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Mt. Thompson

Mt. Thompson (13,494')

This will be a relatively slow paced, three day climb of Mt. Thompson. Friday we'll hike in to Sunset Lake where we'll set up camp. Saturday we'll climb the peak, and on Sunday we'll hike out. We will be using ice axe and crampons so experience with them will be necessary.

This region of the Sierra is very rugged, with some great alpine scenery.

Co-leader wanted.

Class 3 + ice axe
Charles Schafer

Tenaya Canyon

Descent of Tenaya Canyon

This is a technical trip but no further details were available at press time.

Co-leader needed.

Class 4-5, rope, rappel tools
Kelly A Maas

Tenaya Canyon

Descent of Tenaya Canyon

This is a technical trip but no further details were available at press time.

Co-leader needed.

Class 4-5, rope, rappel tools
Kelly A Maas


Climbing, Hiking, Biking in Pinnacles

Hike, Bike, and Climb at Pinnacles National Monument

Come to the interesting and popular Pinnacles National Monument for a Fall trip. A group camp site has been reserved at the campground for Saturday night, November 8. This is a great area where you can hike, bike or rock climb. Plenty of good hiking and road biking. This is a private trip, no rock climbing instruction is available so be prepared to operate on your own.

Class 1-5, rope, bike or walking shoes
Rick Booth
Jeff Fisher

Mt. Brewer

Mt. Brewer (13,570, class 2)

We will start at roads end in Kings Canyon at 9am on August 22. We will hike up the Bubbs Creek trail, turn off onto the East Lake trail and camp at East Lake on Friday night. The first day will be about 13 miles and 3000 feet. Sat. we will climb the ridge between the south and middle forks of Ouzel creek. This ridge is Class 2. Sat. night we will return to our camp on East Lake and Sun. we will hike out. We will have a busy three days.

Class 2
Kings Canyon, Bubbs Creek Trail
William Kirkpatrick

Mt. Goode & Cloudripper

Mt Goode (13,085’, class 2) & Cloudripper (13,525’, class 3)

Friday we’ll hike up to camp at Chocolate Lake and then climb Cloudripper. Saturday we’ll hike over to Bishop Lake for a second camp, and then climb Mt. Goode. We’ll hike out on Sunday. This will be a relatively slow-paced trip with the climbing easy for the most part (although it's class 3 on Cloudripper) -- appropriate for beginners who have done a bit of climbing.

Class 2, 3
Eastern Sierra, South Lake
Charles Schafer

Mt. Langley

Mt. Langley (14,026')

This will be a good trip for people trying to get their first 14er. We will meet at the Cottonwood Lakes trailhead on Sept. 12 at 11am. We will hike about 6 miles into our camp which will be either at Long Lake or one of the Cottonwood Lakes. Sat. we will climb the peak using either Old Army Pass or New Army Pass, depending on conditions. We will return to our camp and then depending on time either spend another night or hike out to our cars. The whole trip is about 21 miles.

Class 2
Eastern Sierra, Cottonwood Lakes
William Kirkpatrick

Mt. Conness

Mt Conness (12590 ft), East Ridge

Start on Saturday morning from Saddlebag Lake to dayhike one of the most striking peaks of the Yosemite high country by the east ridge. This route is mostly class-2 with some class-3 sections. We will stay below the crest of the east ridge to skirt the class-4 (and harder sections). We will descend by the 'usual' class-2 route via the notch between Conness and White.

It is recommended that you drive up on Friday evening to be ready in time for an early start on Saturday morning.

Meet in front of the boathouse from where the ferry departs, at Saddlebag Lake at 7 am. Note that we will not be taking the ferry.

Class 3
Saddlebag Lake, Yosemite
Arun Mahajan
Stephane Mouradian

Onion Valley peaks - car camp

Rixford, Kearsarge, Gould

Carcamp at Onion Valley for Autumn climbing.
Saturday: Climb Rixford, Gould (1s3). 15 mile RT, 5000 gain. 10 miles on trail, 5 miles cross country
Sunday: Climb Kearsarge. 5.5 miles RT, 3400 gain. 3 miles on trail, 2. 5 miles cross country.

Eastern Sierra, Onion Valley
Lisa Barboza
Jesper Schou

Mt. Whitney

Mt. Whitney (14,495)

We will meet at Whitney Portal at 6am on Sat. morning. We will plan to climb the mountain using the standard trail. The round trip to the top and return is about 22 miles. We should get back to our cars shortly after dark. We will have a turn around time to avoid being on the more difficult sections of the trail in the darkness. If there has been significant snow, then it is possible that we will need to carry crampons. This is unlikely. Although crowded this is a climb of great beauty.

Class 1
Eastern Sierra, Whitney Portal
William Kirkpatrick