California CLIMBING/HIKING/FLYING TRIP REPORTS


This page provides links to my climbing trip reports (and a Cascade volcanoes aerial photography adventure) in California, including climbs in Yosemite, Tuolumne, the High Sierra, and the South Cascades. California granite is steep and the cracks are splitter; I plan on returning to this area to climb again and again. You can access the trip reports by clicking on the interactive map below, scrolling to the list below, or using the sidebar to the left.


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TRIP REPORT NAVIGATION OPTION #2
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KEY:
  • Some of my favorites are in red.
  •      = summer conditions
  •      = fall conditions
  •      = winter conditions
  •      = spring conditions

SIERRA
SUMMIT / AREA ROUTE DATE / LINK
Alpine Climbs
• BEAR CREEK Spire North Arête (5.8, 800')     Aug'13
• CARDINAL Pinnacle West Face (5.10a, 4p, 500')     Sep'13
• CLYDE Minaret Southeast Face w/ direct start (5.10a, 1400')     Jul'15
• Mt. CONNESS 1. North Ridge (5.6, 80', solo descent)
2. West Ridge (5.6, 1500', solo ascent)
1.    Aug'15
2.     Aug'15
• INCREDIBLE HULK 1. Red Dihedral (5.10b, 1200')
2. Positive Vibrations (5.11a, 1500')
1.     Sep'13/Aug'15
2.     Sep'13
• MERRIAM Peak North Buttress (5.10b, 1000')     Sep'13
• Mt. RITTER from Ediza Lake (3rd)     Oct'05
• ROSY FINCH Peak North Ridge (4th)     Nov'05
• Mt. RUSSELL 1. Fishhook Arête (5.9, 700')
2. Mithral Dihedral (5.9+, 700')
3. Western Front (5.10c, 900')
1.     Aug'13
2.     Jul'15
3.     Jul'15
• SPLIT Mountain North Ridge (3rd)     Sep'05
• TEMPLE CRAG Dark Star (V, 5.10c, 2000')     Jul'15
• THIRD PILLAR of DANA Regular Route (5.10b, 5p, 600')     Jun'13
• Mt. WHITNEY 1. East Buttress (5.7, 1000')
2. East Face (5.7, 1000')
3. via JMT trail (2nd)
1.     Jul'15
2.     Jul'15
3.     Sep'055
Multi-Day/Peak Expeditions
• JOHN MUIR Trail North to South, 222 miles     Sep'05
• PALISADE Traverse THUNDERBOLT-STARLIGHT-N PALISADE-[POLEMONIUM-SILL not reached] (5th)     Jun'10
• Tour de PALISADES NORMAN CLYDE Peak Firebird Ridge (5.9), NORMAN CLYDE Peak Twilight Pillar (5.9), PALISADE CREST (5.8)     Jun'13

SOUTH CASCADES
SUMMIT ROUTE DATE / LINK
Aerial Adventure
• CASCADE VOLCANOES Aerial Photography Tour (winter conditions)
Rainier, Adams, Hood, Jefferson, Three Sisters, Crater Lake, Shasta, Lassen, St. Helens, and more!     Jan'13
Alpine Climbs
• Mt. SHASTA 1. Casaval Ridge (snowy 3rd)
2. Green Butte/Sergeant's Ridge (snowy 3rd)
1.     Apr'05/ May'05
2.     May'05

TUOLUMNE
SUMMIT / AREA ROUTE DATE / LINK
• CATHEDRAL Traverse CATHEDRAL Peak SE Buttress (5.6, 700') - EICHORN'S Pinnacle N Face (5.4) - ECHO Peaks (3rd to 5.7) - ECHO Ridge (3rd) - COCKSCOMB (4th) - UNICORN Peak (4th)     Jun'13
• DRUG Dome 1. Crystal Meth (5.8 R-, 3p, 300')
2. 
Oz (5.10d, 4p, 500')
1.     Jul'15
2.     Jun'07,
    Jul'15
• FAIRVIEW Dome 1. Lucky Streaks (5.10d, 6p, 600')
2. North Face aka Regular Route (5.9, 5-12p, 900')
1.     Jun'07
2.     Aug'13
• LAMB Dome 1. Little Sheeba (5.10a, 1p, 90')
2. On the Lamb (5.9, 4p, 500') with Sleeper P3 (5.8 R) / Jailbreak P4 (5.9 R-) finish
1.     Jul'15
2.     Jul'15
• LEMBERT Dome 1. Direct Northwest Face (5.10b, 4p, 400')
2. Truck'N Drive (5.9 R, 3p, 300')
1.     Jul'15
2.     Jul'15
• MARIUOLUMNE Dome 1. Hobbit Book (5.7 R, 4p, 500')
2. Serrated Edge (5.10b, 4p, 500')
1.     Jul'15
2.     Jul'15
• MOUNTAINEERS Dome American Wet Dream (5.10b R, 5p, 500')     Jul'15
• PYWIACK Dome 1. Aqua Knobby (5.9, 4p, 400')
2. Dike Route (5.9, 4.5-6p, 450-600')
1.     Jul'15
2.     Jul'15
• "TMC Linkup" TENAYA Peak NW Buttress (5.5, 1500') - MATTHES Crest (5.7, 1 mile) - CATHEDRAL Peak SE Buttress (5.6, 700')     Aug'13

YOSEMITE
SUMMIT / AREA ROUTE DATE / LINK
• ARCH Rock 1. Gripper (5.10b, 2p, 300')
2. New Dimensions (5.11a, 4p, 400')
1.     Jun'07
2.     Jun'07
• MIDDLE CATHEDRAL Rock 1. Central Pillar of Frenzy (5.9, 5p, 550')
2. Ho Chi Minh Trail (5.11, 20p, 2000')
1.     Jun'07,
    Jul'15
2.     Jun'07
• HALF DOME Regular NW Face (5.10d A1, 24p, 2200')     Jun'07
• HIGHER CATHEDRAL Spire Regular Route (5.9, 5p, 300')     Jun'07
• REED'S Pinnacle Reed's Pinnacle Direct (5.10a, 3p, 300')     Jun'07
• ROYAL ARCHES Area 1. Royal Arches (5.7, 16p, 1400')
2. Serenity Crack (5.10d, 3p, 400')
3. Sons of Yesterday (5.10a, 5p, 500')
1.     Dec'05
2.     Jun'07,
    Jul'15
3.     Jul'15
• The SENTINEL Steck-Salathe (5.10b, 15p, 1600')     Jun'07

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