Great weather in the Gorge

Our friend Mike and his family couldn’t have picked a better weekend for some climbing in Owen’s River Gorge outside Bishop, California. Unusually warm sunny days provided perfect conditions. Piñons campsite Canyon view from elblow room Canyon moonrise Lower gorge entrance River crossing Hiking out Our routes: Phoenix 5.7, Iceberg 5.9, PD Time 5.7, Pet…

We sneak in two more rock days at Alabama Hills

Ann and I are not the only optimists to converge on the low elevation Alabama Hills on the promise of temperatures warm enough for climbing. Those of us who follow the sun are rewarded with slightly chilly to very pleasant conditions. It’s been almost ten years since our last trip here, and this holiday weekend…