Forever Climbing the Range of Light...
Sierra Peaks Section is an Outings Section
of the Angeles Chapter
of the Sierra Club that
and stimulates interest
in climbing and hiking up peaks in the Sierra
The Section offers a varied
schedule of activities
during the climbing season
ranging from introductory trips
for beginning climbers and graduates of the Wilderness Travel Course
skills in rock and snow
sponsors many Outings
or co-sponsored Outings during
Sierra Nevada climbing season.
You are encouraged to participate
in one or more of the outings,
enjoy the mountains, make
new friends and to climb with
Annual SPS Banquet, 2013
The annual SPS Banquet was held on Sunday, January 27th, 2013 at the Proud Bird Restaurant in Los Angeles. Our honored speaker Tina Bowman 2012 winner of the prestigous Francis Farquar Award, described her peakbagger history, and shared memorable climbs and stories. It was a highly successful banquet this year, attended by over 80 guests.
The Management Committee was pleased to announce that the new Explorer Emblem (established in January, 2012) has been awarded to eleven SPS members - Barbara Lilley, Ron Bartell, Terry Flood, Fred Johnson, Doug Mantle, Jerry Keating, Franklin Myers, Sue Henney, Vic Henney, Daryn Dodge and Gordon MacLeod. *See Emblems page for more information.
Photos below of the banquet - Left: Mary McMannes, Tina Bowman (presenter) and Sue Henney; Right: Vic Henney, Ron Bartell and Sue Henney.
Congratulations to our new SPS List Finishers! Quadruple List Finish on San Joaquin Mtn, Saturday October 1st, 2011
Louise Wholey, Chris Libby, John Hooper and Greg Gerlach completed the SPS list in trhe summer of 2011. We had a celebratory list finish dayhike climb for all 4 list finishers on San Joaquin Mtn on Oct 1. Following the climb we had a grand potluck party at John's place nearby. Photo (by Kathy Rich) on the summit: rear: Daryn Dodge, Doug Mantle, John Hooper, Louise Wholey, Chris Libby; front: Bob Suzuki, Ron Hudson, Greg Gerlach -- all SPS list finishers.
Pilot Knob (south) has been suspended from the SPS list because of access and private property issues. This has been reflected in the SPS list available on this web site.
To all Leaders: Send your trips to Barbee & Larry Tidball (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Leaders, you can plan and submit your trips for web publication anytime, although please allow time for reviews and publication. Thanks for planning a busy and fabulous summer, climbing in the Sierra.
Spring and early summer are some of the best climbing in the Sierra - no rubble heaps and the chance of fun downhill glissades.
Early Summer trips may be difficult to plan - with weather and snow conditions being unknown this far in advance. Please feel free to schedule a trip and the hope it will work out - we'll be happy to work with you if dates and even location needs to be changed when you know more.
And for those leaders who don't want to plan far in advance - don't worry; we are happy to process trips for web publication at any time. Approval can be very quick. However, please remember that web publication still requires that we submit mountaineering applications (for restricted trips) and have safety committee review.
Photo: Red and White Mountain, in the High Sierra south of Mammoth Lakes, California. Climbing routes for this and the Sierra peaks are found in "The High Sierra: Peaks, Passes and Trails",
3rd Edition by SPS member R. J. Secor. Photo by Ron Hudson, SPS Webmaster.