Monday, September 10, 2018

Mount Sill - Thunderbolt Peak


Middle Palisade and Norman Clyde Peak
Trailhead ~7400 Ft

Smoky Sunrise over the Inyo MountainsL

A fine Sierra morning!
Mt Sill and the Palisade Crest

Looking down upon North Fork Big Pine Creek

A view of the Sill-Thunderbolt traverse
Swiss Arete takes the sun/shade line on Mt Still
North Palisade is the high point at the right-middle

North Palisade Glacier

Starting up the Swiss Arete
Looking south to Norman Clyde Peak

Scoping super Sierra granite on the Swiss Arete

Stoked on Sill!
Mt Gayley and Temple Crag behind, 
White Mountain Peak way across the Owens Valley

Nearing the top of Mt Sill
Cam Dodds photo

Miles to go...
On top of Mt Sill 14,153 ft. towards Polemonium 14,100 
North Palisade 14,242, Starlight 14,200, Thunderbolt 14,003

South toward Split Mountain and the High Sierra

Looking back to Mt Sill from Polemonium Peak

Skywalkin' to North Palisade

'The Milk Bottle' summit block of Starlight Peak
Cam Dodds photo

Looking back to Starlight, the tiny 'Milk Bottle' sticks out
Cam Dodds photo

Cam riding high on the Palisade Crest

Questing onto Thunderbolt Peak

Stellar climbing below Thunderbolt

Cam Dodds photo

Cam and Mt. Sill

 Thunderbolt Peak above Dusy Basin

Excalibur! 
Thunderbolt summit block

Descending onto the North Palisade Glacier

Mayor in session back at Third Lake

First reunion since China 2013!
Mayor, Felix, Erik

Keep it Chossy!
👊

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Merriam Peak, High Sierra CA

Owens Valley & White Mtns from Pine Creek
(Cam Dodds photo)

Welcome back!

High Alpine flowers
(Cam Dodds photo)

Cam admiring Merriam Peak

Getting psyched to climb!

Cam leading on the North Buttress

Great cracks on P2's big green corner

Triple Cracks P3
Money pitch! 
P4 alpine perfection achieved

NK reaching the ridge on P5
(Cam Dodds photo)

Onto the ridge romp

Cam on the ridge
Mt Humprheys in the background

NK on the summit looking South to the Glacier Divide
(Cam Dodds photo)

Cam on top looking East

Alpenglow on Merriam's North Buttress

Nudged home by the storm
Merriam, Royce, Feather Peaks

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The White Rim of Canyonlands

Camp below Airport Butte

Approaching Tiki Tower

Emily leads on Tiki Tower

Felix lowers out on Tiki Tower

Team Tiki on the summit!

The rappel off Tiki Tower

Monster Tower and Washer Woman Arch

Felix at Gooseberry Camp

 Emily and Trevor hiking in Monument Basin

Trevor on Standing Rock

Felix spectates at Standing Rock

Trevor leading on Standing Rock

 Felix surveys Monument Basin

Monument Basin Pinnacles

Monument Basin and the La Sal Mountains
Standing Rock in profile

Looking South over Canyonlands near the Colorado/Green Rivers confluence

Emily relaxing at White Crack

Trevor at White Crack looking East

Unclimbed towers along The White Rim

Looking East across the Green River and into the Maze District
Standing Rock (a different one) sticking out

Somehow, still standing

Wingate and Chinle layers of sandstone

 Soda Springs Basin and Candlestick Tower

Felix contemplates The White Rim

Felix and Trevor admiring Candlestick Tower

Candlestick Tower

Taylor Canyon towers, Emily on the summit of Zeus

The Kachina Spires

Trevor and Emily on South Kachina Spire

Trevor and Felix on North Kachina Spire

T & Em on North Kachina Spire above Hellroaring Canyon

 Felix and I on North Kachina Spire