Synopses & Reviews
Named the Range of Light by John Muir and rising 10,000 feet on its eastern side, California's High Sierra has attracted climbers for more than a century. These mountains are home to clean granite, easy approaches, and classic routes to the summits of the highest peaks in the continental United States.Climbing California's High Sierra provides the information needed to scale more than 100 of California's most challenging peaks. The climbs range from scrambles up Mount Stanford, to snow and rock routes on Red Slate Mountain, to technical routes on Mount Whitney. Look inside for detailed descriptions of routes, alternative routes, and descents. You'll also find: a brief history of climbing in the Sierra; descriptions of first ascents; maps, photos, drawings, and photo overlays of routes.Use this guide to discover the rewards and challenges of climbing California's High Sierra. (6 x 9, 448 pages, b&w photos, maps)
In addition to detailed route descriptions, topos, and route ratings, the book offers a history of climbing in the region. A must-have for California climbers and for any climber traveling to the Sierra.
About the Author
John Moynier is a veteran climber and author of Avalanche Aware
, The Basic Essentials of Climbing
, and two guidebooks. Claude Fiddler is a well-respected Sierra rock climber.