Single Push of NE Ridge of Lone Pine Peak in Winter
“I believe. I believe. I believe.” Staring at the ceiling of my car, parked at the foot of Lone Pine Peak. 2:45 a.m. on a February morning, trying to psyche myself through the doubts that kept creeping through my head. “It is within me. Believe.”
Returning from an ascent of Bear Creek Spire this weekend, Konstantin and I got into the topic of Winter climbing. This conversation, transcribed essentially verbatim, contains pretty diverse perspectives on why we go to the Sierra in Winter.
Can't Touch It! Winter Ascent of Thunderbolt to Sill Traverse
Many cruxes were identified as we made our way up the drainage heading towards the Palisade Glacier. The perfect combination of conditions, psych, and weather had to come together before the mountains would permit our passage.