Baggin' Peaks

When it's too hot to boulder, we boulder anyway, but sometimes we retreat into the high Sierra instead.

Here are some uncharacteristic pictures of scenery, hiking, traditional climbing, and even some alpine adventures from the summer.

A Sierra Nevada sunset

Taking in the view on pitch two of The Trough on Tahquitz Rock.

Alpine start for Lone Pine Peak (upper left)

Summit of Crystal Crag via Crystal Corridor

The downclimb to Crystal Crag

Gem Lake on the approach trail to Bear Creek Spire

The final push towards the Bear Creek Spire summit via The Northeast Ridge

Views down the valley from the Spire

The beautiful but mosquito infested (not pictured) hike out

The massif (with Bear Creek Spire farthest back and left)