Patterson Bluff Overview

Patterson Bluff Overview
Dave Nettle Topo

Patterson Bluff Topo

Patterson Bluff Topo

Patterson Bluff

Patterson Bluff
Seen from the Delilah Fire Lookout

Early Patterson Bluff Beta

Early Patterson Bluff Beta

1st Pitch..5.7. of 'White Punks on Dope'

1st Pitch..5.7. of 'White Punks on Dope'
Voodoo Dome..Needles..Kern Canyon

Angel Wings from the Top of Hamilton Dome

Angel Wings from the Top of Hamilton Dome
Photo by Sean Allen

Monday, November 18, 2013

a few pics from Danland....11-15-13

 Got up on the trail later in the morning. We were waiting for it to get a little warmer as a weak storm front was passing bringing temps down and adding some wind. Nice hike up the trail with the sweet smells of earth, bay leave and oak. Got up to the rock wall and started up right there. We did the 3 pitches of the 'Silly Pinnacle'. First pitch is aid with a mixed bolt ladder and some climbing up higher. Second pitch is a 5.8 free climbing  corner, short but sweet. Last pitch is aid, a knarly looking overhanging roof crack up to a headwall bolt ladder to the top and the airy summit with the grand views! From here we do a quick 20' rap off the backside and scrambled down into a loose gully, down and back to the trail. We made it a quick trail run descent with the light going away fast and it was almost dark when we got to the car. Great Friday out!!




Tuesday, November 5, 2013

From your Host....

Thanks for checking in! I'm doing this blog because the guide is out of print and information from the old days is slowly fading. I have lots of old topos and pictures. Most from the day, which was 80's on. I was really lucky to be learning photography and climbing at the same time with some of the Boldest and Hard Core Trad Climbers that local history has ever seen! The routes that were put up have stood the test of time. This is a work in progress and I intend to add to it each week. There will be some recent stuff too from areas your interested in. DANGER....alot of the routes I'm showing here still have the old 1/4' steel bolts which are Death Clips by now! Beware of this. Climbing is Dangerous!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Climbing around Lake Kaweah

There's several places around Lake Kaweah that offer climbing with stuff that's been done and lots more opportunities.
The Boulder Beach.
.Slick Rock Rec. Area


Another Great day on the Lake Wall
 
 Toproping on the other side of the lake.


 

Friday, November 1, 2013

The Fin....Castle Rocks....SNP




Pic by Daniel Jeffcoach


Climbers on 'Silver Lining'
Pic by Daniel Jeffcoach