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Vitaliy M.winter 2011

Vitaliy M.

via 4th class summit block...went on to Basin after
Posted Jun 28, 2011 5:27 pm

tyler4588Snowshoes in June  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2011

tyler4588

Snow from highway to summit. Clear skies, beautiful day, mushy snow. Fun!
Posted Jun 11, 2011 2:14 am

WayneFryNE Couloir
Date Climbed: May 29, 2010

WayneFry

Great peak for getting in some practice. Accended the NE Couloir to the summit. Rappelled off and descended the SW face. Thanks SMG.
Posted Jun 6, 2011 12:14 am

TrawinskiFirst snowshoe hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 4, 2004

Trawinski

I've done this several times, but the first was my first snowshoeing hike with my buddy John. Awesome wind-blown snow features on the trees.
Posted Jun 1, 2011 4:28 pm

mengboSnowshoes/Crampons  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2011

mengbo

First time of using snowshoes. The weather is not bad in the morning but snowing in the afternoon when we drove back home.
Posted Apr 14, 2011 7:28 pm

jaredsgreat skiing / camping  Sucess!

jareds

been up here a couple times - just over 2.5 hours from SF, an easy skin up to the saddle and then short climb to the summit. great sw-facing turns in the spring. prob the quickest place from the city to get on your skis.
Posted Mar 31, 2011 1:10 am

PSchubertGreat snowshoe'n  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 19, 2009

PSchubert

A great peak for snowshoeing or winter camping. Even as out of shape as I am I made the northern tower in just under 2.5 hours from the snow park. Great views and plenty of shoots to climb and runouts to practice self arrest.
Posted Feb 18, 2011 7:19 pm

wawaabaSunny snowshoe day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 16, 2011
Nice, sunny snowshoe day up Castle Peak via Andesite Peak. Sledding down was even better.
Posted Feb 15, 2011 3:26 am

Quik564Spring Climb and Ski in February!
Date Climbed: Feb 5, 2011

Quik564

A great day of skiing and riding down the south face! Check out the helmet cam video...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTmKEninMJg&hd=1
Posted Feb 13, 2011 1:41 am

MarmadukeGreat Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 28, 2011

Marmaduke

Snowshoed to south ridge, traversed over towards summit block. Had to descend then hike back up to summit block. Climbed class 3 south side of summit. Clear skies, fantastic views, Lassen was in clear view to the north.
Posted Jan 30, 2011 3:26 pm

ElGrecoEast Turret  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 17, 2011

ElGreco

Icy snowshoe up the West ridge. Very enjoyable scramble/climb up the east turret (the true summit). Rock is solid, but some chunks did come off from the party above us. Wear a helmet or climb one at a time. Beautiful views of other Tahoe peaks, Lassen and Diablo.
Posted Jan 18, 2011 5:58 pm

soslawCentral Chute  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2010

soslaw

With Andre.
Posted Sep 27, 2010 12:33 am

mlarkin2002Dayhike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2010
Dayhike with Andesite.
Posted Sep 20, 2010 6:26 pm

mengboclass 3 on the final  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2010

mengbo

the final section is a fun climb. Lots of handhold and rock is solid.
Posted Sep 14, 2010 8:50 pm

nickLfun stuff  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2009

nickL

Nice way to end the hike. The class 4 side of the turret is lots of fun, but watch out for loose holds! Went on to Basin Peak and Andesite Mountain on the way down.
Posted Aug 2, 2010 3:07 pm

wmollandSnowy ascent to East Turret  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 2010

wmolland

Fun snowshoe up to the summits. The west face of the East Peak is a nice little climb.
Posted Jun 1, 2010 4:20 pm

Vinnyski

Vinny

good times but summit was not in the plan. skied once with Robin once with Brian- fun morning out on skins
Posted May 28, 2010 12:35 pm

mrchad9Simple snowshoe  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 20, 2007

mrchad9

Enjoyable snowshow up from the highway. A bit cold and cloudy...
Posted May 3, 2010 6:55 pm

bc44caesarCentral Chute  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 22, 2010

bc44caesar

Fun bc day with Jason. Went up the shoulder, climbed the summit in tele boots (awkward, glad the rock is solid), and skied down the central chute on the south face. Good turns at the top of the chute, but a little rocky at the bottom. Great spring turns on the ramps below that. Nice tour, took around 3.5hrs.
Posted Mar 22, 2010 7:52 pm

BCLWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2010

BCL

x3. West Ridge with MOLLAY.
Posted Mar 20, 2010 6:41 pm

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