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Forever Climbing the Range of Light...

The Sierra Peaks Section is an Outings Section of the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club that explores, enjoys, preserves, and stimulates interest in climbing and hiking up peaks in the Sierra Nevada. 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 to multi-day backpacks that may require extensive mountaineering skills in rock and snow climbing. The Section sponsors many Outings or co-sponsored Outings during the spring and summer 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 old friends.

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60th Anniversary SPS Banquet

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

Almansor Court, Alhambra 91810; 5:30 Social Hour, 7:00 Dinner

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Join us at the annual SPS Banquet and celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the founding of the SPS. Enjoy a fine meal and an evening of meeting
and greetin people who have been hearing the good tidings of the Sierra Nevada that John Muir spoke of so many years ago and are still inspiring us today. Long-time SPS member and mountaineer extraordinaire Doug Mantle will host an evening of stories and images, ensuring a convivial and entertaining gathering. Do come to this special event!

Call for photos––digital, print, or slide––for a slide show at the banquet! Please send your
submissions to Bob Cates at bob.cates@att.net or 140 Healy Tr, Chatsworth, CA 91311-7026; prints and slides will
be scanned and returned (include a sase). Also, please include names, dates, and locations if possible. Your
submissions will be great additions to the banquet.



Congratulations to our 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. 


Note!   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 Gary Schenk: gary@hbfun.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. 

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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.

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