The Sierras


The Red Dihedral

The Red Dihedral.

Shirley & I have made a few (unfortunately a small “few”) trips to the Sierras over the years – in fact, before I started looking at this, I always thought that somehow we’ve done more there! Oh well, an incentive to keep going back. We’ve made a handful of road trips down to The Valley, but most of the trips to the Sierras somehow involved flying down from Portland. Though we’ve flown into LAX, SFO, and Reno, the cheapest (usually by far) option and the one with best schedules is Sacramento (and it avoids the traffic horrors of the first two)…not to mention it’s got some of the most ghetto Motel 6’s you can find (i.e. cheapest for that post climb/pre work clean-up & sleep). The goal of this page is to organize our material (largely photos) from those trips. Guess for now, I’ll include the Tuolumne stuff here as well – otherwise, it’ll be pretty damn thin.


Fishhook Arete

Shirley topping out on P2 of Fishhook Arete of Mt. Russell.

  • “Tuolumne 2015” (August 2015)
  • “Tuolumne 2014” (September 2014)
  • “Rites Of Spring” (March 2012)
  • “Incredible Hulk – The Red Dihedral” (August 2010)
  • “Two Days On The East Side” (July 2008)
  • “The Third Pillar” (July 2007)
  • “Bit Of Valley And Tuolumne” (June 2007)
  • Regular Route On Fairview Dome” (September 2006)
  • “A Tuolumne Trip” (September 2006)
  • Fishhook Arete Weekend” (June 2005)
  • Moon Goddess Arete Weekend” (September 2004)
  • East Buttress Of Mount Whitney” (May 2004)
  • Alphabetically By Route

    Moon Goddess Arete

    Shirley following P10 of Moon Goddess Arete.

  • Cooke Book (5.10a) on Daff Dome
  • Crescent Arch (5.9+) on Daff Dome
  • Crying Time Again (5.10a)
  • East Butress (5.7) on Mount Whitney
  • Fishhook Arete (5.8) on Mount Russell
  • Moon Goddess Arete (5.8) on Temple Crag
  • Red Dihedral (5.10-) on Incredible Hulk
  • Regular Route (5.9) on Fairview Dome
  • Regular Route (5.9+) on Third Pillar of Mount Dana
  • Rites Of Spring (5.10+) in Pratt’s Crack Gully
  • Sheila (5.10-) in Pratt’s Crack Gully
  • South Crack (5.8) on Stately Pleasure Dome
  • West Crack (5.9) on Daff Dome
  • West Face (5.10-) on Cardinal Pinnacle
  • West Pillar Direct (5.10-) on Eichorn Pinnacle
  • Zee Tree (5.7) on Pywiack Dome