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DieselEast Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2016


Started from McMurray Meadows, passed Birch Creek. Hiked up from the East until I got to Fuller Creek dry bed and followed that untill the end. Than hiked up on a never ending slope that eventually continued to a couloir on to the Southeast slope. On the summit I realized that the North couloirs didn't have any snow and would have been much easier to climb. My route was not fun. I run out of water and had to hike down for 3 hours in the torching Sun.
Posted Jul 21, 2016 11:55 pm

DebVia Tinnemah Cyn  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2015


Taking an eastern chute and enjoying some Class 3-4 scrambling before settling in on the slog to summit. Great view of the inside of a cloud and ankle-deep snow up top. Long day!
Posted Oct 22, 2015 8:17 pm

BobD3From Birch Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2015


Climbed one of the class 2/3 ribs on the NW slope. Pretty nice climb overall, 90%+ on firm rock. Not the slog I was expecting.
View from top was 60% fogged in unfortunately.
Posted Jul 17, 2015 10:55 am

sardudeHelo ride  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2007


SAR Operation. I was flown to summit (not a real climb) but Willy & I descended.
Posted Jan 13, 2012 1:06 am

seanoFrom Ed Lane  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2011


For the Sierra Challenge, traversed from the Thumb over Ed Lane, then down the SE slope back to Birch Creek TH. Reached the notch before the saddle by ramps to the west, then climbed out easy class 3. Trip report
Posted Aug 22, 2011 6:23 pm

Vitaliy M.summer outing  Sucess!

Vitaliy M.

Did a loop of Tinemaha, Split, Prater, Bolton Brown, and Birch mtn. Was out of water and pretty wasted on the descent. With Chad sometime in July 2010.
Posted Jun 28, 2011 4:09 pm

haishanNice ski
Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2011


Pretty good conditions. Turned around above 13k, a bit too much altitude for day trip from LA...
Posted May 24, 2011 1:12 am

Bill562From Birch Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2010


Sierra club outing
Posted Sep 12, 2010 11:13 pm

mrchad9From Bolton Brown  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2010


A very enjoyable climb up the ridge from Bolton Brown with Vitaliy, but for the exhaustion setting in near the end of a long day. It was a battle getting out to the car in the dark, but a fun outing overall.
Posted Aug 2, 2010 4:48 pm

boyblueFrom Tinnemaha Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 1982


South slopes from Tinnemaha Creek. Plenty of snow lower down. (Upper part swept clean by winds.) Fantastic view!
Posted Jul 2, 2010 12:01 am

MariePFun ski  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 21, 2008


Lower elevations had great snow!
Posted Aug 11, 2009 4:05 pm

Sam RobertsFrom Birch Lake  Sucess!

Sam Roberts

Climbed this with Doug Mantle. Skied up Birch Creek, camped at Birch Lake did peak the next day. Good corn on the ride down!
Posted Jul 31, 2008 6:57 pm

Brian KaletEast Side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2008

Brian Kalet

Trip Report
Posted Mar 29, 2008 11:24 pm

Bob BurdEast Side (ascent), SW Ridge (descent)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2007

Bob Burd

A long 18hr day doing Birch - Bolton Brown - Prater - Tinemaha, but beautiful weather and warm spring conditions made it very rewarding. Trip Report
Posted May 24, 2007 2:18 pm

RSN473Route Climbed: NW (snow) chute Date Climbed: 5-19-2000  Sucess!


Spring snow turned this scree slog into a swell snow climb. The traverse over to The Thumb was not as swell due to the soft snow.
Posted Dec 22, 2004 10:58 am

mtnfotoRoute Climbed: West slopes Date Climbed: Spring 1989  Sucess!
Climbed this with Doug Mantle. Skied up Birch Creek, camped at Birch Lake did peak the next day. Good corn on the ride down!
Posted Jan 20, 2004 5:53 pm

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