9 Responses

  1. Monzonite says:

    Sweet Gil, glad you got on and up that !

  2. Nate says:


    Nice work dudes! Some sweet granite up there, eh?

    For the approach, the best place to leave the N. fork trail is where the wilderness “no fires” sign used to be.

  3. Scotty says:

    Nice work Gildo! Cleaver Valley is one of my fav spots in the Sierra.

    What routes did you do in Whitney Portal?

  4. gildo says:

    Scotty–Matt and I climbed the 3 pitch Nimbus, 5.10c. I returned 2 days later with a friend from NZ who let me lead all 8 pitches of No Country For Old Men, 5.10c. The portal is one of the most awesome climbing areas I have ever been to!

  5. Charles says:

    Nice send guys!

  6. Shay says:

    Nice work guys! I love that valley!
    Did you see some more potential lines from your vantage point?

  7. gildo says:

    shay—uhhh, no. Definitely no more lines left on the cleaver…don’t even bother going up there, just stay in the Alabama Hills.

  8. Scotty says:

    You lie like a rug. “That’s the Way the Granite Crumbles” will be appreciated by generations to come…just need to get back up there to complete my masterpiece.

  9. Steve says:

    “Safe from the hoards of turons who plod up the North Fork of Lone Pine Creek to get to the top of “the big one.”

    “Turons” (muhahhaa!!) Buddy, you have just made a permanent addition to my vocabuary….thank you! And great job on that climb.

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