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Rinat ShagisultanovRoute Climbed: NE Butress Date Climbed: August 3, 2003  Sucess!

Rinat Shagisultanov

Climbed the route with my wife amd 2 another friends of mine. We had some very bad weather on the day befoe (Aug 2):hale, winds, T-storm and excellent conditions on the summit day. We moved too high and found ourselves on the hard ground on the top of North Arete, so had to backup a little bit and made some low grade 5th class section below the summit block. Returned back via the Ulrich route. Excellent peak and great scenery.

Rinat Shagisultanov.
Posted Aug 4, 2003 1:33 pm

kullabergRoute Climbed: north arete, .8 Date Climbed: may 2000  Sucess!


good route. another galen rowell first ascent. amazing man, tragic loss..
Posted Nov 28, 2002 7:32 pm

asmrzRoute Climbed: NorthEast Buttress, 4th class Date Climbed: July 16th , 1995  Sucess!


Jim Mathews and I scrambled up the NE Buttress in about 5 hours RT from Dade Lake. What a beautiful peak.
Posted Nov 13, 2002 8:21 pm

asmrzRoute Climbed: North Arete, III, 5.8 Date Climbed: July 11, 1987  Sucess!


Robert Somoano and I climbed this beautiful North Arete from Dade Lake. We thought this was one of the best trips we have ever done in the High Sierra.
Posted Nov 13, 2002 8:16 pm

asmrzRoute Climbed: The East Ridge IV, 5.8 Date Climbed: August 10, 1994  Sucess!


Gerry Cox and I got on the East Ridge at it's base and followed the crest to the summit. We took 10 hours and roped 22 pitches with one or two(?) rappels. I thought this was a long, classic Sierra rock climb. I would highly recommended it as a full day trip from/to Dade Lake.
Posted Nov 10, 2002 3:34 pm

Craig PeerRoute Climbed: N E Ridge Date Climbed: August 1995

Craig Peer

Did this with Duncan Laing. I fine climb with an outstanding setting. A lot of snow in 1995 which froze hard as a rock at sunset, making the return to camp real interesting.
Posted Sep 23, 2002 9:51 am

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: Northeast Ridge (ascent) / Ulrichs Route (descent) Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2002  Sucess!

Bob Burd

Day 4 of the 2002 Mountaineers Challenge. The NE Ridge was a very fun route. It starts off as a boulder scramble but soon turns into an interesting weave along the ridge, mostly class 2-3. Near the summit ridge, where it joins the North Arete, there is some easy class 4 for extra excitement. The summit ridge itself is a hoot (mostly class 2 with serious exposure) all the way to the summit block. Vishal and Joe came up Ulrichs Route and joined me shortly after I had reached the summit. Trip Report.
Posted Aug 20, 2002 6:02 pm

JoshRoute Climbed: North Arete (5.8, III) Date Climbed: July 31, 2002  Sucess!


I woke up this morning in the woods outside of Mammoth Lakes and started leafing through Secor's book. Bear Creek Spire looked like a worthy objective, so I drove to the trailhead and started up the trail at a relaxed pace (i.e., not running). About 6 miles and 2 hours later, I was at the base of the North Arete. I changed into my rock shoes and started up the FINE North Arete. The rock was solid and the setting was spectacular. 46 minutes later, I reached the summit, slid down some talus, and ran back to my car. Car-to-car time: just under 5 hours.
Posted Jul 31, 2002 3:16 pm

jeffnRoute Climbed: North Arete Date Climbed: July 1999
Bailed at 7 PM to the right a couple hundred feet short of summit. Back to camp at Gem Lakes well after dark. Great moderate climb. Backing through the triangle hole is unforgetable.
Posted Apr 3, 2002 7:15 pm

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