Category: California

Perfect Sierra Slab Climbing on Moonlight Madness 5.9, Shuteye Ridge

Perfect Sierra Slab Climbing on Moonlight Madness 5.9, Shuteye Ridge

Moonlight Madness is a multi-pitch rock climbing route on the 1,000 ft face of Big Sleep Dome at Shuteye Ridge in California. It climbs slab and knobs up beautiful Sierra Nevada granite to a summit with beautiful views. Alexa and I climbed this on August 1st, 2020.

Hiking Mount Givens in the John Muir Wilderness

Hiking Mount Givens in the John Muir Wilderness

Mount Givens is a peak in the John Muir Wilderness near Kaiser Pass. It is a moderate hike from the White Bark Vista point and provides excellent views of the central Sierra Nevada Mountains. I hiked this with Alexa and Heidi the dog on July 19th, 2020.

Photo Op – Camping at White Bark Vista

Photo Op – Camping at White Bark Vista

White Bark Vista is a spectacular viewpoint of the central Sierra Nevada mountains that is accessible via a short 4×4 road. It lies in Sierra National Forest. Alexa, Heidi the dog, and I car camped there July 18th-19th, 2020.

A Quick Climb of Fresno Dome South Pillar, 5.7

A Quick Climb of Fresno Dome South Pillar, 5.7

Fresno Dome is a 600′ granite dome located near Oakhurst, California. It has several multi and single pitch climbs on it, including South Pillar, 5.7 YDS, 4 Pitches. I climbed this with my wife Alexa on July 20th 2020.

Climbing at Tiger Cage – Courtright Reservoir

Climbing at Tiger Cage – Courtright Reservoir

Tiger Cage is a single pitch rock climbing crag located at Courtright Reservoir, California. It hosts over a dozen routes on high quality and aesthetic rock. Alexa and I climbed here on July 3rd, 2020

Two Waterfalls, One Hike – Red Rock and Corlieu Falls

Two Waterfalls, One Hike – Red Rock and Corlieu Falls

Red Rock and Corlieu Falls are two beautiful and popular waterfalls accessed by hiking 3.9 miles on the Lewis Creek Trail near Oakhurst, California. It makes a nice half-day trip from Fresno, or a quick diversion on the way to Yosemite . Alexa and I hiked this trail after work on June 30th, 2020.

Climbing Tollhouse Traverse – Tollhouse Rock

Climbing Tollhouse Traverse – Tollhouse Rock

Tollhouse Rock is a 600′ granite dome located about an hour northeast of Fresno, California. It hosts several multi and single pitch climbs including Tollhouse Traverse, 5.5 YDS, 4 Pitches. I climbed this with my wife Alexa on June 16th 2020.

A Day of Solitude on Goat Mountain – Kings Canyon National Park

A Day of Solitude on Goat Mountain – Kings Canyon National Park

Goat Mountain is a non-technical peak in Kings Canyon National Park. The most common access is via the Copper Creek Trail. It can be done overnight or in a big day. I opted to hike it in a big and tiring day June 10th, 2020.