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peaks out of George Creek (trip report)

Postby Eric1234 » Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:22 pm

This was a very fun and eventful climb of Mt. Carl Heller, Barnard East, Mt. Barnard, and Trojan Peak out of George Creek. Mt. Carl Heller's East Ridge is a true Sierra classic!
http://peaksforfreaks.blogspot.com/2013 ... rnard.html



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Re: peaks out of George Creek (trip report)

Postby calipidder » Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:00 pm

Fantastic! Thanks for the report. I'm heading out on Saturday to play in that area for a week. While the primary targets are Tyndall and Willy, we'll also be spending a few days in Wright Lakes Basin for a combo of fishing and other peaks. I'll probably do the Barnard/Trojan duo one of those days. Thanks for whetting my appetite even more - this work week can't go by fast enough!
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Re: peaks out of George Creek (trip report)

Postby giantbrookie » Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:42 pm

Spectacular report. I would agree with you that you really did a classic route on Heller's E. Ridge. That is the crown jewel of your trip and the photos and account really get the mountaineering juices flowing while reading about it. What a terrific overall route and trip.
Since my fishing (etc.) website is still down, you can be distracted by geology stuff at: http://www.fresnostate.edu/csm/ees/facu ... ayshi.html
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Re: peaks out of George Creek (trip report)

Postby artrock23 » Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:50 pm

Great TR! Thanks for posting it. In particular, I really enjoyed the detailed description and pics of your Mt. Carl Heller route.
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Re: peaks out of George Creek (trip report)

Postby Wandering Daisy » Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:48 pm

It is good that the permits now allow getting into Mt Carl Heller later in the year. Back when permits were cut off in May, we tried it, but those low angle rock slabs were covered with a think layer of icy snow, precluding doing the climb. It is beautiful up there! We did get Williamson though. It is a long story, but due to an accident on that trip (another climbing party member) I ended up going up and down George Creek three times. I got the route through the lower brush figured out pretty good. Crossing the creek many times eliminates a lot of the bushwhacking. You guys are night owls! I cannot imagine all that descending at night.
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Re: peaks out of George Creek (trip report)

Postby Wandering Daisy » Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:49 pm

Typo! I meant to say thin layer of snow. Sort of like ice frosting plastered on slabs. Really freaky.
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Re: peaks out of George Creek (trip report)

Postby longri » Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:12 pm

Wandering Daisy wrote:It is good that the permits now allow getting into Mt Carl Heller later in the year.

Prior to the sheep restriction being lifted it was reasonable to approach via Whitney Portal, provided you could jump through the permit hoop.
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Re: peaks out of George Creek (trip report)

Postby sparky » Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:02 pm

bump, awesome trip report!
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Re: peaks out of George Creek (trip report)

Postby Mradford » Sun Apr 26, 2015 11:13 pm

I know it's old, but such a great trip report! Thanks for posting.
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