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Climbing Forums for California?

Post by ker0uac » Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:36 am

Anyone know of a good online forum, one that is actually used, to get current conditions on California peaks?
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Re: Climbing Forums for California?

Post by clairekm » Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:59 am

Have you tried High Sierra Topix?
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Re: Climbing Forums for California?

Post by seano » Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:52 am

Summitpost is less active these days, but still pretty good for CA.
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Re: Climbing Forums for California?

Post by Scott P » Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:57 am

If you have Facebook there are a lot of active groups on there.
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Re: Climbing Forums for California?

Post by 12ersRule » Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:40 am

Looks like the domains 14ersCA.com and 14ersCALI.com are available. One could create them and thus assume all moderator privileges.
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Re: Climbing Forums for California?

Post by ellenmseb » Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:29 pm

There is not really an equivalent to 14ers.com.
peakbagger.com - conditions, GPX
snwburd.com - route description: Hard to believe 1 person provides some of the best route descriptions, but it's true
summitpost - route descriptions, forum is inactive
mountainproject - climbing/mountaineering partners, not hiking
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Re: Climbing Forums for California?

Post by Eli Watson » Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:56 pm

Whitney Zone, but it's mostly focused on Mt Whitney.
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Re: Climbing Forums for California?

Post by ker0uac » Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:18 pm

ellenmseb wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:29 pm
There is not really an equivalent to 14ers.com.
peakbagger.com - conditions, GPX
snwburd.com - route description: Hard to believe 1 person provides some of the best route descriptions, but it's true
summitpost - route descriptions, forum is inactive
mountainproject - climbing/mountaineering partners, not hiking
book: High Sierra: Peaks, Passes, Trails by Secor
Thanks. I couldn't find anything similar to the trip reports we have here. For the very popular routes I use Alltrails, but it fails for the less traveled peaks.
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Re: Climbing Forums for California?

Post by NathanRL » Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:19 pm

Yeah, there's Whitney Zone and the California Peaks Facebook page (as well as Shasta and Whitney specific Facebook groups). Would be nice to have something like 14ers.com.

I'd also highly recommend seano's book, available here.
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Re: Climbing Forums for California?

Post by nyker » Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:24 pm

Whitney zone or the Whitney Portal message boards. While the main focus is Whitney a lot of folks there do other climbing. You can also give a call to the rangers at the interagency visitor center in the Eastern Sierra.
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Re: Climbing Forums for California?

Post by ellenmseb » Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:44 pm

ker0uac wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:18 pm
ellenmseb wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:29 pm
There is not really an equivalent to 14ers.com.
peakbagger.com - conditions, GPX
snwburd.com - route description: Hard to believe 1 person provides some of the best route descriptions, but it's true
summitpost - route descriptions, forum is inactive
mountainproject - climbing/mountaineering partners, not hiking
book: High Sierra: Peaks, Passes, Trails by Secor
Thanks. I couldn't find anything similar to the trip reports we have here. For the very popular routes I use Alltrails, but it fails for the less traveled peaks.
peakbagger is the best source for trip reports. eg: list of ascents of Mt Whitney: https://www.peakbagger.com/climber/Peak ... =ft&y=9999
the abbreviation "TR" means there's a trip report, but even the concentration of non-TR ascents can give you an idea of what time of year it's reasonable to attempt that peak.
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Re: Climbing Forums for California?

Post by ker0uac » Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:36 am

ellenmseb wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:44 pm
ker0uac wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:18 pm
ellenmseb wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:29 pm
There is not really an equivalent to 14ers.com.
peakbagger.com - conditions, GPX
snwburd.com - route description: Hard to believe 1 person provides some of the best route descriptions, but it's true
summitpost - route descriptions, forum is inactive
mountainproject - climbing/mountaineering partners, not hiking
book: High Sierra: Peaks, Passes, Trails by Secor
Thanks. I couldn't find anything similar to the trip reports we have here. For the very popular routes I use Alltrails, but it fails for the less traveled peaks.
peakbagger is the best source for trip reports. eg: list of ascents of Mt Whitney: https://www.peakbagger.com/climber/Peak ... =ft&y=9999
the abbreviation "TR" means there's a trip report, but even the concentration of non-TR ascents can give you an idea of what time of year it's reasonable to attempt that peak.
Ohhh ok, I missed that!!
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