New Jack City finally has a guidebook; included are first ascents by ROWCC’s Pat Brennan and Bob Cable.
10 CLIMB AWARD: One climb 5.5 or harder in each of the following areas. __ Tahquitz __ Sierra’s __ Lovers Leap __ Suicide __ Yosemite Valley __ San Bernardino Mntns __ Joshua Tree __ Tuolumne Meadows __ Sequioia Needles __ Red Rocks Past Recipients: Agina Sedler, Nathan Fitzhugh, Sheila Romane, Jennifer Hopper 2011, Alan Bartlett, […]
Great Trip Report from Eric Odenthal; owner of Windgate Adventures in Moab, Utah; climbing, canyoneering and photography guide extraordinaire. More pics to come. http://windgateadventures.com. DREAM OF WILD TURKEYS BLACK VELVET CANYON, 5.10a, 7 pitches and rap or head up another 4-6 pitches to top out and hike down; tons of commentary on mountainproject.com regarding additional pitches. […]
Johnson worked till 8pm Friday and then we took off for Big Pine. Renegaded a campground at 1:00am and up at 6am on Saturday. Packed in to Third Lake; ate a lunch of beef stick, cheese and cherries and took off for the base of Venusian Blind on Temple Crag. Of course, I couldn’t find […]
Black Bluff Climbing Report: Jonathan Ball, Matt Ingle, Jon Ledesma (A Marine should never listen to a civilian when navigating a broken trail) The approach: We returned to park next to the smelliest pit toilet in the San Bernardino Mountains and I knew that we were only about a short, 1.5 mile hike from the […]
Conness Reconnaissance ? Tioga opened up on May 2nd. Seems really early but since it was a light snow year; we thought we’d get in a Sierra trip early. The appearance of a light snow year was way off above 10,000 feet. Benjy Oberman and I agreed to meet up at Sawmill Campground and I […]
Mark Goldfield, John Stiansen and Kevin Graves climbed COUP DE GRACE, 5.10B at Tahquitz on Saturday. Great new climb to the right of GRACE SLICK on the North Side. 4 pitches and a rap off so no need to scramble and walk down. We also climbed the first pitch of WONG Climb. Great weather, great […]