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Itai Axelrad

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)