What is the most beeeyooteeful peak?

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Hootervillian

climber
Hooterville
Dec 13, 2005 - 03:25pm PT
i'd appreciate that. or maybe i can just pretend i'm there with my foggy, scratchy goggles on.


thanks, i'm high speed...
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Dec 13, 2005 - 06:08pm PT
Gary suggested that I put this over here

Bear Creek Spire

scuffy b

climber
S Cruz
Dec 13, 2005 - 07:16pm PT
Gene Fisher:
I agree that Cerro Torre is awesome and beautiful,
but do you really mean after a Winter storm?
Like July or August?
I always thought people went there in the Summer (e.g. January)
so they could experience conditions that were only as bad
as "typical" Winter conditions.
Please fill me in.
sm
Jody

Mountain climber
Templeton, CA
Dec 13, 2005 - 08:04pm PT
Man! Those are awesome images! Thanks for the kudos on my Seeven Gables shot. Those boulders I believe were about 20' high. There were tons of them around. The view is from the SE shore of Vee Lake.

Karl, that is the most striking image of BCS I have seen! Very nice!

Here is a little bit different perspective of BCS.

Gary

climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Dec 13, 2005 - 08:25pm PT
Bear Creek Spire is beeyoootiful, for sure. I don't have a picture, but BCS as seen from Julius Caesar is mind bending. The U-shaped ridge connecting them would make even Peter Croft pucker at the thought of the traverse.
Jody

Mountain climber
Templeton, CA
Dec 13, 2005 - 08:29pm PT
Gary, the ridge in the background in this picture? :)
Gary

climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Dec 13, 2005 - 08:34pm PT
Jody, I only saw it from the top of JC. That is very similar. I have no idea if anyone has ever done that traverse, but it made my spine tingle looking at it.

I'll try to find a picture. Where was that picture taken from?
Jody

Mountain climber
Templeton, CA
Dec 13, 2005 - 08:39pm PT
That was taken via 500mm telephoto from just above Mack lake on the east side. The steep ridge coming down from the upper left is the west ridge of BCS and the jagged ridge is the one that connects with Julius Caesar I believe.
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Dec 13, 2005 - 09:21pm PT
Hey Alpspitz, how about your namesake?
Ed Bannister

Mountain climber
Victorville, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 13, 2005 - 11:06pm PT
can't say? Alpspitz is not one place, but any peak in the alps.

Pasadena area used to be a home to many climbers, Maurer, Bosson, Mari, even the guy with the most peaks, Norm Kingsley lived in LaCanada, so can't say, if I am Ed, then who are you?


KARL!!! everyone has posted really beeyooteeful stuff and thanks go out to all, but yours is exceptional.
Gary

climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Dec 13, 2005 - 11:45pm PT
Jody, that does it. I'm headed back to Italy Pass this year and get a picture from the summit of JC.

Granite Park is worth revisiting, anyway.
GrandMastaD

Social climber
Dec 13, 2005 - 11:47pm PT
Breathtaking!!

http://users.bentonrea.com/~surmeyer/summer2003/Disney/disney_matterhorn_family.jpg
Jody

Mountain climber
Templeton, CA
Dec 13, 2005 - 11:50pm PT
In October I made a quick run up to Mono Pass and met some guys coming down the trail. They had been up trying to find JC and never did. Then they got caught in a snowstorm. Is it that hard to find? here is another view of the terrain in the area.



and another view of BCS
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Dec 13, 2005 - 11:58pm PT
Whatever Alpspitz, but that's the name of that peak in Garmisch and I looked at it every morning I woke up there for five years.
Wonder

climber
WA
Dec 14, 2005 - 01:57am PT
F - canada. i been all the way to dawson, its no good except for mushroom picking. I vote Himmies,
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Dec 14, 2005 - 02:23am PT
one of my favorite places in the world,
in Canada, eh...

Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Dec 14, 2005 - 02:23am PT
in the States....

Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Dec 14, 2005 - 02:24am PT
and in the same area as above:


Ed Bannister

Mountain climber
Victorville, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 14, 2005 - 08:52am PT
OK, Can't, you are correct. It's both a peak, and a generalization. Und weil du funf Jahre in Garmish gewohnt hast, darf ich annehmen dass du auch Deutsch kanst? Oder aber hast du in Partenkirchen gewohnt und wir sind alle gesandbagged?

and... if you really can't say, and you live in Pasadena, was your dad a dentist?

JODY!!
Lots of great pics from everybody, but we must acknowledge, Jody is cool, a real giver, and first to post!
Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Dec 14, 2005 - 09:01am PT
Can't Say, that is Alpspitze with an e on the end. Alpspitz is probably just saying that without the e then it means any peak in the Alps.

Some great pix on this thread, again Jody you show that you have a knack for photography, although Ed and Karl - and others - also are excellent photographers.

GrandMastaD, I have always wanted to climb that peak but I think it is off limits for religious or spiritual reasons or something like that.
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