I am seeking 1 or 2 climbing partners interested in spending a couple nights in a Giant Sequoia. I have climbed in a particular grove that I am interested in returning to. I cam guide and lead-climb.
The grove is on the Trail of 100 Giants. http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/sequoia/gsnm.html
Nick Araya and I spent a night there 2 summers ago. I would really like to get back. I don't want to climb alone and it seems like Nick is busy with his business.
I have been climbing for almost 6 years. I have solid skills in both basic and SRT climbing.
Please email or call with your climbing credentials. 805-252-4289. I live near Santa Barbara and I think my drive is about 5 hours. You can map your distance using Johnsondale, CA as the destination.
Planning for this climb could take as little as 1 week-depending on your experience.
Please don't hesitate to contact me.
I am so glad you are interested in climbing together.
Here's a link for an excellent supplier http://www.karstsports.com/descenders.html
I have a CMI mini rack, which I use with a backup all the time. I've never used any of the larger racks; but do understand they have "more utility". I also have a Petzl Pirana and a Black Diamond ATC. Either of which work fine with a back up on 3/8 (9.5mm) static line. A large rack can add some bulk to your pack.
Please feel free to try the 3 descenders I have before you buy.