Mount Williamson is the second highest peak in the Sierras standing 14,375' above sea level. Follow along this grueling backpacking adventure up the short, steep, and treacherous route finding that is George Creek.
Perhaps Tuolumne’s most classic wide climb. It is intimidating, polished, and is many climbers’ introduction to chimney and offwidth. Although it’s low-angle, the climbing grabs your attention with frequent runouts or awkward chimney moves.
The Matthes Crest is one of the most classic knife-edge ridges anywhere. Stunning scenery, fun climbing, and stomach- churning exposure combine to make Matthes Crest a true gem. Five star alpine climbing that is better than I dreamed of, and I dreamed about it for some time!
My second go around at the Las Vegas rock climbing festival RED ROCK RENDEZVOUS. Highlights include mostly activities outside of actual climbing; trail painting with Jeremy Collins, pancakes with Hans Florine, and parties with Peter Croft.
March 4th, 2016 with just a month away from Red Rock Rendezvous we set out to Las Vegas for a little pre-game. Per the usual, the plan was ambitious but the spirit and stoke was high. Aiming for 1300' and pitches was going great until that rain showed up a day early, always an adventure!
Setting off for winter mountaineering means having the right tools and proper skills. The death toll is rising and helicopter rescues are becoming the norm in the San Gabriel Mountains this season. Follow our report as we ascend Mt. Baden-Powell. Named after the creator of the Boy Scouts and standing over 9,000' tall, this adventure required conviction.