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 Peak(s):  Mt. Sill - 14,168 feet
 Post Date:  11/01/2011 Modified: 11/02/2011
 Date Climbed:   08/20/2011
 Posted By:  nmontelli

 First California 14er   

Date Climbed: 8/18/2011 to 8/20/2011
Peak: Mount Sill (14165')
Route: Swiss Arete- moderate snow, 5.8 technical rock
Gear: 1-8.5mm 50m rope, 1-8.2mm 60m rope, alpine rack, harness, helmet, ice axe, crampons

Scott, Hank, and I left Orange County Thursday evening after Scott got back from work. We drove the 5 hours to Lone Pine to get a permit at the ranger station. Of course they were fresh out of permits so we put one on a napkin. Later we found out this was probably not a good idea. We drove from Lone Pine to the trailhead just outside of Big Pine. We arrived at the trailhead parking (7800') lot at 1 am and set up our sleeping bags in the parking spot next to ours. We were lucky that there was a left over spot for us to sleep in.
We slept until about 6:30 am. I didn't sleep great and heard a few groups leave the trailhead early. I assumed they were sleeping in their cars. After we woke and got ready we set off up the trail with our destination being the base of the Palisade Glacier at around 12200'.

Full Report Here:
First California 14er


  • Comments or Questions

Link not working     2011-11-02 06:16:10
Cant get the link to work


I got it to work     2011-11-02 13:11:02
Nice report, nice climb!


needed url tags     2011-11-02 14:10:44

Looks like a well rounded trip. Good photos!


URL Help     2011-11-02 14:22:58
I cant figure out why the URL wont activate


URL help ;)     2011-11-02 14:34:23
( url ) your link ( /url )

or fancy

( url=http... ) Link text ( /url )

The brackets should be square not () - try clicking on the URL in the text box with bold, italics, image etc


URL help     2011-11-02 15:02:28
Awesome thanks


It works now - and is awesome     2011-11-03 06:24:32
Great Report and photos

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