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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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Route Name Formation Review
Cathedral Peak - Southeast Buttress 5.6 - Tuolumne Meadows, California USA. Click for details.
Southeast Buttress
5.6, Cathedral Peak

One of the finest routes in Tuolumne Meadows.
Photo:Greg Barnes
Cathedral Peak
5
5.6
5 Star Rating
Incredible Hulk - Red Dihedral 5.10b - High Sierra, California USA. Click for details.
Red Dihedral
5.10b, Incredible Hulk

The route as seen from Maltby Lake.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Incredible Hulk
12
5.10b
5 Star Rating
Mt. Conness - West Ridge 5.6 - Tuolumne Meadows, California USA. Click for details.
West Ridge
5.6, Mt. Conness

One of Tuolumne's finest ridge climbs.
Photo:Greg Barnes
Mt. Conness
12
5.6
5 Star Rating
Mt. Whitney - East Buttress 5.7 - High Sierra, California USA. Click for details.
East Buttress
5.7, Mt. Whitney

The route as seen from Iceberg Lake.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Mt. Whitney
11
5.7
5 Star Rating
Mt. Whitney - East Face 5.7 - High Sierra, California USA. Click for details.
East Face
5.7, Mt. Whitney

The route as seen from Iceberg Lake.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Mt. Whitney
13
5.7
5 Star Rating
Third Pillar of Dana - Regular Route 5.10b - Tuolumne Meadows, California USA. Click for details.
Regular Route
5.10b, Third Pillar of Dana

One of the more spectacular lines in Tuolumne.
Photo:Marshall Minobe
Third Pillar of Dana
5
5.10b
5 Star Rating
Temple Crag - Sun Ribbon Arete 5.10a - High Sierra, California USA. Click for details.
Sun Ribbon Arete
5.10a, Temple Crag

The route as seen from Second Lake.
Photo:SP Parker
Temple Crag
16
5.10a
5 Star Rating
Charlotte Dome - South Face 5.8 - High Sierra, California USA. Click for details.
South Face
5.8, Charlotte Dome

The route as seen from the approach.
Photo:Karl Lew
Charlotte Dome
12
5.8
5 Star Rating
Mt. Russell - Fishhook Arete 5.9 - High Sierra, California USA. Click for details.
Fishhook Arete
5.9, Mt. Russell

The route as seen from the summit of Whitney.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Mt. Russell
8
5.9
5 Star Rating
Incredible Hulk - Positive Vibrations 5.11a - High Sierra, California USA. Click for details.
Positive Vibrations
5.11a, Incredible Hulk

The route as seen from the bivy spot.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Incredible Hulk
13
5.11a
5 Star Rating
Mt. Russell - Mithral Dihedral 5.10b - High Sierra, California USA. Click for details.
Mithral Dihedral
5.10b, Mt. Russell

The route as seen from Mt. Whitney summit.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Mt. Russell
8
5.10b
5 Star Rating
Incredible Hulk - Sun Spot Dihedral 5.11b - High Sierra, California USA. Click for details.
Sun Spot Dihedral
5.11b, Incredible Hulk

The route as seen from the bivy spot.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Incredible Hulk
12
5.11b
5 Star Rating
Tenaya Peak - Northwest Buttress 5.5 - Tuolumne Meadows, California USA. Click for details.
Northwest Buttress
5.5, Tenaya Peak


Photo:Greg Barnes
Tenaya Peak
14
5.5
4 Star Rating
Eichorn's Pinnacle - North Face 5.4 - Tuolumne Meadows, California USA. Click for details.
North Face
5.4, Eichorn's Pinnacle

The unreal summit of Eichorn Pinnacle.
Photo:Randy Spurrier
Eichorn's Pinnacle
1
5.4
4 Star Rating
Temple Crag - Venusian Blind 5.7 - High Sierra, California USA. Click for details.
Venusian Blind
5.7, Temple Crag

The route as seen from Second Lake.
Photo:SP Parker
Temple Crag
11
5.7
4 Star Rating
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