Climbing California's Mountains: Hikes, Scrambles, and Climbs to the Summits

Overview

California is home to some of the nation's most scenic and majestic mountains, a diverse and varied playground for those who want to experience the breadth of basic mountain climbing. Volcanic peaks, rocky slopes, sheer cliffs, granite cornices, easy scrambles, challenging ascents, open meadows, and incredible views are just some of the highlights awaiting nontechnical climbers in the Golden State.
From easy romps up San Jacinto Peak and multiday trips to Banner Peak to rocky ...

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Overview

California is home to some of the nation's most scenic and majestic mountains, a diverse and varied playground for those who want to experience the breadth of basic mountain climbing. Volcanic peaks, rocky slopes, sheer cliffs, granite cornices, easy scrambles, challenging ascents, open meadows, and incredible views are just some of the highlights awaiting nontechnical climbers in the Golden State.
From easy romps up San Jacinto Peak and multiday trips to Banner Peak to rocky climbs up Mount Williamson and more advanced mountaineering at Cathedral Peak, Climbing California's Mountains provides the information needed to ascend sixty-nine of the state's most outstanding summits.
Inside you'll find: an introduction to each peak - geology, history, scenic highlights, and more; summit details, including information about elevation, route ratings, and trip distance; detailed approach maps; permit information, the best climbing season, and details on other mountains in the area.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762722105
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/6/2003
  • Series: Climbing Mountains Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,368,739
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.05 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

Jay Anderson has been rock climbing and mountaineering for more than thirty years. He lived for twenty in California and currently resides in Vail, Colorado.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii
Acknowledgments viii
Introduction 1
Picking the Peaks 1
Rewards of the Climb 3
Guides and Climbing Clubs 5
Safety in the Mountains 5
Essential Equipment 7
Permits 8
How to Use This Guide 9
Map Legend 10
Northern California 11
1. Mount Shasta 11
2. Castle Dome 14
3. Mount Lassen 16
4. Eureka Peak 18
5. Sierra Buttes 21
Lake Tahoe Area 24
6. Castle Peak 24
7. Pacific Crest Trail Traverse 26
8. Mount Tallac 29
9. Mount Rose 32
10. Freel Peak 34
11. Jobs Peak 37
12. Jobs Sister 40
Yosemite National Park 41
13. Matterhorn Peak 41
14. Mount Conness 43
15. Mount Dana 46
16. Amelia Earhart Peak 48
17. Mount Lyell 50
18. Mount Maclure 52
19. Cathedral Peak 54
20. Clouds Rest 56
21. Half Dome 60
High Sierra 64
22. Mammoth Mountain 64
23. Mount Ritter 66
24. Banner Peak 68
25. Mount Morrison 70
26. Mount Starr 72
27. Mount Morgan 74
28. Mount Mills 77
29. Mount Abbot 77
30. Mount Dade 80
31. Mount Tom 82
32. Basin Mountain 84
33. Mount Emerson 86
34. Mount Lamarck 88
35. Mount Darwin 90
36. Hurd Peak 92
37. Mount Gayley 94
38. Split Mountain 96
39. Mount Prater 98
40. Birch Mountain 98
41. Mount Tinemaha 101
Mount Whitney Area 104
42. Kearsage Peak 104
43. Mount Williamson 107
44. Mount Tyndall 109
45. Mount Whitney 111
46. Mount Muir 115
47. Mount Russell 115
48. Lone Pine Peak 118
49. Mount LeConte 120
50. Mount Mallory 122
51. Mount Irvine 124
52. Mount Langley 126
53. Cirque Peak 128
54. Olancha Peak 130
West of the Sierra Crest 133
55. Fresno Dome 133
56. Sawtooth Peak 135
57. Needham Mountain 137
58. Mineral Peak 140
White Mountains and Death Valley 141
59. White Mountain Peak 141
60. Waucoba Mountain 143
61. Squaw Peak 147
62. Wildrose Peak 147
63. Telescope Peak 151
Southern California 153
64. Mount Baden-Powell 153
65. Mount San Antonio 155
66. San Jacinto Peak 158
67. San Gorgonio Mountain 160
68. Clark Mountain 162
San Francisco Area 164
69. Mount Diablo 164
Peaks at a Glance 167
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