Good times in the Sierras 5.9 and easier?


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Trad climber
The Illuminati
Nov 3, 2010 - 01:42am PT
bumping the first thread for rlf

Trad climber
The Illuminati -- S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Division
Feb 16, 2011 - 04:04am PT

Trad climber
Old Climbers' Home (Adopted)
Feb 16, 2011 - 05:17pm PT
West Arete of Mount Winchell, old SKOOL 5.8 or Brutus "4.d"

Shhhhhh....its a secret.

Gym climber
Berkeley, CA
Sep 7, 2012 - 09:16pm PT
EC, is Silver Lining, The Fin, a 5.9 a route to be done by modern 5.11+ climbers? Or would it be a sack-shriveling experience for a modest 5.9 leader?

For reference, I thought I was a 'solid' 5.9 climber when I hopped on Piece de Resistance on Moro Rock in Sequioa/Kings years ago. I led the first 3 pitches, and the 5.9 stuff on that scared the bujesus out of me with mind-hurtful runouts at the limit of my climbing ability on crumbling chicken heads. I still have some specific moments burned into my brain. We bailed because the topo said the next pitch was the scary one. It would be tough to do The Fin approach and get part way up and bail in similar circumstances. Any guidance?

climber a single wide......
Feb 13, 2013 - 04:11pm PT
a re-visit to the 1st thread on ST.

a more innocent time....

Trad climber
East Coast US
Apr 3, 2013 - 09:19am PT
a more innocent time...

6 days before 9/11
Delhi Dog

Good Question...
Apr 23, 2013 - 11:28pm PT
First thread bump.

So many

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Nov 26, 2014 - 03:49pm PT
My favorite climbs for each rating are:
5.10 - Third Pillar Mt. Dana
5.10 - Harding Route, Mt. Conness
5.10 - Direct E Face Mt. Whitney
5.10 - Polish Route (to Summit), Incred. Hulk
5.10 - Planaria, Temple Crag
5.9+ - SE Face Clyde Minaret
5.9 - ZigZag Dihedral, Lone Pine Peak
5.9 - Twin Cracks, Turret east face, Little Slide Canyon
5.9 - Sun Ribbon Arete, Temple Crag
5.8 - Norman Clyde Peak, Twilight Pillar
5.8 - Direct NW Buttress Mt. Russel
5.8 - Milktoast Chimney, Lone Pine Peak
5.8 - Stonehouse Buttress, Stonehouse Chimney
5.8 - Sequoia Obelisk, Rock Solid
5.7 - Sequoia Obelisk, East Face
5.7 - Matthes Crest
5.7 - NE Buttress Banner Peak
5.6 - Swiss Arete, Mt. Sill
5.6 - N. Palisade, U-Notch
5.6 - N. Palisade, SE Buttress
5.6 - E. Face Thunderbolt Peak
5.5 - E. Face Mt. Whitney
4th class - any of the 5.5 to 5.8 climbs listed above

ho man! Brutus gold!
Gorgeous George

Trad climber
Los Angeles, California
Nov 26, 2014 - 04:11pm PT
Never saw this before, I like the suggestions.

But I do notice a startling lack of climbs on the Westside of the Sierras, such as Courtright Reservoir: Welcome to Courtright - 5.9, Little Bit of Nookey - 5.9; Needles: Igor Unchained - 5.9, White Punks on Dope - 5.8; Dome Rock - Lightning Hands - 5.10 easy, Anti-Jello Crack - 5.10 easy, and the Tree Crack (?) - 5.6,

and lots of others I can't think of right now because I have an earache that is killing me.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 2, 2016 - 01:23am PT
Bump in the night.

May 2, 2016 - 06:44am PT
good resurrection

Social climber
May 2, 2016 - 06:50am PT
Good thread bump. The original/first thread???
Flip Flop

Earth Planet, Universe
May 2, 2016 - 07:17am PT
Soul bookmark.
the Fet

May 2, 2016 - 12:33pm PT
What's really f*#ked up is I first bumped this thread in 2005 and it seemed like 2001 was a long time before THAT.

4 Corners Area
May 2, 2016 - 04:23pm PT
Ok, here;s a hidden classic:
The East face of the North Summit of Seven Gables(5.9). Many possibilities there. Most converge on a spectacular knifeblade arete/ridge near the top of the formation. There are more long aretes around on the north side of this massive peak. Its in the Bear Creek watershed, west of Bear Creek Spire.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 3, 2016 - 12:20pm PT
It'll have to be the Seven Gables cuz there ain't no Seven Clarks.

Seven is a lucky number.
Seven is a lucky number.
Credit: Flashlight took this
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 3, 2016 - 01:08pm PT
Bump #2.
Larry Nelson

Social climber
Jun 3, 2016 - 02:12pm PT
Missed this one. It's good to peruse through the old TR's to find gems.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 3, 2016 - 04:45pm PT
This topic, old as it is, still beats a lot of what's on the Front Page and I'm certain others missed it last time I bumped it.

Jun 3, 2016 - 08:54pm PT
Haven't seen anyone mention Twilight Pillar on Norman Clyde yet. Pretty good rock and if you take the direct start it'a a plumb line straight to the summit.
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