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Eastern Sierra - moderate technical routes

Matthew Holliman

Posted by Matthew Holliman on Mar 23, 2006
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Activity Details

Date: After Jun 1, 2006
Location: California, United States
City or Place: Bishop
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Categories: Hiking, Ice Climbing, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing
Partner Status: Need Partners


Looking for people to join me for the following this summer/fall. For some, I already have partners lined up, but others are just climbs I still have on my wishlist:

Technical rock:
Mt. Sill (Swiss Arete)
Temple Crag (Venusian Blind)
Matthes Crest traverse
Charlotte Dome (South Face)
Cathedral Peak (SE Buttress)/Eichorn Pinnacle
Bear Creek Spire (North Arete)
Shepherd Crest (NW Face)
Lone Pine Peak (NE Ridge)

Feather Peak (Feather Couloir)
North Peak (North Couloir)
Mt. Dana (Dana Couloir)
Mt. Gilbert (North Couloir)

Scrambles/short technical rock:
(I'd prefer to solo most of these routes, but may rope up for short sections, e.g. especially the crux sections on the EF)
Morgan Pass-Cox Col traverse (including Bear Creek Spire NE Ridge)
North Pal (via the U-Notch/chimney)-Polemonium-Sill traverse
Mt. Whitney (East Face)
Mt. Darwin (North Face)
Thor Peak (Stemwinder)
Mt. Humphreys (East Arete)

I prefer to do stuff car-to-car in a day whenever possible (i.e. pretty much always in the Sierra). Lead up to about 5.6 or so, follow to about 5.8... I hope to improve that this summer!

I also have a few long (in some cases, very long) dayhikes on my agenda for the summer, or next summer if I don't squeeze them in this year. I don't need partners for any of these, but figured I'd post them here in case anyone was interested:
Devils Crags #1
Black Kaweah
Charybdis/Black Giant
Picket Guard Peak
Norman Clyde Peak
Tehipite Dome
Mt. Stanford/Mt. Ericsson
Seven Gables (East Face)
Glacier Ridge
Mt. Darwin (West Ridge) -- if I don't climb the North face first
Mt. Carl Heller (East Arete)
Mt. Reinstein
Mt. Ruskin


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Matthew HollimanRe: Eastern Sierra - Logistical Center

Matthew Holliman

Thanks! I'm sure I'll still be pottering around the Sierra and looking for partners next summer...
Posted Jun 10, 2006 11:56 pm

murraymcleodAre you still alive??


I see no posts after last Spring....did you survive your wish list (especially those little "one-day" jaunts!)?
Posted Jan 4, 2007 10:06 pm

Matthew HollimanRe: Are you still alive??

Matthew Holliman

Yep, I'm still alive! I had to spend a good part of the summer over in China for work, so I only made it to a few of those objectives (Darwin's North Face, Black Kaweah, Norman Clyde), so most of the list had to be postponed... but hopefully I'll make some inroads this summer!
Posted Jan 9, 2007 9:37 pm

Matthew HollimanRe: interested

Matthew Holliman

Cool, I'll be in touch if/when I head out to those.
Posted Mar 6, 2007 3:07 pm

jvrhfreemanWeekend 9/8/09-9/9/07
Matthew- I'd be interested in any climbing trips in the Sierra that you'd be up for during the weekend of 9/8/07- 9/9/07. Thanks -Jim
Posted Sep 4, 2007 10:18 pm

bryangastMt. Sill????


If you are still looking for Mt.Sill my partner flaked on me and I have a permit already for June 28 through the 1st. Let me know.

Posted Jun 12, 2009 2:12 pm

blueshadeSierras, Yosemite 2011


Hey, if you're still looking for partners these days, I'm planning a trip to the Sierras and Yosemite, probably in July. I'm looking at climbs such as Conness, Matthes Crest, Palisade Traverse, and Cathedral Range Traverse.

Posted Dec 4, 2010 1:54 pm

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