HIGH SIERRA SUMMITS

Climbing Overivew:

Patagonia Overivew:
North Tower
Central Tower
South Tower

Cragging Tours:
South America
Australia
California
Southwest
Europe
Northwest

Sierra Summits:
Mt Dana
Matterhorn Peak
The Incredble Hulk

Ice Climbing

The Incredible Hulk(11,120') - This sheer crag, over 1000 feet high in the center of the face, has a slew of ultraclassic climbs up splitter crack systems. All the routes are at least 5.10, making this for experienced crack climbers only. Just a few miles from Twin Lakes, the basecamp is easily reached via a lush trail through a meadow and a mild(1000') hump up to gemlike Maltby Lake.

Red Dihedral(III 5.10) - On the right edge of the cliff, this line climbs into a steep and continously difficult dihedral which forms the crux of the route.

Positive Vibrations(V 5.10 A2 or 5.11) - This timeless classic, first freed in the mid 1980's, tackles the center of the huge west face of the Hulk. Every pitch seems to have some "business" on it. A short section of 5.11 can be aided to make the climb 5.10.

Polish Route(III 5.10) - This climb tours the left side of the wall, and has the advantage of a shorter descent route. A long fist crack punctuates the middle section of the climb, creating the crux of this climb.

Rates: $300/day minimum for one person, $450/day for two, $600/day for three, and $750/day for a group of four people. Includes all trail food, camping, and permit fees. Does not include transport, lodging, or food in restaurants.