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Re: 14ers site for the Sierras

Postby falcon568 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:30 pm

I moved from CA to CO recently and as folks have mentioned, there's no definite "go to" site for climbing out there. Whitneyzone.com has links to its own forum and the Whitney Portal Store forums, which have trip reports and general forum topics, but no detailed route descriptions. Still very useful though. While there's definitely not as many peaks in CA as there are in CO, there are some stunning routes and very enjoyable climbs out there.
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"When I was a child, I felt there was something I had to find before I died. I imagined it as some lost, golden country, glittering on the other side of the mist across our neighbor's fields, hidden within the shadows behind our stone wall—some place beyond the fixed patterns of society, the grey chronology that led inexorably to death. In my twenties, on my first free solo, the light seemed to shatter through me, and the sky pour down the rock. Like so many climbers, immersed in that sudden, radiant awareness of now, I've had that brief and total conviction that each moment is both fleeting and eternal"-Katie Ives

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Re: 14ers site for the Sierras

Postby tlongpine » Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:29 pm

bonehead wrote:
tlongpine wrote:romanticize condescendingly
Somehow Steve Roper managed to find his way way around the High Sierras long before his book was commercially distributed

Who's the condescending one here.
I offered good guide book advice for those looking for information.
And Ropers book was just a more current update of Voge's book
copyrighted in 1954. So yeah, Roper had help like most of us since.
It's obvious I use this site, and I have no problem with the great information offered here.
But why throw the burden on Bill. If you want a site like this for the Sierras, create one.


Replace "Steve Roper" w/ "I", "his" w/ "my", and "his book was commercially available" with "the internet" and you'll see your sentence. You see, the tone is yours - you reap what you sow.

As for burdening Bill, I trust that he recognizes his own agency and his ability to say "No" to those things too burdensome. Meanwhile, I reserve my right to say "Wouldn't is be cool?"
I am unable to walk away from the mountain without climbing it. An unclimbed mountain tugs at my consciousness with the eternal weight of time itself. Until I've pressed my face into it's alpine winds, hugged it's ancient granite walls, and put it's weathered summit beneath my heal I'm unable to resist it's attraction.Knowing nature gives the mountain more time than she gives us adds urgency to the obsession. As has been said before; the mountain doesn't care.

It can wait forever. I cannot.

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Re: 14ers site for the Sierras

Postby tlongpine » Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:36 pm

bonehead wrote:Sorry, I double posted.
And I didn't walk to the library, I got to ride my bike.
You should try it.


I love to ride my bike! Let's ride together. Meet me at Flagstaff Mountain at 5:30 sometime and you can try to grab my wheel.
I am unable to walk away from the mountain without climbing it. An unclimbed mountain tugs at my consciousness with the eternal weight of time itself. Until I've pressed my face into it's alpine winds, hugged it's ancient granite walls, and put it's weathered summit beneath my heal I'm unable to resist it's attraction.Knowing nature gives the mountain more time than she gives us adds urgency to the obsession. As has been said before; the mountain doesn't care.

It can wait forever. I cannot.

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Re: 14ers site for the Sierras

Postby TallGrass » Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:16 pm

anna wrote:
falcon568 wrote:.... While there's definitely not as many peaks in CA as there are in CO, there are some stunning routes and very enjoyable climbs out there.
Well, actually... http://listsofjohn.com/PeakStats/statestats.php?p=300 California: 11,104 Colorado: 4,389 :wink:

Falcon sounds like someone who's never traveled across CA, and I don't me E-W, rather N-S.
It is interesting though how on that list CO is beat out by AZ, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, and WA.
Worse, AK (0) is beat out by RI (1). :wft: :wft: :wft:
Not sure if I'll do more 14ers. The trip reports are too tiring. :wink:

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Re: 14ers site for the Sierras

Postby falcon568 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:52 pm

By peaks I meant 14ers, being as that is the subject of this site. However, while thinking that, it didn't make it into the post. Oh well, words are hard. Central California is where all the 14ers are but Shasta, not to say NorCal isn't beautiful.
"Of course, inside each one of us is the ambition to reach the summit, to realize that you are stronger than obstacles, that it is within your power to do something uncommon and indeed impossible for most people. But one must be prepared to face those obstacles..."-Ed Viesturs

"When I was a child, I felt there was something I had to find before I died. I imagined it as some lost, golden country, glittering on the other side of the mist across our neighbor's fields, hidden within the shadows behind our stone wall—some place beyond the fixed patterns of society, the grey chronology that led inexorably to death. In my twenties, on my first free solo, the light seemed to shatter through me, and the sky pour down the rock. Like so many climbers, immersed in that sudden, radiant awareness of now, I've had that brief and total conviction that each moment is both fleeting and eternal"-Katie Ives

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Re: 14ers site for the Sierras

Postby spiderman » Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:10 am

I am so old school that I had to use topo maps to climb California 14ers. Not the kind of maps downloaded from the 'net, but the ones that you physically purchased from stores. If it wasn't obvious how to climb a peak, Bob Rockwell was the man to ask. Such were the good old days of the '80s. It was a much bigger accomplishment back then to bag a 14er, although I seem to remember that the climbs were uphill both ways and we had to make our own backpacks out of rocks because nylon hadn't been invented yet.

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Re: 14ers site for the Sierras

Postby bonehead » Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:30 am

tlongpine wrote:Replace "Steve Roper" w/ "I", "his" w/ "my", and "his book was commercially available" with "the internet" and you'll see your sentence. You see, the tone is yours - you reap what you sow.
I bow to thee
as you revel in
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Re: 14ers site for the Sierras

Postby steelfrog » Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:21 am

highsierratopix.com

supertopo.com

mountainproject.com

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Re: 14ers site for the Sierras

Postby tlongpine » Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:40 am

steelfrog wrote:highsierratopix.com

supertopo.com

mountainproject.com


This makes me very happy: http://highsierratopix.com/high-sierra-map/map.php
I am unable to walk away from the mountain without climbing it. An unclimbed mountain tugs at my consciousness with the eternal weight of time itself. Until I've pressed my face into it's alpine winds, hugged it's ancient granite walls, and put it's weathered summit beneath my heal I'm unable to resist it's attraction.Knowing nature gives the mountain more time than she gives us adds urgency to the obsession. As has been said before; the mountain doesn't care.

It can wait forever. I cannot.

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Re: 14ers site for the Sierra

Postby TravelingMatt » Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:24 am

This thread's on the third page and no one has yet pointed out "Sierra" is already plural and thus doesn't take an "s" on the end?
So pleas'd at first the towering Alps we try,
Mount o'er the vales, and seem to tread the sky,
Th' increasing prospects tire our wand'ring eyes,
Hills peep o'er hills, and Alps on Alps arise!
-- Alexander Pope

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Re: 14ers site for the Sierra

Postby bonehead » Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:43 pm

TravelingMatt wrote:"Sierra" is already plural and thus doesn't take an "s" on the end?

Guilty as charged.
Must be a gringo thing.
Like Sahara Desert.

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Re: 14ers site for the Sierra

Postby TravelingMatt » Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:44 pm

bonehead wrote:
TravelingMatt wrote:"Sierra" is already plural and thus doesn't take an "s" on the end?

Guilty as charged.
Must be a gringo thing.
Like Sahara Desert.


To be fair, CDOT amuses me with its signs denoting the "Rio Grande River". New Mexico gets it right.
So pleas'd at first the towering Alps we try,
Mount o'er the vales, and seem to tread the sky,
Th' increasing prospects tire our wand'ring eyes,
Hills peep o'er hills, and Alps on Alps arise!
-- Alexander Pope

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