References – Informational

Additional sources of information that will enhance your experience by giving you a historical and/or regional perspective of the climbs in this collection. Author Title Publisher Year I1 Steve Roper, Allen Steck Fifty Classic Climbs of North America Sierra Club Books, San Francisco, CA 1979 I2 Chris Jones Climbing in North America University of California […]

Guide Books

The descriptions and trip reports associated with this project may not be adequate for locating and accomplishing many of the climbs. I strongly recommend acquiring at least the guidebook recommended here. Buy all these guides to support hard-working but starving guidebook authors! (Clicking on a title will take you to the order page on […]

Charlotte Dome South Face Regular Route

Some of the most interesting, colorful, and climbable rock anywhere, set in spectacular Kings Canyon National Park. Finding the correct start is key to an enjoyable climb – many variations and totally independent climbs have been done on the broad buttress by climbers assuming they were on this classic route. Stories of very difficult moves […]

Mount Huntington West Face, Harvard Route

his is one of the most challenging routes in this collection, offering spectacular difficult climbing on rock, snow, and ice in an expeditionary atmosphere. The first ascent of this route by a group of relatively inexperienced but intensely driven student climbers from Harvard was immortalized in Dave Roberts’ gripping book “Mountain of My Fear”. Location: […]