Rock Creek Classic’s

August 21, 2014

One of the best things about having return clients is coming up with fun new objectives. Dave and…

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Pushing limits

July 27, 2014

Every once in a while I get to push the limits of what my clients think is possible. I had the op…

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Mt. Humphreys

July 27, 2014

Mt. Humphreys (13,986 ft.) dominates the Bishop sky line and has many great climbs to the summit,…

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Mt. Emerson

July 27, 2014

Had a great climb with John on Mt. Emerson via the South East face AKA the waterfall route. This …

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Mountain Time!

July 27, 2014

This weeks itinerary:

Failed summit attempt on Middle Palisade in a day, due to rain, hail, an…

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You never know…..

July 18, 2014

You never know what the day may bring! I woke up at 8am, the phone rang at 8:30 and and an hour l…

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Clothing and Layering for Alpine Rock Climbs

June 21, 2014

It’s always fun to plan the perfect layering system for alpine climbing. Let’s face it: looking g…

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Packing for Alpine Rock Routes on Mt. Whitney

June 21, 2014

It’s summer, and alpine rock climbing season is in full swing. I recently ran two trips back to b…

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Mt. Dana, Dana Couloir

June 2, 2014

Had a great day on 5/31/14 climbing the Dana Couloir! The trail up glacier canyon had patchy but …

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A fine day for an alpine climb.

May 28, 2014

Weather is perfect in the Eastern Sierra right now. The Payne’s and I took full advantage with an…

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First official MCG adventure!

May 28, 2014

Had a great day with Daniel and Sarah for their very first multi-pitch climbing day! Conditions w…

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Use the Shelf

May 6, 2014

 

Belay transitions are a great way to save time on longer climbs, the key is to have eve…

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Game On!

May 6, 2014

Friday May, 2nd was the official opening of Tioga Pass! And with that, summer climbing season has…

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Moving faster by racking smarter

April 18, 2014

There are many tricks and techniques to moving faster in the mountains. They saying goes “speed i…

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One cordelett many options

April 18, 2014

From self rescue to building anchors, the cordelett is an indispensable tool. Typically a 7mm pie…

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Layering For the mountain environment

April 10, 2014

Successful layering system for the mountain environment
 If you like being in the mountains you …

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Simple, Safe, Rappel Anchor

April 10, 2014

Have you ever rappelled off a climb and had a cluster of a mess at each rap station? Have you eve…

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Tether System For Rappeling

April 8, 2014

Climbers have heard that the most dangerous part of the climb is the decent or “most accidents ha…

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3D Link Up

April 8, 2014

For skiing, this has been a very dry and slow year. Just when we thought spring was in full swing…

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Please read first!

 The following articles are food for thought and ideas on how to be more efficient and safe. They are pieces of information and education that pertain to climbing systems as a whole. There is no substitution for hands on training and practice. By no means should you use the techniques described herein without practice and guidance from an experienced climbing guide. In fact, you should hire me to teach you these techniques and skills hands on!

Climbing is inherently dangerous; your safety has a direct correlation to your experience, competency, and realistic assessment of your abilities. You assume all risk and liability by employing any of the techniques described.

The authors and Mammoth Climbing Guides assume no liability for accidents happening to, or injuries sustained by, readers who engage in the activities described in the following articles.

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