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Mt. Tom

Mt. Tom

This is a snowshoe trip; crampons and ice axe required.  Trip is restricted  to Sierra Club members.  Expect winter conditions.  Be prepared for winter climbing at altitude and snow camping.  Extreme weather cancels.  Must be in excellent physical condition for climbing.  Trip will be private if not approved in time by the MOC.

Winter, crampons and ice axe
Eastern Sierra, Tom's Place
Lisa Barboza
Emilie Cortes


Mt. Shasta via Sargent's Ridge

Mt. Shasta

From a the trailhead at Bunny Flat, we'll spend 2 nights out in an attempt to climb Sargent's Ridge. Though the calendar says this is the first weekend of spring, we'll need to be ready for possible full winter conditions. High winds and cold temperatures are the norm on Shasta, so winter snow camping experience is expected. Ice axe and crampons required, with possible steep snow slopes to traverse or climb. No rope.

Kelly A Maas


Pinnacles

Climbing, Hiking, Biking in Pinnacles

Come down for a weekend of climbing or if you prefer hiking or even biking. There will be climbers of varying abilities. We will reserve a group campsite. Cost is usually about $8 per person. Shoes, harness and helmet needed if you are going to be climbing. Leader; Jeff Fisher 650-207-9632, E-mail; jeff_fisher_5252@sbcglobal.net.

Class 1-5, your choice
Pinnacles
Jeff Fisher


Mt. Shasta via Casaval Ridge

Mt. Shasta (14,179)

Two day climb Mount Shasta from the Bunny Flat TH via the spectacular Casaval Ridge.  Conditions permitting as there must be sufficient snow on this route. This is a snowshoe trip; crampons and ice axe proficiency required, no exceptions. Trip is restricted to Sierra Club members. Expect winter conditions. Be prepared for winter climbing at altitude and snow camping. Extreme weather cancels. Must be in excellent physical condition for climbing with recent experience at altitude and carrying heavy pack. This climb is strenuous and not a beginner route.  Trip will be private if not approved by the MOC.  Difficulty: Winter, crampons and ice axe.

Winter, crampons and ice axe
Mt Shasta
Lisa Barboza
Emilie Cortes


Roundtop Peak Ski or Snowshoe

Roundtop Peak

Day hike on snow, ice-axe, crampons, skis or snowshoes.  Skis with skins or snowshoes needed for the approach then ice-axe and crampons for the summit area. 

Meet at 8am at Carson Pass Sno-Park on Highway-88, ready to go.  To park there you will need a sno-park permit. 

Call/email to sign up.  Must have experience with ice-axe and crampons.

Difficulty: Snow/winter conditions but otherwise intermediate level skiing and you have to have some experience with axe/crampons and be able to handle the altitude of over 10k ft, early in the season.

Winter, crampons and ice axe
Carson Pass Sno-Park
Arun Mahajan
George Van Gorden


Diablo Range BLM Service Trip 2A

Trail Improvement - Coalinga-Mineral Springs National Recreation Trail

In the Diablo Range, south of Pinnacles National Monument, the Bureau of Land Management takes care of some scenic and rugged public lands. We'll take up a project we started with them in 2005, and help improve the Coalinga-Mineral Springs National Recreation Trail, which offers a 2.4 mile hike to the top of picturesque Kreyenhagen Peak. Car camping overnight;
central commissary by Vicky Hoover. Cost: Central commissary cost (two meals only) is $6. Bring: Bring camping gear, work clothes, warm clothes for morning and evening, raingear, two lunches, daypack, water bottle, etc.

Meet: Signed-up participants will receive meeting information. Sign up with
leader. Leader: Vicky Hoover, chair of Sierra Club CA/NV Wilderness
Committee (415) 977-5527, or vicky.hoover@sierraclub.org.

Car Camp - Work Trip


Koip Peak Ski Mountaineering

Koip Peak from the east

Climb Koip Peak from the east and ski down it. Camp at Parker Lake below the peak Friday and Saturday nights. Requires excellent physical condition, advanced skiing skills, avalanche training, snow camping, Randonee or Telemark skis, climbing skis, ski crampons, boot crampons, ice axe, helmet, avalanche beacon, shovel, and probe. This is a phenomenal ski descent under good conditions – 5000 feet vertical. Of course, that means a big fast climb is needed to get up as well as down the peak in a day. The recently published guide to skiing the eastern Sierra has great photos. Richins guide has a good description. Restricted trip - Sierra Club membership and medical form required.

Louise Wholey
James Wholey


Red Slate Mtn Ski Mountaineering

Red Slate Mtn

Climb Red Slate Mtn via the beautiful colorful Convict Canyon and the west ridge. Ski 6 miles with 3000 feet of climbing to reach camp near Lake Wit-so-nah-pah for Friday and Saturday nights. Summit climb is about 2500 feet in about 2 miles. Requires excellent physical condition, advanced skiing skills, avalanche training, snow camping, Randonee or Telemark skis, climbing skis, ski crampons, boot crampons, ice axe, helmet, avalanche beacon, shovel, and probe. Restricted trip - Sierra Club membership and medical form required. May change date to Apr 17-19 weekend.

Class 2, advanced skiing skills, strenuous trip
East Side - Convict Canyon
Louise Wholey
James Wholey


Mineral King Ski Mountaineering

Sawtooth (12343),Vandever (11947), Florence (12432)

Space exists for 2 people to climb peaks in Mineral King using skis. Access to the area depends on weather and road conditions. Requirements are as for Red Slate Mtn trip.

Class 2, advanced skiing skills, strenuous trip
Western Sierra, Mineral King
Louise Wholey
James Wholey


Olancha

Olancha (12,123)

Trailhead is Sage Flat 5770, just off Hwy 395 near the town of Olancha. One night backpack over Olancha Pass 9130, to climb Olancha, 12,123. Camp near Bear Trap Meadow; be prepared for snow. Send email with conditioning and recent experience.

Class 2, moderate trip
Eastern Sierra
Tim Hult


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