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Pinecrest Rock Climbing Weekend: Sept. 10-11

Posted on: August 24th, 2011 by Sierra Nevada Section

A yearly event for AAC members and their guests, the Pinecrest Climb-In takes place on the Gianelli Edges – granite crags 3,000 feet above Pinecrest Lake, California. Pinecrest itself is 30 miles east of Sonora. As in past years, we will arrange campsites for the group at Pinecrest Campground.

The climbing on Saturday is followed by an open house at the Robbins’s cabin (see directions) for refreshments, meeting old friends and making new ones. Liz, Royal and Tom Frost will be there to greet you.



Camping: $20 per person if AAC member/$25 per person if not AAC member. This covers two night’s camping plus party. We will reserve and pay for the campsites.

If not camping: $10 per person if AAC member/$15 per person if not AAC member, to help pay for BBQ.
NOTE – Any money received in excess of our cost will be donated to the Sierra Nevada Section to be added to a fund for Search and Rescue teams. So, thank you for coming to the Climb-In and thank you for helping heroic SAR teams.

To reserve your attendance and to properly plan for the amount of camping spots, food and beverage needed, we require advance payment for the event. 
Payment, RSVP and release information is here.

We climb at the Edges most of Saturday and later meet at the Robbins’ cabin for BBQ and socializing from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. On Sunday most of us will return to the Edges for a day of climbing. Others may seek out crags in the Highway 108 corridor. Check out the possibilities in Brad Young’s guidebook, “A Climber’s Guide To The Sonora Pass Highway,” or log

Saturday, 10 September 2011
10 a.m. – Meet at Gianelli Trailhead
10:30 (or anytime after) – Meet at Genesis
3:30 p.m. – Move to Roches, cache gear, hike out.
5:30 – 7:30 – Eats and drinks at Robbins’ cabin
Directions to all locations can be found here.

Sunday, 11 September 2011
9:30 a.m. – Meet at Gianelli Trailhead
10 a.m. – Meet at The Roches
10 – 3 p.m. – Climb at The Roches or thereabouts
3:30 – Hike out and drive home, hot, happy, and exhausted.
Directions to all locations can be found here.

SNS member Karen Zazzi has generously agreed to be the point person for organizing this event. Her contact info is as follows:
Karen Zazzi
7451 Summerwind Way
Sacramento, CA 95831
(916) 424-7451
[email protected]
Contact Karen if you are interested and available to lend her a hand. Thank you very much Karen for your fine work.

We hope to see you in September at this great event. Thanks for supporting the AAC and your Sierra Nevada Section.
SNS Chair
Tom Burch
[email protected]

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