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Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 8, 2014 - 09:54pm PT
The Needles, Gorge of Despair, and More Tuesday, September 9, 2014 7:30 PM, Griffith Park
Kris Solem had been climbing all over California for more than three decades; Stoney Point, Tahquitz, Yosemite, Joshua Tree, Courtright Reservoir, Church Dome, The Needles, etc. Name a crag in California, and Kris has probably climbed there, maybe even put up a route or two. His cur- rent project is a future guidebook for The Needles, which is due for release this fall. The book will feature rich history, compelling photographs and, of course, the routes. If you ask though, Kris will tell you that the best rock he has seen in California is at the Gorge of Despair, a wild and remote area of Kings Canyon.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at the SCMA General Meeting, long time climber Kris Solem will be sharing photo- graphs and climbing beta about Califor- nia crags; near local favorites, as well as the farther away and more remote. Starting with a brief coverage of Joshua Tree and Idyllwild areas, the program will then move on to Courtright Reservoir whether Kris was involved in the devel- opment of a fair number of new routes. The bulk of the program however will focus on The Needles, the subject of Solemís future guidebook, and the lesser known Gorge of Despair in Kings Canyon. Donít miss this opportunity to learn more about old favorites and new areas you might want to visit, and to ask this seasoned veteran questions.
The meeting will be held in the audito- rium of the Griffith Park Ranger Head- quarters in Griffith Park, 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles. The meet- ing starts at 7:30 PM with some brief general club business followed by the presentation. There is no cost to attend and members as well as non-members are always welcome to come and see what the SCMA is all about.
See you there!!
Kris, at the office, JT.
Kris, at the office, JT.
Credit: TYeary

Trad climber
Aug 8, 2014 - 10:35pm PT

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Aug 9, 2014 - 07:14am PT
I will be out of state. Major bummer!
craig morris

Trad climber
Aug 9, 2014 - 09:19am PT
I am going to try to make it. Chancing to climb with Kris in the Needles was some of the best days climbing.

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Aug 9, 2014 - 04:50pm PT
Bump de bump

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Aug 9, 2014 - 05:43pm PT
Sounds great! It's on my calender...

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Aug 9, 2014 - 06:44pm PT
He has excellent taste in music.

Trad climber
Aug 9, 2014 - 07:06pm PT
He has a very eclectic taste for music!
I'd go if I was nearby...Kris has some great stories to tell.
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Aug 10, 2014 - 08:39am PT
I'll be there as always. Stoked to see Kris come up on the schedule.

Trad climber
monrovia, ca
Aug 10, 2014 - 09:56am PT
It's on my calendar, gonna try to make it out. Kris is very knowledgeable and will have some great tales.

climber a single wide......
Aug 10, 2014 - 09:59am PT
If we are in town, the Sewelly's are in!

Kris...throw in some music engineering with Big Name pics and stories too.

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Aug 10, 2014 - 11:13am PT
Is this a live show or just pictures...?

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Aug 11, 2014 - 08:26am PT
Is this a live show or just pictures...?

Kris will do it live....

see you all tuesday.... In sept.

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Aug 11, 2014 - 11:20am PT
Hi all. Sorry, normally I would not post on this thread as it is not really appropriate. But for some reason I've been getting emails and seeing Facebook posts etc., by folks who think this event is this Tuesday. IT IS NOT.

Tuesday September 9 for those who are interested.

Thanks, hope to see you there. I'll do my best to make it worth your while.

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 11, 2014 - 11:24am PT
And that's why we give narrated slide shows for the reading challenged.

Trad climber
Aug 11, 2014 - 12:29pm PT
This is a 'Got to make' event! Will do my best to get there to support Kris if I am in town that week.

Aug 11, 2014 - 12:36pm PT

I so would go but... I am due for a c-section the next day and thus I have to be counted out. :)

Please Enjoy and post pictures!

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Aug 11, 2014 - 04:52pm PT
Kris will do it live....

Damn, doing it by hologram would be cool.

Edge of the Electric Ocean Beneath Red Rock
Aug 11, 2014 - 05:00pm PT
Awesome! Wish I could be in attendance. Kris is a great guy, met him once at Pine Creek a few years ago, way humble and way skilled.

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Aug 12, 2014 - 05:41am PT
Morning bump
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