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Climbing Goals

The list should give an indication of where my overall climbing interests are and how I plan to work my way up. I would love to develop some serious and committed long term climbing partnerships through and for some of these climbs. The colored climbs are ones that I am particularly eager to do. Major completed goals are still shown, but stricken.

Alpine Climbs
I'm really not interested in being guided up a peak, so I would attempt these peaks once I am able to climb them as part of a team.


Climbing Routes
Rock climbing routes. These might be very long climbs, but they're not really alpine or go to the summits of mountains.

Miscellaneous (Ultra-Endurance)
Usually not very technical, these routes are ones that are more a challenge of raw endurance and ultralight logistics.




Alaska
  • Denali (West Rib)
  • Foraker (Sultana Ridge - AK3)
  • Hunter (W Ridge - AK4, 5.8, WI3, Extensive Cornicing)
  • Huntington (W Face - VI, WI3, 70o, 5.9, A2)


Arizona
  • Mount Humphreys (cl. 2)
  • Grand Canyon (Rim-to-Rim - +40 mi, +10k')



California

  • (Extended List)
  • White Mountains Traverse (Boundary Pk to Campito - cl. 3, +40 mi (mostly above 12k'), +20,000 ft, route mostly above 12,000')
  • BadToWhit (Badwater, Death Valley, to Mt Whitney via cycling & hiking in one push - 140 mi, +23,000')
  • Petit Griffon (Regular Route - II, 5.7)(winter)
  • Mount Abbot (North Couloir Direct - II, 5.4, +50o)(winter)
  • Mt Williamson (Long Twisting Rib - III, 5.4)(winter)
                                      (NE Ridge - V, 5th)(winter)
  • Bear Creek Spire (E Ridge - IV, 5.8)
  • Lone Pine Peak (NE Ridge - IV, 5.7)
  • Banner Peak (NE Corner - III, 5.7)
                                   (NE Buttress - III, 5.6-5.7)
  • Center Peak (NW Arete/Ridge - II-III, 5.7)
  • Dragon Peak (NW Arete - II, 5.8)
  • Norman Clyde Peak (Eagle Face - II, 5.4)
                                                (Thunderbird Wall - III, 5.7+)

                                                (Twilight Pillar - III, 5.8+)
                 
                                                (Firebird Ridge - IV, 5.9)
  • Mount Winchell (NW Arete - IV, 5.8-5.9)
  • Merriam Peak (N Buttress - III, 5.10b)
  • Mount Dana (Third Pillar - III, 5.10b)
  • Keeler Needle (E Face (Harding Route) - V, 5.10c)
  • Mt Conness (SW Face (Harding Route) - V, 5.10b/c or 5.9 A2)
  • Incredible Hulk (Falling Dihedral - IV, 5.10a)
                                       (Red Dihedral (Ygdrasil) - IV, 5.10b/c)

  • Ruby Peak (various - V, 5.10a)


Rock Climbs
  • Serenity Crack - Sons of Yesterday Linkup (III, 5.10d)
  • Sentinel Rock (IV-V, 5.10b)
  • Half Dome (VI, 5.9, C2)

Traverses
  • Palisade Crest Traverse (via Gimley Pk S Ridge - IV 5.8)
  • Cathedral Traverse (Full) (IV, 5.8)
  • Comb Ridge Traverse (III-IV?, 5.6?)
  • Temple Crag to Sill Traverse (V, 5.8-5.10)


Ice Climbs
  • Lamarck (N Couloir - AI2)
  • Mount Darwin (N Couloir - AI2. cl. 4) 
  • Mt Humphreys (N Couloir - AI2/WI3, 45o, cl. 4)
  • Red Slate Peak (N Couloir - AI2, 40o, 1000', cl. 4)
  • Mt Shasta (Hotlum Glacier w/ Left Exit - AI2, glacier travel)
                              (Konwokiton Glacier - AI2, glacier travel)
  • Feather Peak (Feather Couloir - AI2/WI3, 60o, cl. 4-5)
  • North Peak (N Couloir-Center(#2) - III, AI2+)
                                (N Couloir-Left (#1) - III, AI3)
  • Thunderbolt Peak (NE Couloir - AI2/WI3, 50o, 5.6)
  • North Palisade (Clyde Couloir - III, WI3+, 75o, 5.8)
  • Mt Thompson (Asmrz Couloir - III, AI3, 5.5)
                                      (N (Moynier) Couloir - III, AI3, 5.5)
  • Split Moutain (NE Couloir - III, AI3, 70o)
  • Polemonium Peak (V-Notch - III, WI3+, cl. 4)
  • Mendel Peak (Right Mendel Couloir - AI2/WI3, 5.6)
                                    (Left Mendel Couloir (Ice Nine) - III, WI5+?)






Ski Descents
  • Mt Shasta (Avalanche Gulch - +/-7000', 40o)
  •                    (West Face - +/-7000', +40o)
  •                    (Hotlum Glacier - +/-7000', +45o)
  • Mt Tom (Elderberry Canyon - +/-6000', cl.2, 45o)


Backcountry Winter Expeditions
  • Sierra High Route (Ski Mountaineering)
  •                                  (Transect: Shephard Pass-Milestone Mtn-Wolverton)

 


              

  • Long Twisting Route 
    (Junction Pk - S Ridge, cl. 4 - NW Ridge, cl. 3)

                  (Caltech Pk - cl. 2)

                  (Mt Ericcson - S Ridge, cl. 3)

                  (Mt Stanford - South Ridge, cl. 3)
  • Collegiate Quad (Ski Mountaineering) 
                 (University Pk - N Face, cl. 3 - W Slopes, Ski Descent)

                  (East Vidette - E Ridge, cl. 3 - S Slopes, Ski Descent)

                  (Mt Stanford - N Ridge, cl. 3)

                  (Deerhorn Mtn - E Ridge, cl. 4 - NE Buttress, cl. 3)
               

  • Kaweahs Winter Expedition (Ski Mountaineering) 
   (Black Kaweah via W Ridge or SW Slope - cl. 4)

                  (Triple Divide Peak - cl. 3)

                  (Mount Kaweah - cl. 1)

                  (Red Kaweah - cl. 3)

                  (Grey Kaweah - cl. 3)

                  (Whaleback - cl. 4?)



Colorado
  • Maroon Bells  (cl. 4)
  • Crestone Needle  (Ellingwood Arete - III, 5.7)
  • Crestone Peak  (Crestone Traverse - cl. 4)
  • Petit Grepon  (S Face - III, 5.8)
  • Sharkstooth (NE Face - II-III, 5.6)
  • Hallett Peak  (Northcutt-Carter - III, 5.8)
  • Wilson-Diente Traverse  (cl. 4)(winter)
  • Longs Peak  (The Diamond - Casual Route - IV, 5.10a)

Hawaii
  • Mauna Kea (From the sea - 40 mi, +13000', cl. 2)

Idaho



Montana
  • Granite Peak (cl. 4)


Nevada
  • Wheeler Peak (cl. 2)



New Mexico
  • Wheeler Peak (cl. 2)
  • Ship Rock (only with proper permission) (III, 5.7, A2 or 5.9)



Oregon
  • Mount McLoughlin (~)
  • Mount Theilson (~)
  • Mount Bachelor (~)
  • Broken Top (~)
  • South Sister (~)
  • Middle Sister (~)
  • Mount Belknap (~)
  • Mount Washington (~)
  • Three Fingered Jack (~)
  • Mount Jefferson (~)
  • Mount Hood (Leuthold Couloir or Sandy Glacier Headwall)

Texas 
  • Guadalupe Peak (cl. 2)



Utah
  • (Extended List)
  • The Thumb (IV, 5.8)
  • Lone Peak (Lowe Route - III, 5.8)
  • Fisher Towers (The Titan - IV, 5.8, A3)
  • Indian Creek Climbing (Various)
  • Monte Cristo (S Face - III, 5.8)(winter)
  • Timpanogos Massif Traverse (V, cl. 3+, 50o, extensive cornicing)(winter)
  • Cottonwood Ridge (V, cl. 4, 50o,extensive cornicing)(winter)
  • Pfiefferhorn (N Ridge - III, 5.6)(winter)
  • South Thunder Mountain (Lightning Ridge - II, 5.4)(winter)
  • Monte Cristo (S Face - III, 5.8)(winter)
                                        (NW Face - III, 5.8-5.9?)(FA Opportunity)
  • North Peak (Timpanogos) (E Buttress - III-IV, 5.8?, 60-70o)(Winter)(FA Opportunity)
  • WURL (Wasatch Ultimate Ridge Linkup)(cl. 4, 30 mi, +23000', 24 summits)



Washington
  • Mount St Helens (~)
  • Mount Adams (~)
  • Mount Baker (North Ridge - III, AI3, 60o-70o ice)
  • Mount Shuksan (Price Glacier - III, AI3, cl.4-5)
  • Mount Stuart (N Ridge - IV, 5.9)
  • Mount Daniel (~)
  • Glacier Peak (~)
  • Forbidden Peak (W Ridge - III, 5.4-5.6)
  • Liberty Bell (Liberty Crack - V, 5.9, C2)
  • Pickets Range (various)


Wyoming
  • Shark's Tooth (~ - III, 5.6)
  • Middle Teton (NE Couloir - III, WI3, 5.4)
  • Grand Teton 
    (E Ridge - IV, 5.7)
                                  (N Face - IV, 5.6-5.8)
  • Mt Moran (Direct S Buttress to Summit - V+, 5.8, A1)


Canada
  • Mount Assiniboine (~)
  • Mount Robson (Kain Face)
  • Temple Mountain (E Ridge - IV, 5.7)
  • Mount Alberta (Japanese Route - IV-V, 5.6)
  • Mt Sir Donald (NW Ridge - III, 5.4)
  • Bugaboo Spire (NE Ridge - III, 5.7)
  • South Howser Tower (W Buttress - V, 5.10a)
  • Mt Garabaldi (~)
  • Slesse Mountain (NE Buttress - V, 5.9, A2)
  • The Devils Thumb (E Ridge - IV, 5.6)
  • Cirque of the Unclimbables (Lotus Flower Tower - V, 5.10d)
  • Mount St. Elias (Abruzzi Ridge)
  • Logan Massif (~)
  • Mt Waddington (Ideally via kayak from the sea)



Mexico
  • Nevado de Colima (~)
  • Nevado de Toluca (~)
  • Matlalcueital (~)
  • Iztaccihuatl (~)


Europe
  • Matterhorn (~)
  • Mont Blanc (~)
  • Mt Elbrus (~)
  • Caucasus Peaks (various)


South America
  • Aconcagua (~)
  • Alpamayo (Ferrari Route)



Africa
  • Mt Kilimanjaro (~)
  • Mt Kenya (~)



Asia
  • Mt Damavand (~)
  • Kan Tengri (~)
  • Ama Dablam (~)
  • 8,000m Peak (Broad Peak? Gasherbrum II?)