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Class 3 peaks
#50077 06/11/17 02:27 PM
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Can someone recommend a summit with a long class 3 section accessible within a 3-hr Drive of Los Angeles? Thanks very much

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BFR #50080 06/11/17 09:48 PM
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My favorite long class 3 climb is Middle Palisade. Only the approach is really long. I think most people backpack in and then climb the peak and hike out next day. But I've seen reports of people doing it in a day -- they're animals!

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BFR #50081 06/11/17 09:58 PM
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Not a long section, but Strawberry Peak is very close to LA.

https://modernhiker.com/hike/hiking-strawberry-peak

No shade and no water, so if it's warm weather, take a good 3-4 liters.

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BFR #50093 06/12/17 04:04 PM
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Spanish Needle in the Southern Sierra.
http://www.summitpost.org/spanish-needle/153267

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goldscott #50174 06/16/17 02:08 PM
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Ooh, I like the look of this. You been there Gold Scott?


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Snacking Bear #50184 06/17/17 11:06 AM
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I did Spanish Needle, Rockhouse Peak, and Owens Peak last Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. It doesn’t take much bushwhacking or side-hilling on loose crap in hot weather to make me wish I were further north where the peaks are higher and more enjoyable. Rockhouse was the best of the three. I was only there to finish the “Southern Sierra” peaks in the Sierra Club SPS list.

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bobpickering #50192 06/19/17 04:56 AM
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Originally Posted By: bobpickering
I did Spanish Needle, Rockhouse Peak, and Owens Peak last Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. It doesn’t take much bushwhacking or side-hilling on loose crap in hot weather to make me wish I were further north where the peaks are higher and more enjoyable. Rockhouse was the best of the three. I was only there to finish the “Southern Sierra” peaks in the Sierra Club SPS list.


I lived in Inyokern (directly across from Owens) for 7 years, and would never dream of doing those peaks in June - too damn hot. Lots of fun from November thru March, though.


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