Evolution Traverse, July 2012

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“When will I stop doing the hardest thing I have ever done?”  Jon A., July 2012, high in the Evolution Peaks. The Evolution Traverse (VI 5.9) as seen from its final peak. That is a great question for any of us!  What ever possesses us to do these things?  Needless to say, Jon does not shirk from challenge.  We have already expounded on his prodigious apetite for facing big endeavors with a hard-core work ethic and tough-to-the-soul grit.  Jon’s self-awareness, the detachment …

"Evolution Half-traverse" with Glen Plake

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The Evolution Ridge near sunset The Evolution Traverse is an impressive length of continuous ridge on the Sierra Crest not far from Bishop, CA. It features an aesthetic wilderness setting, spectacular climbing on the very crest of the ridge, and reasonably solid alpine granite for much of the way. Peter Croft called it “…the best traverse I have done.” in his Sierra rock climbing guidebook. He first ran the complete ridge in 1999 by himself.  Since then there have been …