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Trip Report: The Juggernaut & Peeler Pillar

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Whosoever touches this gem shall possess the power of the Crimson Bands of Cyttorak! Henceforth, you who read these words, shall become forevermore a human juggernaut! With respect to alpine rock climbing, the Sierra Nevada gets more and more amazing every year. Perhaps nowhere more so than the Sawtooth Range. In 1970, a grade V 5.8 A3 route was completed on a prominent pinnacle on the northeast ridge of Eocene Peak. With its unusual scale and attitude, the wall came …

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Alpine Conditions Report – Incredible Hulk – July 2, 2014

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Howdy alpine rock climbers. This edition of the Alpine Conditions report is focused on the Sawtooth Range and specifically the vicinity of the Incredible Hulk. We just spent a few days there in Little Slide Canyon and would like to share with you our findings. Read our recent trip report from the Red Dihedral for a nice photo gallery that will further inform and titillate you. (Love that word titillate, and glad for the opportunity to use it with you …

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The Incredible Hulk, Red Dihedral – June 29 to July 1, 2014

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  Incredible! Colin Murphy and I sent the Red Dihedral route on the Hulk this week. What a phenomenal trip it was – perfect weather, long days, warm granite, and good company. Colin said it was his hardest and best alpine climb to date, and what an honor to have been there to share it with him. Enjoy the photos and hopefully Colin will share his video footage at some point too. ~ Howie July 3, 2014: the video from …