The weather was terrible. In the mountains the wind was blowing over 100 MPH at ridges, and it was dumping snow. Rather than suffer, we stuck to climbing and camping in the Owens Valley. Here's a storm rolling in:
Owens Rivers Gorge is this incredible area for climbing with hundreds of routes that is well protected from bad weather as it sits in the middle of a high-desert valley. All the walls of the gorge are near vertical or overhung which makes for some exciting climbing.
Getting to the climbs is a bit of a pain. The approach starts with a class 3 scramble.
And lugging gear is no fun, but we had to do it.
The river bottom is quite gorgeous: