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mooch

Trad climber
Old Climbers' Home (Adopted)
May 24, 2013 - 05:07pm PT
Yes, nice "modernizing" on 'Freak Show'! Nice job Meester Peer! :)

Mount Bago has some wild options on it. Surprised I haven't heard anyone consider adventurous FA's on it. Limping?





limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Topic Author's Reply - May 24, 2013 - 06:21pm PT
Someone told me split lips and broken bits as well as kibbles and bits got rebolted, but it sounds like you were the one doing it and I probably got an incomplete story.

Mooch, I've got a list of places to look for FAs on my computer and Mt. Bago is up near the top! So much to do in the mountains I can barely sleep at night...
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
May 27, 2013 - 04:12pm PT
Ben R. is wise.

Grand Sentinel slogging could be fun.

Team Peer, I'm hoping is going to run quarter inch hose from a wine truck at Zumwalt up to the base. Pump the cabernet to the base, I say!
Ben Rumsen

Social climber
No Name City ( and it sure ain't pretty )
May 28, 2013 - 11:21pm PT
Better to entice you from the summit with a really good bottle of Brunello........
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 21, 2015 - 04:18pm PT
Opens Friday, April 24th!
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Apr 22, 2015 - 09:07am PT
Love this place. The girlfriend and I camped at Sentinel campground last May right before school got out, great time to go and miss the crowds but still get great weather. We hope to go back every year. Endless climbing. Was wondering about that crack at Zumawalt Meadow, knew someone had to have been on it. That place is so gorgeous I had to ask my girl to marry me there last year, right in the middle of the meadow with the mosquitos attacking with a vengeance, barley made it :)

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rfshore

Trad climber
Cali-centric
Apr 22, 2015 - 12:01pm PT
Crab - I still really want to go do that North of Eden route on North Dome. Have kneepads, #5 and #6 cams, will travel. Just need another set of brass balls to add to the rack...
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 22, 2015 - 01:44pm PT
I still want to do that route too! I've been planning on it for two years and for some reason it hasn't happened. You let me know when and I'll join if I can!
mucci

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Apr 22, 2015 - 01:59pm PT
North to the bone is the proud line on the N dome.

So much out there without a soul to sqeeze nearby...

limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 23, 2016 - 06:22pm PT
The road opened yesterday and my kids were eager to scope things out!

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180 looks a little different after the Rough Fire. Most notable was the missing Kings Canyon Lodge. Wild flowers were diggin it where the fire didn't get too hot to burn the seeds.

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Mini limpingcrabs are rampant this year, just a heads up.

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Shylock (Brian) and friend found their way to the start of Nowhere to Run, probably the first route climbed in 2016!

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I love that there's a dirt road along the river down there.


I saw a few cars so I guess that means it's crowded :)

Head out to my happy place if you get a chance, it's a unique and special place. Woot?
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Apr 24, 2016 - 02:47pm PT
Cool pics and cute kids Limpin!
It's been 35 yrs. since my last trip to Kings Canyon,
gunna have to make a return visit.
TFPU,
Tad
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 25, 2016 - 07:19am PT
Final bump for the weekday crowd
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Apr 25, 2016 - 08:24am PT
Seems like a place with a bunch of annoying Christians. Wouldn't go there.. :)
Jeremy Ross

Gym climber
Apr 25, 2016 - 08:34am PT
Thanks for the head's up!
Bascuela

Trad climber
Fresno, CA
Sep 8, 2016 - 12:09am PT
Starting to plan some late season (October) quickies up in Kings canyon and looking for some input.
Mt. Harrington's North Ridge looks pretty cool? Thinking a two day with a camp out at Grizzly lake? Anyone care to commit on the approach Lewis Creek vs Deer Cove trail?
Then there is the Grand Dike Towers. Limited online TR's floating around. Didn't the rough fire burn through that area last summer?

Thanks all.
Nanobody

Trad climber
Fresno, CA
Sep 8, 2016 - 07:53am PT
I think the Deer Cove trail is still closed due to damage from the Rough Fire last year
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Sep 8, 2016 - 08:18am PT
Harrington's north ridge is fun third class. Great views!

Your best bet for camping, IMO, would be Frypan Meadow rather than Grizzly Lakes.

Lewis Creek is a mellow approach, can be hot.
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Sep 8, 2016 - 08:31am PT
Harrington is a great 3rd class climb....

Why not go over the crest and drop down the right side of the Gorge of Despair, down to the South side of Cobra Tower and give "From Afar" a run.... 11B, bolted flakes to a killer 150 foot long 5.10 then another nice pitch of 5.9 face climbing.... do the last little 50 foot pitch that we got stormed off of and your on top of the Cobra. Then you can look down on Vitalys and Limping crabs "longest wall in the sierra" route.

If your going to do this, camp at Grisly Lake.... if your only going to Mt. Harrington, stay at Fry Pan.

I have only hiked up the Lewis Creek trail....4 times.


Have fun- thats some wild untouched wilderness up there.
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 8, 2016 - 08:59am PT
Sounds like everyone agrees that the north ridge is fun!

Lewis Creek and Deer Cove trails were both closed when I drove by last weekend. But, there are places to park across the street by the river in a few spots that aren't closed if you leave your car there to "fish." I've only done each one once and I don't remember one being superior to the other.

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Someone climbed that obvious corner on the east face not too long ago and I think it went at 5.8 or maybe easier? Looks fun.


This might be a great year to check out grand dike! That abandoned trail heading that way looked like an epic bushwhack before the fire but it might be better now. If it rains within a week or so of when you go the ash turns into this terrible slick mud/soot crap so just a heads up.
Bascuela

Trad climber
Fresno, CA
Sep 8, 2016 - 02:17pm PT
Good intel. Thanks all.
I read a TR on the bushwhack to the grand dike, but yeah...perhaps the fire helped thin that place out. I'm waiting for it to cool off and I'll scope it out.
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