want to simul it I might be able to be persuaded, although I would want to jump on some other routes if I was going to drive that far. Probably 3rd Pillar if I get my lead head back. As far as anything else that is fun, there are only a few thousand routes like that in California...
Posted May 22, 2006 5:51 am

physicsRe: drop a line


let's climb again!
Posted Jun 20, 2006 3:32 am



I will be in CA starting mid-July and plan to spend a lot of time in the eastern Sierra and Toulumne. Alpine routes such as the ones you listed are on my itinerary as well. Send me an e-mail if you want to find out more about my experience, etc.
Posted Jul 6, 2006 7:12 pm

looking for someone to set up a base camp for a few days and climb some routes on temple crag and the palisade crest. im in the sierras for the whole summer so almost anytime - except between july 26 and aug 3 - would work for me. Im open for anything though. feel free to give me a call if interested. likewise for anyone else who reads this 619 851 0205. ill be in the backcountry for a couple days just in case you respond.
Posted Jul 10, 2006 4:21 pm

tjbst47U notch


Hey, I'm looking to do the U notch. I could probably go around Aug. 12. Hit me up.
Posted Jul 21, 2006 10:08 pm

n8jojohnson14er in the Winter?



I'm looking for partners to do some winter routes in the Sierras. MR on Whitney, in particular.

The extent of my technical skills is pretty much confined to glacier travel. Most of your list consists of trad climbing of which I have no experience but would love to learn.

Let me know if you're interested.

Posted Jul 30, 2006 4:29 pm

physicsRe: 14er in the Winter?


hey n8jojohnson, yes, I would totally be up for a winter climb or two this upcoming season. already tried climbing Williamson in winter once (see trip report by akullar) and it took 7 days in and out. I would really like to try Nameless Pyramid in winter here . anyhow, e-mail me and we can plan something as not too many people around here it seems climb too much in winter
Posted Aug 8, 2006 4:27 pm

DoanerRe: 14er in the Winter?
Let me know if I can join you guys on the trip. I'm not all that experienced. I've accomplished some small peaks in so cal, but never done a 13er. I've ice climbed a couple of times @ june lake & lee vinings and very comfortable leading a 5.7 trad climb (pushing 5.8). I live in OC so it's not too far from you guys.
Posted Aug 16, 2006 6:24 pm

physicsRe: 14er in the Winter?


sounds good Doaner, you're in. let's try and plan a good winter trip this season. I have a nice quality 3 person expedition tent that could fit us all. like I said, I am open to many things but I think Nameless Pyramid would make a nice all-around winter climb. Or we could attempt the unattemptable: someing in the Palisades, that would be just beautiful in winter. again, up to anything. kurt
Posted Aug 20, 2006 11:01 pm



I'm looking to do Mendel in late sep. or early oct. I've done North Peak and some Lee Vining WI 3, haven't learned to lead it yet, though would love to learn or just try my hand at it. Can't learn if you don't try, right? Also looking to find ice climing partners in general.
Posted Aug 28, 2006 4:29 am

EleutherosTelescope Peak


Need a partner to hike telescope peak in Death Valley NP this September. My truck is in Tennessee so I need wheels but am willing to split costs if ya wanna go. Drop me a message or email me at soulrider2005@sbcglobal.net

I'm a USC student.

Posted Aug 30, 2006 7:28 pm

physicsRe: Telescope Peak


Tennessee, Tennessee, ain't no place I'd rather be ...

telescope pk/death valley is something I would be more apt for doing in winter. if you end up not going and hold out until Dec/Jan, let's try and work something out then
Posted Aug 31, 2006 2:25 am



I'm bored. Want to go climb Charlotte Dome? I want to do something casual and relatively nearby next weekend. You up for it?
Posted Sep 6, 2006 2:04 am

atavisttrad climbs


Are you interested in climbing some 5.7-5.8s in Red Rocks, JTree, or Tahquitz this fall and winter? I will also go for any alpine climbs in the Sierras.

I have Crimson Chysalis (Red Rocks), Sahara Terror (Tahquitz), Epinephrine (Red Rocks), Fishhook Arete (Mt. Russell) on the top of my list.
Posted Nov 6, 2006 4:15 am



I'm graduating in March, and am dying to get down to Peru and do some cllimbing this summer before starting up med school. I'm also interested in joining you on some trips in california after I get done with school. My email is mortwi@wwc.edu if you want to get a hold of me.
Posted Dec 11, 2006 12:47 pm

theswissfactortrad climbing


I just moved to Los Angeles and want to get out climbing. I'm a freelancer, so my schedule is super flexible. I'd love to do some climbing in Joshua Tree this winter, and I'm really excited to do some trips in the Sierra.

My email is peterbohler@gmail.com. I'd love to get out next week sometime.
Posted Jan 20, 2007 6:58 pm



lets go do nameless pyramid. that is, if you aren't too busy clubbin'
Posted Feb 12, 2007 5:44 am

JaminLiberty Ridge


I am planning on doing Liberty Ridge this upcoming year sometime in May. I only have experience up to WI 3, but I have practiced prusiking and I know the basics of crevasse rescue. I also have tons of experience with self-arrest. I plan on trying to do a reconnaisance of the route this April. The objective will be to get up to the bottom of the route or to Thumb Rock.

Posted Feb 14, 2007 6:59 am



I live in Berkeley and work in Albany.
let me know of future plans,
I am looking for one to do Aconcagua?
Posted Oct 14, 2017 6:50 pm

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