NorthEast arete of Checkered Demon (aka peak 13,112)


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Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Apr 16, 2009 - 02:34am PT
Fascinating looking geology, although perhaps best viewed from a distance. I liked DR's cartoon.

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Apr 16, 2009 - 03:25am PT
Thanks Doug!

I just don't think anyone has any idea who the "Checkered Demon" was? When you consider Wes and his motorcycle gang and the Demons lust for the "chicks", it reminds me of wild nights in Camp 4, in the very early 60s,. when we had the "Teton Tea Parties", way up the talus, so the rangers would not bug us. I remember one crazy night when Calderwood was chasing Roper with a flaming stick, because Roper had made advances towards Rich's lady. Myself,I always thought either you, or the kiwi Bill Dentz, were the true Checkered Demon?


right here, right now
Apr 16, 2009 - 09:03am PT
Another grand mystery put to rest ... no, put to life ... er, wrested from the clouds.

Social climber
wuz real!
Apr 16, 2009 - 10:29am PT
"A lot of bending in it's formation."
I resemble that remark...
The naked talus runner/rap bolting/ clean climber beat me to the punch with "Sometimes I get tired, just smiling,"

So I'll just add, "Nice day for something."

-couldn't figure out how to work in, "Tongues and thumbs," or "My name ain't Jack and I'm taking her back"

Social climber
Idyllwild, California
Apr 18, 2009 - 06:53pm PT
When in condition (lately not very frequent), the Checkered Demon Couloir is one of the best ice climbs in the Sierra. It can be easily approached via McGhee Creek Road and done in a day RT from Bishop. The upper gully (when in condition) is mixed ice and very brittle rock (4th or easy 5th) and the route is long by Sierra standards. I don't know of many Sierra ice climbs that are better than this one.
BTW The arete is unclimbed as far as I know and for a good reason. The rock is really bad on it.

dangling off a wind turbine in a town near you
Apr 18, 2009 - 09:37pm PT
"looks sexxier than a beer on sunday"

nice line, gotta remember that one

Social climber
So Cal
Apr 18, 2009 - 09:43pm PT
Norman Clyde prolly climbed it. In Winter. 5.8. In klettershues

He would have used hobnails and a wood hatchet.

Apr 19, 2009 - 01:16am PT
Great thread, GD.
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