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Bruce Morris

Trad climber
Belmont, California
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 10, 2017 - 04:42pm PT
Think Caltrans calls it Elephant Head Rock, but what you're referring to scole is definitely the same formation. Lots of mysteries in Lee Vining Canyon like the 2-pitch 5.10a hand crack that me and Yerian and Marc Hill did on the north side of the canyon up the hill opposite the Power Station. Must have been c. 1987. Nice route except that D. Yerian almost dropped a 400 lb block on me and Hill from on top of the first pitch. Well, the block isn't there anymore . . . . A day to remember!
Bruce Morris

Trad climber
Belmont, California
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 1, 2017 - 02:39am PT
Front and back covers for the new expanded and revised 2nd edition of the Climber's Guide to Ellery Bowl:

Front cover of the new Ellery Guide with Eric Gabel's "The Backbone" &...
Front cover of the new Ellery Guide with Eric Gabel's "The Backbone" (III 5.7)
Credit: Bruce Morris

Back cover of the new 2nd edition of the Ellery Bowl Guide
Back cover of the new 2nd edition of the Ellery Bowl Guide
Credit: Bruce Morris

Hopefully it will be out by the time the snow melts and the road opens in late June or early July?

Scole

Trad climber
Zapopan
May 3, 2017 - 03:21pm PT
Since all of Lee Vining Canyon seems to be covered in this thread, here is a shot of Dave Yerian on an unnamed crack in the lower canyon off the powerhouse rd. About 1980 I think
Credit: Scole
Bruce Morris

Trad climber
Belmont, California
Topic Author's Reply - May 11, 2017 - 01:34am PT
Marc Hill and Yerian and I did some stuff down at the bottom of Lee Vining Canyon up to the north of the Power Station in 1987. Wonder how close this is to that? Urmas Franosch says he's been doing some new routes across Lee Vining Creek on the south side too.

Well, the new expanded 2nd edition of the Ellery Guide was published yesterday, May 9th, 2017th. Now comes the hardest work of all, getting it distributed through REI and Amazon, Planet Granite and Touchstone et al. Even got a ISBN number.

Front and rear cover of the new Ellery Guide with ISBN number
Front and rear cover of the new Ellery Guide with ISBN number
Credit: Bruce Morris

About 57+ pages, 72 routes I think, plus FA information and index.
Bruce Morris

Trad climber
Belmont, California
Topic Author's Reply - May 16, 2017 - 01:13am PT
The new 2nd edition of the Ellery Bowl Guide is now available on Amazon at:

https://www.amazon.com/Climbers-Guide-Ellery-Lake-Bowl/dp/096502346X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1494922288&sr=1-1&keywords=climber%27s+guide+to+ellery+lake+bowl+2nd+ed

Soon to be available also on Maximus Press in Bishop, California:

http://www.maximuspress.com/

Still waiting on REI and Planet Granite Climbing Gyms.
Bruce Morris

Trad climber
Belmont, California
Topic Author's Reply - May 19, 2017 - 02:07pm PT
Marty Lewis tells me the 2nd edition of the Ellery Guide is now available at the Maximus Press site:

http://maximuspress.com/shop/products.php?cat=7

It's on consignment there.

A complete climbing guide to Lee Vining Canyon is a mammoth project, but at least this new guide is a step in that direction. So much stuff though that no one knows much about next to and around the Third Pillar area. Must be some projects up there too that people don't want anyone to know about.
Bruce Morris

Trad climber
Belmont, California
Topic Author's Reply - May 22, 2017 - 02:12pm PT
No word from REI yet, but the new guide is finally on Amazon.com Books:

https://www.amazon.com/Climbers-Guide-Ellery-Lake-Bowl/dp/096502346X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1495487286&sr=8-1&keywords=climber%27s+guide+to+ellery+lake+bowl+2nd+ed

Sort of like a root canal, but finally found out that images must be below 2 meg. Amazon tells you when they're too big, but they won't say explicitly what size they want. The negative logic of cyberspace.
Bruce Morris

Trad climber
Belmont, California
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 14, 2017 - 12:18am PT
Some people at the front desk at Planet Granite Belmont said they climbed some routes at Elephant Rock/Bighorn Crag. I think Justine Formoso was one of those involved. Just stopped there and did them a few years ago.

Think it's Cal Trans that calls it Elephant Rock.

Time to go over the hill and take a peek!
Urmas

Social climber
Sierra Eastside
Sep 14, 2017 - 09:14am PT
Give a shout if you want to check it out. I would go with you.
Scole

Trad climber
Zapopan
Sep 15, 2017 - 09:54am PT
Ram It and Big and Horny are perfect introductions to the Bighorn Crag. Take Urmas up on his offer Dr. Morris
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