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DariaEast Couloir   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2013

Daria

To help with the slog up the east couloir mentally, I would focus on the next little rock platform every 30-50 ft. and focus on getting to it one at a time, to break it up into manageable bits.

Great 4th class climbing to the summit, but it hardly made up for the never ending slog up the couloir (bone dry). Saw a wide array of summit register entry's including Peter Croft.

Continued on the ridge traverse to south basin mountain, but bailed right before the NE ridge of south basin (final 200 ft. gain to summit). (did not bring headlamp)
Posted Sep 29, 2013 3:06 pm

DebEast Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2013

Deb

Happy that my Xterra could actually make it to the gate - I hit the "kill switch" in my brain and mindlessly slogged up the chute with Daria. Full excitement mode for the climb up rock to the summit, then traversed to South Basin only to bail from the north tower due to time of day and tough terrain with tired bodies. Descended steep chute off north tower with some snow and ice...Horton Lakes at nightfall and creepy drive out.
Posted Sep 29, 2013 11:50 am

seanoFrom Horton Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2013

seano

Slog up the standard route. Nice views, but not the most pleasant climb.
Posted Sep 8, 2013 8:49 pm

APKEast Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2013
Interesting weather. Snow, sun, high winds. Rock was cold and dry.
Posted Jun 10, 2013 11:15 pm

thexcatNorth Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 27, 2013

thexcat

With LB and BD from Horton Lakes TH. To avoid snow, we ended up choosing a route that took us to the ridge southwest of the summit. ~30 more minutes and class 2 terrain to get to summit. Lots of postholing on the descent due to warm temps. Brought ax and crampons, but would have been better served with snowshoes.
Posted May 7, 2013 3:52 pm

mengboa day hike in potholes snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 27, 2013

mengbo

Hiked with Lisa and Xavier, we took the Horton Lake 2nd class route.
Posted Apr 29, 2013 12:21 am

calipidderFrom Horton Lakes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2012

calipidder

After suffering a stress fracture in my foot earlier this summer, I had to cancel all of my sierra trips through July and August. I was finally healed enough to hike and climb by Labor Day weekend so we headed in to Horton Lakes for the Basin and Tom double. So, so happy to be back in the mountains again. Loved the climb and the views.
Posted Sep 6, 2012 4:28 pm

sardudeDid it.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 6, 2006

sardude

Dave G. & I soloed the east couloir.
Posted Jan 13, 2012 12:55 am

dshoshoneEast Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2011

dshoshone

Nice climb
Posted Jun 21, 2011 11:37 am

bc44caesarEast Couloir
Date Climbed: Apr 22, 2011

bc44caesar

Hiked 15 min from road closure to snow. Skinned the rest of the way to the col. The upper 1000' was beat up and had lots of debris. Below that was ~4000' of great corn skiing.
Posted Apr 25, 2011 10:20 pm

mrchad9North Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2010

mrchad9

In via my favorite valley to Horton Lake, from there perfect amount of snow and rock made for a straightforward ascent, and a speedy decent. Only need crampons for the steep gully at 11,300 ft. Great views all around.
Posted Jun 21, 2010 1:39 pm

WMLEast couloir skiing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2010

WML

Dropped the lower zone of the east couloir...perfect snow and hot weather!
Posted Apr 19, 2010 2:31 am

mhengstClimbed from Horton Lakes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2009

mhengst

Left my group and climbed this solo after hiking in to Horton. Left camp on the far side of of the lake at 2 pm and made it back around 7 pm just as it was getting too dark to see. I climbed up the little waterfall right below the lower small lake / puddle but that didn't seem to save much.
Posted Sep 22, 2009 5:19 pm

boyblueNorthwest Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 1986

boyblue

Most of this route above Horton Lake was completely snowbound at this time. The upper 1000 feet was frozen hard wind-swept ice. Glad I had my crampons with me. Saved a lot of time. The weather and the view were incredible.
Posted Aug 13, 2009 7:21 pm

ChuckOEast Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2009

ChuckO

Great climb with Ken T. Overnight camp at the mine and good weather made for a leasurely wake-up time. Cool temperatures had the snow in excellent condition for both ascent and descent. Wanted to look for PeeWee Croft's paw-print in the summit register, but couldn't find it (the register), maybe buried under snow in a pocket/crack.
Posted Jun 8, 2009 6:47 pm

PrestonRheaNorthwest Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 17, 2008

PrestonRhea

Fun climb, still a lot of snow pack there when I climbed it. Finally got to the top and then came down the east chute bypassing the class 4 sections by going down a chute on the south side to traverse to the east chute.
Posted Sep 3, 2008 6:05 pm

hikineddFrom Horton Lakes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2004

hikinedd

With Patty Rambert.
Posted Jul 1, 2008 5:57 pm

Brian KaletEast Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 22, 2008

Brian Kalet

Trip Report
Posted Mar 26, 2008 12:45 am

fossanaSC Day 4  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2004

fossana

Day 4 of the 2004 Sierra Challenge. Climbed some with random chute with Joe D. Rescued fellow SCer on the descent.
Posted Apr 9, 2007 12:53 am

mlarkin2002Dayhike via N. Slopes from Horton TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2004
Part of '04 Sierra Challenge. Nice climb featuring two interesting events; 1 stranded climber, and 1 impressive mountain lion near Horton Lakes. The climber was able to exit on his own with help from another in our group. The mountain lion.. well, I didn't stay around to see what it did after it chased some deer into a box canyon. I went the other way (quickly).
Posted Oct 10, 2006 2:03 am

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