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Black Kaweah q

Post by thegib » Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:29 pm

Hey all,

Has anyone climbed Black Kaweah from Pyra-Queen col? Or could someone direct me to an account of that? I remember reading the BK register years ago and Elizabeth Wenk causally mentioned she downclimbed it on the way to Red, but I'd like a little more detail to dissuade me from trying.
Thanks for any help!








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Post by thegib » Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:46 pm

I looked at RougePhotonic/Chris Ryerson's beautiful photos and there's a notch on the ridge that'll probably block me, and I note that Carl Heller/Bob Rockwell, who've done it before, are way better climbers than me... But if someone's got good beta I'm interested.

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Post by Silky Smooth » Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:58 pm

You should talk to Joe from Mtn Rambler Brewery he did a big trip up there last summer peak bagging along the Kaweah's with a Wht Mtn research buddy of ours. But roguephotonic has the best pics! there is also a few trips from the backside of the kaweah basin, poke around.

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Post by maverick » Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:59 pm

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I don't give out specific route information, my belief is that it takes away from the whole adventure spirit of a trip, if you need every inch planned out, you'll have to get that from someone else.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, a HST member: http://reconn.org

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Post by thegib » Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:14 am

Thanks Maverick,

It's been years since I was over P-Q Col and I must have blocked the view out of my mind. SeanO's description above is valuable, I shoulda checked there.

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Post by maverick » Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:42 pm

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Professional Sierra Landscape Photographer

I don't give out specific route information, my belief is that it takes away from the whole adventure spirit of a trip, if you need every inch planned out, you'll have to get that from someone else.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, a HST member: http://reconn.org

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