Scree for May, 1999 =+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+= This is the EScree - the Electronic version of the Scree newsletter from the Peak Climbing Section of the Loma Prieta Chapter of the Sierra Club. It should be viewed or printed with a fixed-pitch font such as Courier. =+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+= This publication may not be posted on any public news group. May, 1999 Vol. 33 No. 5 Deadline for submissions to the next Scree is Sunday 5/23/99 =+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+= This issue of Scree will be on the Official PCS Website at http://lomaprieta.sierraclub.org/pcs/scree ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Next general meeting (PCS meetings are the second tuesday of each month) ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Tuesday, May 11 Time: 8:00 PM Program: Anapurna Tom MacMillan will show slides on Anapurna. This is all the information I have at press time. Location: Western Mountaineering, Santa Clara (PDF version has a drawn map here) Directions: 2344 El Camino Real, Santa Clara (between San Thomas and Los Padres), parking in the rear. From 101: Exit at San Thomas Expressway, Go South to El Camino Real. Turn left and the Western Mountaineering will be immediately to your right. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Official (PCS) Trips ------------------------------------------------------------------------- PCS trips must be submitted through the Scheduler (see back cover for details). Trips not received from the Scheduler will be listed as PRIVATE, without recourse. *** San Gorgonio Peak: San Gorgonio (11,000) San Bernadino County Dates: May 2 Contact: George Van Gorden 408 779 2320 We'll meet at the Forest Falls trailhead early on Sunday morning and return in the late afternoon, probably between 5 and 6 PM, just in time for the last flight out of lala land although you'll hardly know you were there. The hike is 14 miles round trip and over 5000 feet. The country is spectacular, high desert to Sierra forest to wind-blown high plateau. *** Cherry Creek Canyon Peak: None - Cherry Creek Canyon Date: May 15-16 Leader: Kai Wiedman (650) 347-5234 Don't miss this adventure backpack into one of the most beautiful granite canyons near Yosemite. Witness Cherry Creek charge forcefully through narrow slots. Gaze at granite domes in the distance. The scenery of this 25-mile loop backpack will dazzle you as you experience one of the Sierras' best kept secrets. *** Williamson and Tyndall Peaks: Mt. Williamson (14,375) class-2, Mt. Tyndall (14,018) class-2 Dates: June 11-13 (Fri-Mon) Map: Mt. Williamson 7.5' topo Leader: Kelly Maas, 408-279-2054 email@example.com Co-Leader: Ron Karpel, 650-594-0211 firstname.lastname@example.org Mt. Williamson is the second highest peak in California, we will climb it from Shepherd Pass via the standard Bolton Brown Route. Mt. Tyndall is right there near Shepherd Pass, which is as good a reason as any to climb it. This is an MOC approved trip. Participant must be current sierra club members, must be experienced with snow climbing and the safe use of ice axe and crampons, including self-arrest. Participants must be in top physical condition. Friday, we will pack in from the trailhead at Symmes Creek to the top of Shepherd Pass (11-mile, 7,000') and setup camp. Saturday we will climb Williamson and return to the camp. Sunday we will climb Tyndall and pack out to the trailhead. Because of the early date, we expect to run into last winter's snow pack. *** Rolls Merriam Peaks: Royce Peak (13,280) and Merriam Peak (13,103), class 2 / snow Dates: June 19-20 (Sat-Sun) Maps: Mt Abbot 15' topo Mt Hilgard, 7.5' topo Mount Tom, 7.5' topo Leader: Steve Eckert email@example.com By June much of the approach should be on trail, but the saddle between these two peaks is steep and there is a permanent snowfield. We'll take crampons and ice axes for the summit but hope for dry camping at Pine Creek Pass. About a 4000' / 7 mile pack in, and about a 3000' / 6 mile summit hike means we'll be able to pack out the second day... but it will be strenuous. Views of Bear Creek Spire, Seven Gables, and Humphreys will reward our efforts. Submit resume of recent experience and a $10 deposit (refundable less any permit fees at the trailhead) with your Sierra Club membership number (this is a restricted mountaineering trip) to secure a spot. Trip is limited to 6 because there is no co-leader. *** Mt Goethe Peaks: Mt Goethe, class 1, 13264, Mt Emerson, class 2, 3, 13204 Dates: June 19-20 Sat-Sun Maps: Goddard 15 min. Leader: Aaron Schuman H 650-968-9184 W 650-943-7532 firstname.lastname@example.org Details: http://sj.znet.com/~cynthiam/goethe.html Saturday, pack from North Lake (9200) to our campsite at Muriel Lake (11423). Climb Mount Goethe for the view into Evolution Valley. Sunday, as we hike out, we'll drop our packs near Piute Lake for a side trip to Mount Emerson. This trip will be strenuous but only of moderate technical difficulty. *** On Guard, Brewer! Peaks: North Guard (13,327) and Mt Brewer (13,570) Dates: June 25-27 (Fri-Sun) Leader: Steve Eckert
Co-Leader: Richard Vassar Brewer has the better view; North Guard has the better climbing. Get them both in a classic weekend trip - we'll pack up the Sphinx Creek trail until the trail goes the wrong way, then go the RIGHT way and camp off the beaten path. Saturday's main goal is North Guard (3rd class), hopefully leaving time for Brewer (2nd class). The more gain we do on Friday, the more time we'll have on Saturday! Ice axe and crampons required if the snow conditions warrant, and a belay may be required for the summit block - submit resume of recent experience with your Sierra Club membership number to secure a spot. *** Tune My Finger Peaks: Tunemah Peak (11,894), Finger Peak (12,404) Dates: July 23-26 Fri-Mon Leader: Steve Eckert, email@example.com Co-Leader: Erik Siering Pack in from Wishon Reservoir through Woodchuck Country to the Blue Canyon headwaters and bag these two fine (or at least remote) peaks. Good views of Black Divide and Enchanted Gorge should make up for the 20-mile pack in and lots of gain on the trail. Co-listed as an official trip with both the PCS (Loma Prieta Chapter) and the SPS (Angeles Chapter). *** Dragon Weekend Peaks: Dragon Peak (12,955) Class 3 and Kearsarge Peak (12,598) Class 2 Dates: August 7-8 (Sat.-Sun.) Map: Kearsarge Peak and Mt. Clarence King 7.5' Leader: Bill Isherwood 925-254-0739 (h) 925-423-5058 (w) firstname.lastname@example.org We will meet Saturday morning at 9 AM at the trailhead for Golden Trout Lake on Onion Valley Road out of Independence. A 2000-ft. climb will bring us to a camp near one of the two un- named lakes just north of Golden Trout Lake. For the ambitious, Kearsarge Peak may be climbed Saturday. Sunday, we will climb Dragon Peak from the col immediately south of the peak. Hike out Sunday afternoon. Send a $10 deposit (call first) to secure your spot. Trip limited to 8. *** Mt. Langley Peak: Mt. Langley (14,042), Class 1 Dates: August 28-29 (Sat.-Sun.) Maps: Mt. Langley and Cirque Peak 7.5' Leader: Bill Isherwood, 925-254-0739 (h) 925-423-5058 (w), email@example.com This is the southernmost 14,000-foot peak in the High Sierra. Clarence King and Paul Pinson climbed it in 1871, believing that they were making the first ascent of Mt. Whitney. They found a cairn with an arrow on the summit. We will meet Saturday morning at the Cottonwood Lakes trailhead (driving instructions from Lone Pine are available) at 10 AM. We will camp at Long Lake (11,135) on Saturday and climb the South Slope to the summit via the New Army Pass trail on Sunday. Drive home Sunday night. Join us for a leisurely climb with time to enjoy the scenery. There is a $10 sign-up fee, refundable at the trailhead, less the cost of the permit. Send check to Bill Isherwood, 37 La Encinal, Orinda, CA 94563. Space is limited to 8. *** Yosemite: Petit, Piute, Volunteer Peaks: Petit, Piute, Volunteer, Class 2 Dates: Sep 4-6 (Sat-Mon) Labor Day weekend Leader: Steve Eckert Co-Leader: Erik Siering Help the leader celebrate finishing the SPS Peaks List in good style. The 9-mile pack in, over almost-flat terrain with uncrowded camping, should give rise to a nice party Saturday. A quick 7-mile romp to the peak on Sunday and we're back in camp for the stroll back to the cars. Reserve a spot early and pack the good stuff (for the mother of all happy hours)! Co-listed with the Angeles Chapter SPS. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1999 PCS Member Roster - on the web at http://www.climber.org/Binder/PCSMember.txt (send corrections to firstname.lastname@example.org) NOTE: This table is 110 characters wide and has 6 columns - use a fixed pitch font such as Courier. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Last Name First Name City Home Work Email -------------- --------------- --------------- ------------ ------------ --------------------------------- Adler David Soquel Amaral Robert Elk Grove 916-684-0667 Ann Cecil Los Gatos 408-358-1168 email@example.com Atkins Stephen 650-604-3577 firstname.lastname@example.org Baenen Patt Cupertino 415-494-3022 408-882-0300 email@example.com Baker Gary Mountain View 650-968-6863 Baltierra John Stanford 650-494-0517 415-725-2597 firstname.lastname@example.org Barnes George Palo Alto 650-494-8895 email@example.com Barnes Richard San Bruno Bees John Reno 775-852-9407 775-673-7381 firstname.lastname@example.org Belrichard Christel San Jose 408-295-3048 email@example.com Ben David Yehuda Oakland 510-763-2472 510-339-9290 Benham Deborah Mountain View 650-964-0558 Benham4x@aol.com Blockus Dave Cupertino 408-973-9347 Boner Liz Berkeley 510-704-8587 510-549-8820 firstname.lastname@example.org Booth Richard & Dee Los Gatos 408-354-7291 408-874-4129 email@example.com Boyle Brian Cupertino 408-973-0640 Bulger Debbie Santa Cruz 408-457-1036 firstname.lastname@example.org Burns John Tucson Bynum Bob Fremont 510-659-1413 email@example.com Calliger R.J. Fremont 510-651-1876 510-659-7546 calliger @infolane.com Cavender Patrick Mt. View Christianson Pete Campbell Cline Terry Palo Alto 650-424-9015 408-343-1639 firstname.lastname@example.org Cobb Jo Ann & Dan Belmont 650-631-9303 Colwell Jeff Scottsdale 602-429-6151 Conover Mark Cupertino Cordes John Santa Clara 408-247-3162 408-721-7915 email@example.com Crawley Roger Menlo Park 650-321-8602 Cruz Tony Cupertino 408-446-4090 408-944-2003 firstname.lastname@example.org Curl Jim San Francisco 415-585-1380 email@example.com Curl Tom Livermore 510-455-1630 408-467-6766 Curl@ix.netcom.com Davison Pete San Francisco 415-731-5139 408-765-5205 Day Mark Bakersfield 805-589-8753 firstname.lastname@example.org De Lorenzo Michael Pleasanton 510-484-9480 email@example.com Derouin Tim Palo Alto 650-857-0503 650-306-1420 firstname.lastname@example.org Dodge Daryn Davis 916-753-1095 Doran Max Palo Alto Dorer Dave Brookline 617-232-9133 617-232-0624 DuMond Dewey San Jose 408-267-1825 650-354-5591 email@example.com Duffy Arthur Martinez 510-286-4856 Dyal Palmer Los Altos Hills 650-941-5321 Eckert Steven R. Belmont 650-508-0500 650-508-0500 firstname.lastname@example.org Evans Robert San Jose 408-998-2857 408-998-2857 email@example.com Feldman Rich Los Altos 650-967-6966 firstname.lastname@example.org Fitzsimmons Nancy Milpitas 408-957-9683 email@example.com Flinn John & Jeri Mountain View 650-968-2050 415-777-8705 firstname.lastname@example.org Frankel Rosalie Monte Sereno Gaillard Anouchka Sunnyvale 408-737-9770 408-447-5363 email@example.com Geller Loren Hillsborough 650-340-8196 650-809-2015 firstname.lastname@example.org Giese Brenda Pleasanton 510-417-6764 email@example.com Gross Bob Santa Clara 408-241-6149 firstname.lastname@example.org Grossman Aaron Mountain View 650-969-4031 650-694-2154 email@example.com Hamel BJ Santa Clara Hansen Gregory M. Mountain View Harris David Claremont 909-931-0941 909-607-3623 David_Harris@hmc.edu Harrison James R. Sunnyvale 650-962-9567 Harvey Liz Concord 510-671-9950 firstname.lastname@example.org Hastings Al Palo Alto 650-493-6084 email@example.com Hauke Jerome C. Douglas City Hauser Bill San Jose 408-243-4566 Hempstead Marjorie Mountain View 650-961-0456 408-565-7840 firstname.lastname@example.org Henzel Bill & Bonnie San Mateo 650-349-3062 650-225-1243 email@example.com Hermansen Gary K. Milpitas firstname.lastname@example.org Hester James Saratoga 408-867-3669 email@example.com Hiipakka Dennis Weaverville 530-623-1923 530-623-5678 Holloway Garry Saratoga 408-865-1271 408-756-6071 firstname.lastname@example.org Holloway Sue San Diego 619-594-2491 619-594-2491 email@example.com Horvath Alex 408-379-2732 firstname.lastname@example.org Hu Allan San Jose 408-268-0430 email@example.com Hudkins Bruce&Bekinda Clayton 510-672-8681 EAGLE5@ix.netcom.com Hudson Ron Camarillo 805-388-2809 firstname.lastname@example.org Hult Tim Santa Clara 408-970-0760 650-623-1370 email@example.com Ibbetson Pat Sanger 559-787-2894 916-373-8096 firstname.lastname@example.org Ingvoldstad John R. Volcano 209-296-8483 Ireland Glenn W. Sunnyvale 408-245-2768 email@example.com Isherwood Bill & Dana Orinda 510-254-0739 510-423-5058 firstname.lastname@example.org Jakubowski Diane C. Lafayette 415-989-1915 Diane@cpici.com Jones Jeffrey J. Cool Karpel Ron Belmont 650-594-0211 510-771-3231 email@example.com Keith Alexander Palo Alto 650-325-1091 415-496-5714 firstname.lastname@example.org Kerr Christine Oakland 510-482-8322 415-546-3001 email@example.com Kirkpatrick William San Jose 408-293-2447 408-279-3450 Wmkirk@earthlink.net Knourek Robert J. Los Altos 650-846-5732 Kopari Ann Morgan Hill Kramar Christopher Fremont 510-796-6651 650-926-6861 Kreider Scott Santa Clara 408-557-9273 650-853-6560 firstname.lastname@example.org Kubick ray San Mateo 650-349-0817 408-974-5896 email@example.com Kudrnovska Milushe J. Oakland Kutscha Timothy San Jose 408-379-7339 408-447-1486 firstname.lastname@example.org Kuty Dave Felton 408-335-4211 email@example.com Lambert Laurent N. Cupertino Leiker Richard San Jose 408-378-9522 408-453-4253 firstname.lastname@example.org Lingelbach Ron San Jose 408-253-8036 650-694-3539 RON_LINGELBACH@hp.com Loosley Laurel A. Morgan Hill Lorber Lou Santa Clara 408-246-8510 408-256-3757 email@example.com Lou David Milpitas 408-263-5630 firstname.lastname@example.org Maas Kelly A. San Jose 408-279-2054 408-330-1717 email@example.com MacIntosh Chris Menlo Park 650-325-7841 firstname.lastname@example.org Machnick J. & A. Kristin Santa Cruz 408-479-8719 408-984-3261 email@example.com Macico Andrew F. San Jose Mahajan Arun Palo Alto 650-327-8598 408-585-2114 firstname.lastname@example.org Marolf Chris Menlo Park 650-377-1787 650-326-9462 Marshall Joan San Jose 408-565-2843 email@example.com Martin Don Los Altos 650-949-0775 Don@best-rate.com Marvel Chris Palo Alto 650-325-2649 firstname.lastname@example.org Maxwell Peter Sunnyvale 408-737-9770 650-857-7639 email@example.com McDermitt Mike San Francisco 415-576-1057 415-394-5180 firstname.lastname@example.org McDonell Greg Campbell 408-559-8321 408-281-3400 Medrano Marjorie D. Mt. View Miya Eugene Mountain View 650-961-6772 email@example.com Morrow Tom San Carlos 650-637-1620 Murphy Niall San Francisco Murphy Tom San Jose 408-265-8776 Narkhede Atul Mountain View 650-967-5778 650-390-3303 firstname.lastname@example.org Navid-Haghighi Siamak Santa Rosa 707-537-9293 707-577-4845 email@example.com Nelson Peter Palo Alto 650-321-0929 650-323-5751 firstname.lastname@example.org Novalis Susann Pacifica 650-359-1821 email@example.com O'Mahoney Frank Palo Alto firstname.lastname@example.org Olrich Phyllis Palo Alto 650-322-0323 650-725-1541 email@example.com Olson Ken San Diego 619-583-0001 firstname.lastname@example.org Ottenberg Marj Saratoga 408-867-4576 408-867-4576 Perry Charles Richmond Potter C. Reynolds Redwood City Raczek Ted San Jose 408-224-1119 408-363-5379 Thaddeus.A.Raczek@wdc.com Radicati Filippo Mountain View Ramaker James H. San Jose 408-224-8553 408-463-4873 email@example.com Rampe Dan San Francisco 415-750-1224 firstname.lastname@example.org Rau Greg & Vreni Castro Valley 510-582-5578 email@example.com Reader Robert Concord Reilly Dorothea E. San Francisco 415-585-1380 650-225-1549 firstname.lastname@example.org Remien Suzanne Woodside 650-851-3456 408-451-5581 email@example.com Rinaldi Michael San Francisco 415-564-9830 415-424-3290 firstname.lastname@example.org Ritter Alan St. Louis 314-821-1374 314-225-7600 email@example.com Robillard Landa Campbell Roper Steve 510-547-3407 Rosmarin Peter Oakland 510-547-5395 Ross Doug Santa Cruz 408-457-2757 firstname.lastname@example.org Roundtree Tom San Jose 408-371-5303 408-321-5782 Samuels John San Jose Sapozhnikov Arkadiy San Francisco Sayre Terry C. Oakland Schafer Charles&Helen Los Gatos 408-354-1545 408-324-6003 email@example.com Schollard James Novato 415-892-9033 510-286-8888 firstname.lastname@example.org Schou Jesper Palo Alto 650-494-7432 650-725-9826 email@example.com Schuman Aaron Mountain View 650-968-9184 650-943-7532 firstname.lastname@example.org Schwilk Dylan East Palo Alto 650-327-2327 email@example.com Scott Bryan Woodland Park Seiffert Kirsten Beverly Hills Seltz David San Jose Sharp Jonathan &Julia Saratoga 408-379-5178 firstname.lastname@example.org Simpson Dick Palo Alto 650-494-9272 email@example.com Sinclair George Los Altos 650-941-2160 firstname.lastname@example.org Skumanich Andy Los Gatos 408-377-0545 email@example.com Smith Linda Palo Alto 650-327-2099 650-327-6608 firstname.lastname@example.org Sogard Michael Atherton 650-368-2775 650-508-4674 email@example.com Staby Brian 408-425-7029 408-984-7611 Stasiak Ron Cupertino 408-371-8666 Staton Audrey AStaton857@AOL.com Stegman Anthony G. San Jose Steinbach Greg San Diego 619-271-9104 619-543-5250 firstname.lastname@example.org Stephens Joseph Fremont 510-623-9150 510-505-5410 email@example.com Stevenson Nancy firstname.lastname@example.org Stigall Georgia Sunnyvale 408-253-4076 email@example.com Storkman Warren & Dixie Palo Alto 650-493-8959 650-493-8975 Dstorkman@aol.com Stover Richard Santa Cruz 408-457-1036 firstname.lastname@example.org Stuckey Mike Homewood 916-525-0452 408-920-5961 email@example.com Suits Butch Menlo Park 650-325-4116 408-742-5642 firstname.lastname@example.org Suzuki Bob San Jose 408-259-0772 510-657-7555 email@example.com Taylor Craig Portola Valley 650-851-1032 Craig_taylor@ACM.org Tischler Daniel San Jose 408-224-4525 408-227-0707 firstname.lastname@example.org Tran Tuan San Jose 408-299-8529 408-227-2531 email@example.com Tucker Tim San Mateo 415-987-1800 firstname.lastname@example.org Van Gorden George C. Morgan Hill 408-779-2320 Vassar Janet & Richard Los Altos 650-949-4485 650-354-5113 email@example.com Vera Oscar San Jose firstname.lastname@example.org Verplanke Fi Palo Alto Verrow Rick & Helena Los Gatos 408-353-8841 email@example.com Vlasveld Paul San Jose 408-247-6472 408-501-6358 firstname.lastname@example.org Wagner Ken Orange 714-974-9716 KWagnerCo@aol.com Wallace Bob Saratoga 408-867-4576 408-867-4576 Ward Michael Sunnyvale Ward-Dolkas Paul Palo Alto 650-324-2015 650-494-7500 email@example.com Waser Shlomo Sunnyvale Wentz Roland Sunnyvale 408-745-1085 West Jeff Santa Cruz 408-426-4456 408-754-6717 firstname.lastname@example.org Westerman Jeremy S. Santa Clara Wiedman Kai San Mateo 650-347-5234 Wietharn Max Mountain View Wilkenson John San Jose 408-947-0858 650-933-4298 email@example.com Wilkie Sam Los Altos 650-941-1794 408-767-7548 Sam_Wilkie@ccm.sc.intel.com Wood Steve Belmont 650-596-9052 Woolbright Mark San Jose 408-246-4209 408-749-5904 firstname.lastname@example.org Yager Chris Santa Clara 408-243-3026 408-243-3027 Yalcin Kakan 408-944-7928 email@example.com Yamagata Pete Sacramento 916-444-6319 Yarborough Judith Menlo Park 650-854-9288 firstname.lastname@example.org Yum Sunny San Jose 408-265-5852 408-255-4567 email@example.com Zenger Kipp San Jose 408-265-2011 408-463-2870 firstname.lastname@example.org Zensius David San Jose email@example.com Zurla Peter Marina Del Rey 310-305-8298 firstname.lastname@example.org NOTE: Put your contact info AND your picture on the web - send email to "email@example.com" with whatever you want people to know about you (how to reach you, where you climb, what you climb, and a recognizable face shot), then visit http://www.climber.org/WhosWho/index.html to find other climbing friends. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Unofficial Trips ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Private trips may be submitted directly to the Scree Editor, but are not insured, sponsored, or supervised by the Sierra Club. They are listed here because they may be of interest to PCS members. *** Mount Shasta Peak: Mt Shasta class-2 (14,161ft, 4,317m), snow Maps: Mount Shasta USGS 7.5' Dates: May 1-2 (Sat-Sun) Leaders: Ron Karpel, firstname.lastname@example.org (H) 650-594-0211 Nancy Fitzsimmons 415-585-1380 Scanning along the skyline of the Sawtooth Ridge, one can't help but feel affected by the alpine character of the area. The dark rock, precipitous and beautifully serrated, pocketed with glaciers, along with a blanket of snow in the foreground, makes this one of the most attractive regions of the Sierra. But just west of Matterhorn Peak, sandwiched between the Dragtooth and the Three Teeth, one's eye is caught by a rather odd protuberance, an ungainly wart of stone sticking up embarrassingly from the ridge top -- it's The Doodad. Climbing it is not a popular goal. Attaining its summit will not garner any fame. More likely, admitting that you've climbed it will cause your friends to smirk. But its unique qualities, even if scorned, are precisely what make climbing it so attractive. *** Mt Tinemaha Peak: Mt Tinemaha (12,561) Class 2 / snow Dates: May 15-16 (Sat-Sun) (weather may delay by a week) Map: Big Pine 15' topo Contact: Steve Eckert Tired of every trip requiring lots of experience? Want to get out in the spring snow, but don't have a long resume? This is the trip you've been waiting for! We'll pack from about 6500 to about 10500', a pretty long day, starting on trail and probably finishing on snow. It's not steep and I don't expect ice axes will be required. The peak itself probably WILL require an ice axe, but won't be hard climbing (Secor rates it Class 1 in the summer). Only 2000' of gain on summit day leaves us some time to review ice axe and snow travel techniques, but THIS IS NOT A CLASS. I'll be happy to share what I know and to discuss what you know, and I'll even watch if you want to practice, but you should have taken a class or read Freedom of the Hills or had some experience with the axe before you come. Sign up at your own risk. See required waiver at: http://www.climber.org/eckert/LiabilityWaiver.pdf If you've never climbed with me before you should check out http://www.climber.org/eckert/ClimberExpectations-SRE.txt Anyone with a 4WD vehicle willing to give me a ride goes to the head of the waiting list! (It's about 2 miles more each way without 4WD.) *** Escalante Canyons Dates: May 21-30 Contact: Marj Ottenberg & Bob Wallace, 408-867-4576 See why Escalante River is worthy of Monument status! Car- camping off Hwy 12 on Hogback Ridge, between Escalante and Boulder; day-hikes exploring slot canyons and slick rock between road and river, with a waterfall, arches, natural bridges, maybe petroglyphs. Central commissary breakfasts & dinners, you bring lunches. Marj plans, purchase, packs food; all help cook. Cost: $75 up front (we pay, too); surplus after food and planning costs goes to Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (or returned, if you're hard-up). We've been sending $200-300/year. Meet at Petrified Forest State Park near Escalante (showers, trails, swimming) on Sat., May 21. Well trained dogs OK. We bring ours. If interested, give a call. We've led 12 trips in Utah's redrock country. Limit 12. Call by April 26 to reserve space. *** Beginner Snow Climbing Peak: Tahoe Area Peaks TBD Date: May 15-16 (Sat-Sun) Contacts: Kelly Maas (H) (408) 279-2054, email@example.com Charles Schafer (W) (408) 324-6003 firstname.lastname@example.org This snow-climbing trip is targeted at beginners who want to get more comfortable on snow, and learn and practice ice axe use, including self-arrest. If conditions permit, we will also practice with crampons. No ice axe or crampon experience is required. We will be car camping somewhere in the Tahoe area, with exact peaks still to be determined. *** Near the Dome Lands Peaks: N. Maggie (10,235'), Moses (9,331'), Taylor (8,774'), Sirretta (9,977'), and Rockhouse (8,383') Maps: Mineral King, Kernville, and Lamont Peak topos, Class: 2-3 Dates: May 22-24 (Sat-Sun with Mon option) Contact: Bob Suzuki, day: 510-657-7555 After: 8pm: 408-259-0772, email@example.com Rich Leiker, Before 2pm: 510-792-4816, After: 3pm: 408-453-4253 firstname.lastname@example.org This will be a repeat of Steve Eckert's Oct '97 trip, "Moses' Rockhouse," to climb 5 peaks in Sequoia NF. Saturday will be the strenuous day, 11+ miles with 6,500' gain and bushwhacking, as we try for N Maggieand Moses Mtns. Sunday will be easier with separate climbs of Taylor and Sirretta. For those interested there will also be a Monday attempt on Rockhouse Peak. *** Crevasse Rescue Practice Location: Rancho San Antonio Park, Hwy 280 Date: May 23 (Sun), 2pm Contacts: Kelly Maas (H) (408) 279-2054 email@example.com You can read all you want about crevasse rescue but there's nothing like practicing it. Join me for an afternoon of practice without venturing far from home, but first I strongly advise reading "Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue" by Andy Selters, or at least the appropriate chapter in "Freedom of the Hills". Meet at the bathrooms at the lower parking lot to the right at 2pm. Bring your crevasse rescue paraphernalia (harness, prussiks or ascenders, slings, biners, pulleys, etc.), book, windbreaker, and come ready for a few hours of fun. Realism is encouraged. Note: if you're making prussiks for the first time, cut the pieces very long to allow for adjustment. Also, at least one other person will need to bring a rope and an ice axe. *** Mt. Stanford & Mt. Morgan Peaks: Mt. Stanford (N) and Mt. Morgan (N) (Class 3, Snow) Dates: May 29 thru 31, Sat thru Mon Maps: Mt. Abbot and Convict Lake 7.5' Contacts: Charles Schafer (408) 324-6003 (w) firstname.lastname@example.org, Steve Eckert, (650) 508-0500, email@example.com Come join us for an interesting traverse of Mts. Morgan and Stanford. Saturday we will hike in to our base camp at Davis Lake, on the eastern side of Mt. Stanford. Sunday we will climb Mt. Stanford, traverse across to Mt. Morgan, then descend back to our camp. Monday we hike out. That is, unless conditions dictate that we do it differently, in which case we will do it differently (a lot depends on the state of the snowpack). You must be proficient with ice axe and crampons, since we are expecting there to be plenty of snow. You will probably need snowshoes or skis, and snow shovels and avalanche transceivers may be de rigueur, again depending upon the snowpack. This should be a fairly strenuous trip; just how strenuous will, again, depend on the conditions. *** Shasta Peak: Shasta (14,162) Dates: May 29-31 Contact: George Van Gorden, 408 779 2320 We will climb Shasta from the north side via the Bolam Glacier. We will be roped and experience in glacier travel is required. Two nights camping at about 9500 feet. *** Broad Peak Expedition! Peak: Broad Peak 26,400 ft Dates: June-July 1999 Contact: Tom Masterson firstname.lastname@example.org phone, fax (303) 499-6363 address: 250 31st Street, Boulder, Colorado U.S.A. 80303 We are a Boulder based group seeking to add 3-4 more members to our June-July 1999 expedition to attempt the standard route on Broad Peak. This is a non-commercial, non-guided, non-profit expedition! Price- wise, it is a great deal: Land costs should be about $3800, plus airfare of 1200-1500. We want to put together a Colorado-based team, so that we can climb together this winter & spring, get to know each other and get used to climbing with each other. Experience climbing over 20,000 ft very helpful. For more information call Tom Masterson at 303 499-6363 or Mike Marsh at 303 499 3395. *** Arrow Peak Peak: Arrow Peak, Northeast Ridge, Class 3 Dates: July 3-5 Contacts: Kai Wiedman (650) 347-5234. Cecil Ann, email@example.com John Moynier says Arrow Peak is a beautiful, symmetrical mountain when viewed from nearby Bench Lake. Kelly Mass calls it the best 3rd class climb he has done in the Sierra. The Northeast Ridge is an ever narrowing, hideously exposed, knife- edge. We will go light and fast as we leave the desert floor to climb to Taboose Pass with its breathtaking views. From here, our adventure takes us to our camp at Bench Lake with its classic view of Arrow Peak. *** Taboose: Climb-O-Rama '99 Peaks: Wynne, Pinchot, Pyramid, Striped, Goodale, Cardinal, Ruskin, Pinchot, Marion, State, Prater, and Observation Dates: July 3-11 (Sat-Sun, July 4th week) Leaders: Steve Eckert, firstname.lastname@example.org Bob Suzuki, bobszk@BIGFOOT.COM We're planning another Climb-O-Rama for peakbaggers who just can't live with only one peak per day. This year's trip features fewer campsites (we hope to spend two nights in the same place several times) and more seldom visited peaks (probably including some first ascents of the year) and you get at least one peak every day, but the first one. It's a 9 day trip but all the peaks except Observation fit into an 8 day schedule (spare day for weather!) with no day over 12 miles and only one day over 5000'. You can skip a peak now and then to relax, or skip entire days by leaving the group and joining us later. NOTE: This trip is full. However, a waiting list is being kept so send in your name anyway. *** Mt Sill Peak: Mt Sill 14,162' Class 3, Map, USGS Mt Goddard 15 Dates: July 17, 18, 19, 1999 Contact: Bill Kirkpatrick, email@example.com (408) 279-3450. H (408) 293-2447 Co-contact: Ahmad Zandi, firstname.lastname@example.org (408) 616-5783 H (408) 255-4233 Secor says that Mt Sill " .has the best view from any summit in the Sierra." We will climb from the southwest ridge. Leaving from South Lake, we will backpack about 10 miles over Bishop Pass and Thunderbolt Pass to camp in the Palisade Basin. To gain the summit we will have to cross difficult terrain and climb about 4,000 feet. Use of ice axes and crampons may be required. This trip will be a lot of grunt work, but worth the effort. Permit for six. *** Ragged & Conness Peak: Ragged Peak (10,912'), Mt. Conness (12,590') Map: Tuolumne Meadows 15' topo, Class: 2-3 Dates: July 24-25 (Sat-Sun) Contact: Bob Suzuki, w: 510-657-7555 >8pm: 408-259-0772; email@example.com Bonnie Ruesch w: 408-795-1393 h: 408-997-8323, BonnitaR@aol.com Enjoy a moderate backpack hike from Tuolumne Meadows to our basecamp at lower Young Lake; we'll bag Ragged Peak on the way in. Sunday morning's ascent will reward us with scenic vistas from the summit of Mt Conness. Expect mosquitoes and bears. Ice axe maybe useful. *** Lucky Sevens: Mt. Ritter Annual Pilgrimage Peaks: Mt. Ritter (13,150'), Banner Peak (12,900') Dates: July 26-31, 1999 Contact: Alan Ritter firstname.lastname@example.org (314) 225-7600, x5362, 7:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. CST Reference: http://www.climber.org/pcs/Feature/Ritter1998/ Not being one to give up easily, I will make a lucky seventh attempt at my namesake peak this summer. Trailhead date is Monday, 26 July, at Agnew Meadows. We will hike in via the Shadow Creek trail and camp near/above Ediza Lake (9,200'). From there, the climb will follow the same route as last year (sans route-finding error!), via the Southeast Glacier and on to the summit of Ritter. Summit day will involve about 3,500' of gain, almost all class 2, perhaps a little low class 3 snow, depending on conditions. Ice axe and crampons will be required. Time, weather, and energy permitting, we will attempt neighboring Banner Peak (12,900') one of the following days. Plan to return to Mammoth on Friday, 30 July or Saturday, 31 July. *** Palisade Crest Peak: Palisdade Crest 13520', Class 4 Dates: July 30- Aug 1 Contact: Peter Maxwell (408) 737 9770 We'll start off hiking the South Fork of Big Pine Creek, heading to camp at Elinore Lake. The route up the peak will be the Northwest Ridge, which leads off from Scimitar Pass. This is a class 4 peak for experienced climbers only. The trip is private and participants should be known to the organizer, or be able to be vouched for by someone known to the organizer. *** Colby Pass Cleanout Peaks: Glacier Ridge (12416) Kern Point (12789) Picket Guard (12302) Whaleback (11726) Dates: July 30 - August 3 (Sat-Tue) Contact: Steve Eckert, email@example.com I'll be joining RJ Secor for part of his CMC trip, entering on my own permit a week after he starts and exiting before he does. Expect some high mileage days, and a bit of class 4 near the summit of Glacier Ridge. Whaleback is class 3; the others are class 2 with trail approaches to all of them. Since we're joining another group mid-trip, schedules may change and everyone should be comfortable without a formal leader. *** School's Out Peaks: Recess, Gabb, and Hilgard Dates: Aug 13-16 (Fri-Mon) Contact: Steve Eckert, firstname.lastname@example.org A somewhat mellow west-side trip starting near Lake Edison. The permit is full, but there is a short wait list if you want to get in line. You could also get another permit and join us! *** Clarence King & Gardiner Peaks: Clarence King and Gardiner. Dates: Sept 3-6 Contact: Rick Booth at 408-354-7291 or email@example.com Dee Booth, firstname.lastname@example.org Pack in from Onion Valley over Kearsarge Pass and Glenn Pass into Rae lakes and eventually into Sixty Lakes Basin. Estimated distance is 10 miles. This is kind of a chug. Clarence King has a fifth class summit block requiring a few moves of about 5.4. Gardiner has a longish fourth-class summit ridge. Requirements: Both peaks require rope and modest rock climbing skills. You should know my wife or me or know someone who knows us. This is a private trip. *** Needsaw, Hamtooth Peaks: Needham (12467), Sawtooth (12343) class 2 Dates: Sep 18-19 (Sat-Sun) Contact: Steve Eckert Depending on who signs up, we'll do the standard grunt to Needham over the top of Sawtooth, or we'll skip Monarch Lake and go directly to Needham (which might involve a bit of class 3 scrambling on an unscouted route). This area is great in the fall, when the bugs are dead and the marmots have their fill of salt bush (so your car doesn't look like a buffet). Needham could be done as a very long day hike if you just want to join us on Sunday's climb. *** Nepal October 1999 Peak: Chulu West, 20,500Ft Date: October 1999 Contact: Warren Storkman, email@example.com *** The Coming Millennium Celebration Peak: Kilimanjaro 19,340 Uhuru Peak. 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