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RogersNE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008


Fear of the Dark by Iron Maiden was in my head all day...is that weird?
Posted Dec 12, 2008 8:40 pm

NoonduelerHeading for Dade  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2001


But someone was killed by rockfall in the Hourglass the day before. I had no helmet. Advised by trail builders to take the Cox col and go 'round the back of the crest. At the crest I decided to go for the Spire. Lost it on a hard snow slope coming down from the col and slid down 30 ft. to a rock outcrop. Was going to climb University Peak the next day but the fall sent me to the White Mtns. to hike an easy 12 thousander near the road.
Posted Nov 2, 2008 2:32 pm

seanoUlrich route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2008


Mostly tame, tedious sand until the summit ridge and that balance-beam part. Escaped down the back to avoid a storm, and got seriously drenched on the return.
Posted Sep 5, 2008 2:18 pm

kevin trieuUlrich  Sucess!

kevin trieu

I think I did the Ulrich route...
Posted Aug 28, 2008 5:26 pm

Tom FralichNorth Arete (5.8)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2008

Tom Fralich

Climbed this route with Jeff Bance during our week in the Sierras. We went up and camped at Dade Lake the night before the climb, which I hoped would allow Jeff to acclimatize a bit more. Unfortunately, he felt ill all night and suffered through the entire climb...I ended up leading every pitch. The climbing was excellent, three great pitches of 5.7-5.8 and lots of exposed climbing on the crest. We climbed the route in about 5.5 hours, descended back to Dade Lake, and hiked out the same day.
Posted Aug 26, 2008 12:25 am

dpsiebertNE Ridge  Sucess!


Really fun climb. The icy part of the descent was a little hairball.
Posted Aug 22, 2008 6:24 am

BonesawNE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2008


ctc. Was a bit disappointed. All the good climbing seemed to come in the last 400 feet or so (along the ridge line), which is after the NE Ridge and North Arete merge. Next time I will climb the North Arete route.
Posted Aug 2, 2008 5:10 pm

Sam RobertsUlrichs Route- winter  Sucess!

Sam Roberts

Skiied in and climbed with Galen and Barbara Rowell. Great ski down! RIP Galen and Barbara.
Posted Jul 31, 2008 6:52 pm

igneouscarlNE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2008


Great fun, part of on going California - Utah road trip. A wonderful peak with beautiful surroundings.
Posted Jul 25, 2008 7:33 pm

Sierra Ledge Rat1980: Solo NE Ridge  Sucess!

Sierra Ledge Rat

Another one of my many Sierra solos
Posted Jul 18, 2008 12:18 am

jimeganBEAR CRK SPIRE  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2003


Posted Feb 8, 2008 7:55 am

Shirley LamNorth Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007

Shirley Lam

Absolutely beautiful!
Posted Jan 30, 2008 10:37 pm

bighornmonkeyDone...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007


climbed the north arete in one day car-to-car. Long day but excellent climb.
Posted Dec 27, 2007 4:22 am

bkk030580The easy way up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2007


Windy and rainy the day before, but weather held up for a run up Ulrich's route.
Posted Nov 6, 2007 3:20 pm

gremlinne arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2007


found a few slings and a taped disposable camera just below the summit block, let me know if they're yours
Posted Oct 23, 2007 8:40 pm

dshoshoneNE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2007


Great climb, fun 3, class 4 near the top, solo day hike
Posted Oct 17, 2007 4:21 pm

tombcroninPerfect 3 day weekend  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2007


Simul climbed NE ridge from Dade Lake
Posted Oct 12, 2007 2:20 pm

travelin_lightvery nice...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2006


I like.
Posted Aug 25, 2007 1:43 am

Vertigo soulN Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2007

Vertigo soul

A beautiful day and climb. Sort of busy given that it was a Sunday, but none the less a great time! I'd like to come back and do the NE ridge as well. Did not climb the summit block as we we're in a hurry and there was two other parties waiting to climb it and take some photos - next time I guess!
Posted Aug 14, 2007 12:09 pm

rhyangNE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2007


Soloed; 10 hours car-to-car. Did most of it in stiff, heavy hiking boots (still don't trust my healing foot on the approach / descent talus in approach shoes yet), but put climbing shoes on just above where route joins with N Arete.

Fantastic day - cloudless sky, a bit breezy. Snow not an issue for approach this year. Put new notebook in summit register.
Posted Aug 13, 2007 12:12 pm

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