Rowell's Sierra FAs

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Camster (Rhymes with Hamster)

Social climber
CO
May 4, 2013 - 08:45pm PT
Oh man, haven't had a chance to look at this thread, but bumpage required.
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
May 12, 2014 - 12:10pm PT
Answer to trivia question on first page
Damn, 1978 what a year! Was there a drought?
Yes, '78 was the last year of a multi year drought. I think it was 4 years duration. I know it ended in '78. Rained buckets/snowed heaps in spring '79. Shasta was pretty sparse in '75.

I hadn't seen this thread before. Makes my mouth water.
The Alpine

climber
May 23, 2015 - 09:21am PT
Sierra bump. Any more word on Tyndall?
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
May 23, 2015 - 11:09am PT
Here is one of Galen's early Sierra articles.

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1261259/Galen-Rowells-1-000-Mile-Sierra-Weekend-Climbing-1970

Such a shame that he and Barbara were killed.

I wouldn't be surprised if the folks at Range of Light gallery have a comprehensive list of his Sierra FAs.
Fat Dad

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
May 21, 2016 - 10:45am PT
Good bump. It's getting to be the season.
Mark Force

Trad climber
Ashland, Oregon
May 21, 2016 - 08:41pm PT
This thread is full of gems. Thanks.
cotuclimber

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
May 21, 2016 - 08:50pm PT
Did anyone add up routes grade III and up? Would be cool to have an updated list of them.
Klimmer

Mountain climber
May 21, 2016 - 09:58pm PT
I've often thought Galen should at least get a mountain named after him in the Sierras to honor him, if not more.

We have much named after Muir. Wilderness named after Ansel Adams. Why not something similar for Galen Rowell?

Galen did so many challenging and worthy first ascents in the Sierras, he is often called "the Ansel Adams in color," prolific writer and beloved and missed by so many people in the climbing world and also in the outdoor wilderness adventure photography world.

I hope this can happen some day.
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
May 21, 2016 - 09:58pm PT
My one and only climb with Galen was doing the East Face of Mt. Powell with him and Beckey in 69

Christ man, you really got around in 1969!
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Bodega
Topic Author's Reply - May 22, 2016 - 12:22am PT
Thanks for the bump. So much good stoke here!
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Jun 15, 2016 - 04:41pm PT
We have much named after Muir. Wilderness named after Ansel Adams. Why not something similar for Galen Rowell?

There is this one, but an unofficial name:
http://www.supertopo.com/tr/Rowell-Tower-First-Ascent-of-Full-Nelson-IV-1-200-ft-5-10-R/t12895n.html

bump for a good thread
The Alpine

Big Wall climber
FL
Jun 15, 2016 - 06:11pm PT
Vitaliy - when you going out to Cyclorama?
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Jun 15, 2016 - 08:41pm PT
Going over 3 passes to climb a 1000 foot route, why? Friend that repeated it said it was 6 pitches.
Yesterday and a day before yesterday, a few friends and I climbed two unclimbed walls in the high sierra. One route was exactly the size of Cyclorama and the other had about 1,600 feet of sustained climbing and another 400+ ft to the summit. Had to do much less work to approach, although it was 5,000 ft of elevation gain, all cross country. Sorry for the spray, but I am trying to show why I personally think Cyclorama is too much work for what it is. But who knows where this summer takes me...
The Alpine

climber
The Sea
Jun 16, 2016 - 09:52am PT
Tyndall?
The Alpine

climber
The Sea
Aug 3, 2016 - 10:39am PT
Heres another Chamberlin route near Rowells (though around the buttress)



splitclimber

climber
Sonoma County
Aug 30, 2016 - 01:36pm PT
Damn Alpine! Nice pics.

I tried to find and climb Rowell's route on the east face of Fin Dome, but Secor has no description on where it is located or what to look for. Nothing looked like 5.7. ;)



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