Harney Peak Black Hills South Dakota

The “Great American Roadtrip” to the Black Hills, South Dakota.  Visited Custers Battlefield and Devil’s Tower on way down.  Billing, Montana is also an interesting place with reasonable shopping and food. Black Hills are centered around an igneous uplift and are higher than anything  else east of the rockies. Hard rock with large quartz and gold seams – […]

Ha Ling NE Buttress 5.6

Trad 5.6 rock climb with guide Mark Klassen and Kevin.  Not many good pics as we were concentrating on the climb and I creased the mechanical lens cover on my best small camera last week so had my old small camera.  A good climb with good positions on the rock . Lots of variety of […]

Mount Stanley North Face July 15/10 Kootenay Park, Canada

Roy, Kevin and I along with guide Mark Klassen and assistant Kris Irwin did the North Face (Kahl route – alpine Grade III) on Thursday.  Solid day as we left the bivy at 2:30AM and were on top by 8 AM.  Good conditions as schrund was easy and only two pitches of easy ice just above the schrund. […]

Heart Loop July 11/2010 – Heart Extension – Twin Towers

Heart loop was a good training run after being rained out on Sat. Hard to believe Kev has done the first part of Heart 15+ times and had never done the loop. I am impressed at how good the trail is now on the last leg of the loop although the last time I did […]

Copper Mountain Banff Scramble July 1/10

Note Now best idea is to just bike to across from the big Avalanche path and cross stream there.   Copper Mtn and the Curious Goat – Copper is probably the least visited of the Banff Kane peaks and there is minimal trail and no cairns until the top.  It has a reputation as a […]