Standing 14,019′ tall, Middle Palisade sits in the center of the highest continuous ridge along the Sierra Crest. With grueling terrain and deceiving metrics, this mountain climb was surprisingly more challenging than expected. Cross country navigation, high streams, a glacier crossing, and thousands of feet of exposed rock scrambling, at high altitude, made for a serious commitment.
Setting off for winter mountaineering means having the right tools and proper skills. The death toll is rising and helicopter rescues are becoming the norm in the San Gabriel Mountains this season. Follow our report as we ascend Mt. Baden-Powell. Named after the creator of the Boy Scouts and standing over 9,000' tall, this adventure required conviction.
Just 10 minutes away from the Las Vegas strip and just miles away from the smoke filled casinos sits Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. With a few thousand climbing routes and generally warm winter weather, it's our perfect destination. This trip to climb 540' of sandstone on the Solar Slab Gully!