Mount Sneffels (14,150′) via Blaine Basin (Class-3 Scramble)

Mount Sneffels is a 14,150-foot (4,313-meter) mountain located in the San Juan Range of southwest Colorado. After Uncompahgre Peak, it is the second-highest point in the entire San Juan highlands. It is instantly distinguishable from all sides as a massive pyramid composed of fearsomely jagged volcanic rock. It is often … Continue reading…

Mount Hood (11,250′) via South Side Hogsback (Alpine Grade: AD-)

Mount Hood is a 11,250-foot (3,429-meter) active stratovolcano located in the Cascade Range of the northwestern United States. It is the highest point in the state of Oregon, located some 50 miles southeast of the city of Portland. It boasts a prominence of 7,700 vertical feet above the surrounding forested … Continue reading…

Pipeline Wall via Skylight Arête (3-pitch 5.8 Sport Climb)

Skylight Arête is a 3-pitch sport climb located in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado. It is one of the most popular routes on the Pipeline Wall, a section of towering conglomerate cliffs at the head of the glacial valley containing the resort town of Telluride. This wall is … Continue reading…

Mount Morrison (12,268′) via Northwest Ridge (Class-4 Scramble)

Mount Morrison is a 12,268-foot (3,739-meter) mountain located in the Sierra Nevada of California. It is a visually-arresting blade of resistant metamorphic rock with a several-thousand-foot wall that rises dramatically from the highway-395 on its north side. This impressive face has earned Mount Morrison the title The Eiger of the … Continue reading…

Mount Smuts (2,938-m) via South Ridge (Class-5 Scramble)

Mount Smuts is a 2,938-meter (9,639-foot) peak located in the Spray Range of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. It is a dramatic shark-tooth peak composed of near-vertical strata of the Palliser limestone formation. Situated directly on the Continental Divide (also the border of Alberta and British Columbia), Mount Smuts serves as a triple boundary point shared by … Continue reading…

Mount Lyell (13,114′) via Lyell Glacier (Class-4 Mixed Scramble)

Mount Lyell is 13,114-foot (3,997-meter) mountain located in the Sierra Nevada of California. Forming the southeastern edge of the Clark Range, it is the highest point in all of Yosemite National Park. It serves as a triple divide for the drainages of the Tuolumne River, the Merced River, and Rush Creek. The … Continue reading…

Fin Dome (11,693′) via West Face (Class-4 Scramble)

Fin Dome is a 11,693-foot (3,564-meter) peak located in the Sierra Nevada of California. It stands on the minor ridge separating Sixty Lakes Basin from Rae Lakes Basin, and is quite prominent when viewed from either basin. The easiest way to reach the summit is by the intimidating west face, which … Continue reading…

Mount Langley (14,042′) via Old Army Pass (Class-2 Mixed Scramble)

Mount Langley is a 14,042-foot mountain located in the Sierra Nevada of California. It is the southernmost of the state’s fourteeners, the last granite battlement before the lower arid foothills that descend gradually to the Mojave Desert. It is comparable in both height and form to Mount Whitney (highest point in the continental … Continue reading…

Mount McAdie (13,799′) via West Face (Class-3 Scramble)

Mount McAdie is a 13,799-foot mountain located in Sequoia National Park in the Sierra Nevada of California. Standing about midway between Mount Whitney and Mount Langley, it boasts an outstanding view from its jagged double-peaked crown. The North Peak is the true high point of the mountain, while the Middle Peak rises … Continue reading…

Volcán Citlaltépetl (5,636-m) via Glaciar Jamapa (Alpine Grade: PD)

  Volcán Citlaltépetl is a 5,636-meter (18,484-foot) active stratovolcano in eastern México, on the border between the states of Puebla and Veracruz.  Also known as Pico de Orizaba, it is part of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt. It is the highest mountain in México and the third highest in North America … Continue reading…