Storming Castles [part 2 - the sequel]

This is part 2.  Check out part 1. See Rock and Ice Issue 195 for the full feature on Sierra adventures.   It seems that for every backcountry objective ticked off in the Sierra, a dozen more pop up.  The entire range is filled with unimaginable amounts of fresh granite beckoning the adventurous climber.  The …


storming castles

See Rock and Ice Issue 195 for the full feature on Sierra adventures.   Two days into our supposed one day approach, near the summit of Mt. Whitney, things were getting grim. It wasn’t really one thing that was causing discomfort, but more of a combination of many minor and not so minor issues. The …


Backcountry Motivation

‘Tis (almost) the season for backcountry climbing.  Warm air is slowly making its way into the mountains while thoughts of remote f.a.’s and the associated logistics slowly creep their way into my mind.  The Sierra have so many options it seems the hardest part is narrowing it down to just one. Last year Josh Finkelstein …