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High Sierra Climbing 2nd Edition

Author: Chris McNamara and McKenzie Long
Routes  40 (click to see the complete route list)
Difficulty: 3rd Class -5.11c
Pages: 234 pages
Edition: 2nd edition, June 2013 


Key Highlights

c 14 more routes than the first edition
c Full color
c 60+ color action photos and route photos
c Now including snow routes
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New classic moderates fun for all skill levels


High Sierra Climbing Second Edition includes 40 of the best High Sierra alpine climbs ranging in difficulty from 3rd class to 5.11c. Most of these climbs are well-protected, 10-15 pitches long, and ascend some of the best alpine granite anywhere. Whether you plan to scramble up the 3rd class East Ridge of Mt. Russell, climb the 5.7 East Face of Mt. Whitney, or ascend the epic 18-pitch Sun Ribbon Arête, our guidebook will ensure you spend minimum time getting off-route and maximum time enjoying the climb.

14 New routes in the 2nd Edition:
- North Ridge of Lone Pine Peak
- Mithral Dihedral on Mount Russell
- Swiss Arete on Mt. Sill
- U Notch on North Palisade
- West Face of Cardinal Pinnacle
- Southeast Face of Mt. Emerson
- East Arete of Mount Humphreys
- North Buttress of Merriam Peak
- Southeast Face of Petite Griffon
- North Arete of Crystal Crag
- Southeast Face of Clyde Minaret
- Southeast Glacier Route on Mt. Ritter
- Extended Traverse on Matthes Crest
- Northeast Couloir on North Peak

Features available in both Print Books and eBooks:  
most accurate & detailed topos ever!
first ascent history
USGS maps for each climb
photos of the start of each route

approach and descent photos
detailed approach and descent beta
backcountry camping info
strategy and retreat beta

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Complete List of Included Climbs
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Temple Crag Sun Ribbon Arete
16
5.10a
Incredible Hulk Sun Spot Dihedral
12
5.11b
Incredible Hulk Red Dihedral
12
5.10b
Mt. Russell Mithral Dihedral
8
5.10b
Incredible Hulk Positive Vibrations
13
5.11a
Mt. Russell Fishhook Arete
8
5.9
Charlotte Dome South Face
12
5.8
Mt. Whitney East Buttress
11
5.7
Third Pillar of Dana Regular Route
5
5.10b
Mt. Conness West Ridge
12
5.6
Mt. Whitney East Face
13
5.7
Cathedral Peak Southeast Buttress
5
5.6
Mt. Conness North Ridge
12
5.6
Mt. Conness Southwest Face
9
5.10c
Temple Crag Dark Star
20
5.10b
Mt. Sill Swiss Arete
8
5.7
North Palisade U Notch Couloir
N/A
III AI 2 5.2
Mt. Humphreys East Arete
N/A
5.5
North Peak Northeast Couloir
N/A
AI 2 4th Class
Temple Crag Venusian Blind
11
5.7
Tenaya Peak Northwest Buttress
14
5.5
Temple Crag Moon Goddess Arete
14
5.8
Cardinal Pinnacle West Face
4
5.10a
Mt. Emerson Southeast Face
N/A
5.4
Eichorn's Pinnacle North Face
1
5.4
Petite Griffon Southeast Face
3
5.7
Bear Creek Spire North Arete
10
5.8
Bear Creek Spire Northeast Ridge
N/A
5.5
Mt. Russell East Ridge
N/A
3rd class
Laurel Mountain Northeast Gully
N/A
5.2
Eichorn's Pinnacle West Pillar
5
5.9
Mt. Ritter Southeast Glacier Route
N/A
3rd Class
Crystal Crag North Arete
3
5.7
Lone Pine Peak North Ridge
N/A
5.5
Merriam Peak North Buttress
10
5.10b/c
Mt. Goode North Buttress
9
5.9
Keeler Needle Harding Route
13
5.10c
Matterhorn Peak North Arete
6
5.7
Incredible Hulk Falling Dihedral Var.
8
5.10a
Mt. Whitney Mountaineer's Route
N/A
3rd class
         



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