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Recommend a peak/route in the Kern Basin area

Postby tallcan » Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:54 pm

Hi everybody! first time poster on this awesome forum. I'm a hiker/runner from the LA area and have been hiking/fishing the east sierras for most of my adult life. Nice to meet everyone and chat with some like-minded folks.

I will be camped in/around Kern Basin for about 4 days with a couple friends. I have Secor's book which is great. I'm looking for a few class 2/3 routes that i can do while I'm there. I can probably manage 10 miles at that elevation and be back for lunch pretty easily. So far Im thinking Milestone Mountain from Milestone creek. Tyndall's north rib sounded interesting too. I would love to find something with that good airy feeling without actually being exposed since I'll be alone and without any climbing experience. A dramatic Class 3 with no exposure but near enough to get the blood going would be awesome. Have any suggestions???

Side note: any runners on here??



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Re: Recommend a peak/route in the Kern Basin area

Postby KathyW » Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:20 pm

Tyndall's North Rib is a nice climb - more like steep Class 2 than Class 3. If you stick to the rib it's pretty solid. Take the rib up to the ridge. Once you hit the ridge, you will cross over the ridge but stay close to it and continue on to the summit close to and along the ridge.
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Re: Recommend a peak/route in the Kern Basin area

Postby maverick » Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:22 pm

Hi Tallcan,

Welcome to HST! As a runner this might interest you: https://pantilat.wordpress.com/2011/09/ ... ne-midway/
HST= Wilderness Adventurer who knows no bounds, except for their own imagination.

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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Re: Recommend a peak/route in the Kern Basin area

Postby thegib » Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:55 pm

I did Milestone from the east years ago and remember it as fun class 3. I particularly recall what I called "the yellow brick road." It was a six foot wide, flat ramp along the top of the crest heading to the summit. Did I imagine that or do others remember something similar?
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Re: Recommend a peak/route in the Kern Basin area

Postby Saltydog » Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:12 am

CalTech Peak from upper Kern/Lake South America. Probably my only CC in my upcinng JMT SoBo solo. Although I am doing it from the other side and finishing at LSA
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