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fatdadSE Face: Aug. 2003  Sucess!


Since I climbed this just a few months before becoming "fatdad, unfortunately, this is the last long technical route I've done in the Sierras. But what a way to go out.

Really a remarkable route with a great setting and enough loose stuff to keep you on your 'A' game. That upper dihedral has some amazing climbing. I'd love to go back and do the direct start.
Posted Aug 26, 2008 5:02 pm

Tom FralichDirect SE Face (IV 5.10a)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2008

Tom Fralich

Met up with MichaelJ in Mammoth Lakes and did this excellent route. We hiked in on Sunday and found a great campsite by Cecil Lake. Up at 5:30AM the next day, climbing at 7:30AM. We finished through the summit dihedral in 8 pitches and then some scrambling to the summit. Great day with only one other party on Ken Minaret. The descent is a death chute of falling rocks. Made it back to the tent at around 6PM and hiked out the next morning. Had lunch in Mammoth and then drove back to Sacramento for a night shift in the ER.
Posted Aug 5, 2008 8:51 pm

dshoshoneRock Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2008


As good as it gets. My favorite climb to date.
Posted Aug 5, 2008 11:00 am

Sierra Ledge Rat1978: Rock Route  Sucess!

Sierra Ledge Rat

What a cool summit
Posted Jul 17, 2008 11:31 pm

travelin_lightSE Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2006


The direct start is sexy. I like.
Posted Aug 25, 2007 1:50 am

DebRock Route!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2007


What a thrilling blast! My darling husband talked me through the reachy spots but nothing impossible for little ole me. Beautiful weather, we left the mosquitoes down at camp. :) Definitely a "do it again" peak!
Posted Jul 2, 2007 12:38 pm

atavistsierra challenge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2006


Met some good climbers on the challenge. Managed to bag Eichorn and Michael minaret as well. The minarets are great for some highball scrambling.
Posted Jun 21, 2007 12:13 pm

Bob BurdRock Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2006

Bob Burd

Day 2 of the 2006 Sierra Challenge.
Traversed to Eichorn and Michael Minarets for the most enjoyable of the ten days. Trip Report
Posted Aug 29, 2006 3:48 pm

Dave DalyRock Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2006

Dave Daly

Very fun, easy yet exposed route! Classic traverse from the summit of Clyde over to Eichron Minaret.....very exciting 4th class in between!!!
Posted Aug 17, 2006 6:24 pm

SamGRock Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2006


Rock Route was tons of fun it was the second day of the sierra challenge made it all the way. Well worth it
Posted Aug 7, 2006 6:24 am

tdoughtyRoute Climbed: SE Face  Sucess!


Wonderful route, 4th class descent was covered in snow!
Posted Oct 16, 2005 12:34 pm

tiogapRoute Climbed: Rock Route Date Climbed: August, 1980  Sucess!


a long time ago
Posted Sep 7, 2005 12:48 am

aleasureRoute Climbed: Southeast face 5.9+ Date Climbed: August 2003  Sucess!
Fun, a long approach.
Posted Jul 14, 2005 5:01 pm

sierratrekkinDate Climbed: June, 2002


I took a day hike from Reds Meadow to better learn the area. My turning point was just above the rust color rock that lies at the lower third of the mountain. I plan on returning to complete and summit in the future. About twelve miles round trip.
Posted Dec 19, 2004 9:05 pm

brandonRoute Climbed: SE Face, Direct Start IV 5.9+ Date Climbed: July 12, 2004  Sucess!


Lots of fun. Quite long. It tooks us as long to climb this as it did Dark Star. The last dihedral pitch made the loose rock and difficult route finding on the rest worth it. Fairly easy descent considering....
Posted Jul 14, 2004 12:37 am

RobtRoute Climbed: Rock Rte Date Climbed: July 20, 2003  Sucess!


PCS trip led by Bob Suzuki and Jim Ramaker. For details, see J. Ramaker's TR on climber.org
Posted Nov 5, 2003 3:35 pm

fdikkenRoute Climbed: Rock Route Date Climbed: Sept 24, 2003  Sucess!
Climbed the Rock Route as day trip from Agnew Mdw.

Great climb in a beautiful setting. Glad to be only one on the mountain as I found it very difficult not to dislodge loose rock.

- Frank
Posted Oct 13, 2003 5:58 pm

asmrzRoute Climbed: Southeast Face, IV, 5.8 Date Climbed: July 4th , 1986  Sucess!


Robert Somoano and I climbed this trully great route in 1986. We found the routefinding a bit devious, but the route of high quality. We started a bit late, to allow space for another party in front of us (Bill Krause and a partner-small world, Bill). Because of that, we were late coming down the Ken-Clyde Couloir which we found to be hard snow at 7PM. We kept rapelling throughout the night as we only had rock shoes and cleaning tools for the snow. Epic. We started to run out of hardware to rap. Robert escaped disaster when single #5 RP failed on the last rappel and hurled him down into the shrund some 60 feet below. He landed on his pack and luckily, was uninjured. I though he was dead and only his yelling my name, brought me to the reality of his surviving the fall. One of the few times in the last 30 years that almost ended badly.

A year later, Miguel Carmona and a partner climbed the route and came back with most of my gear. Since Miguel knew I left it there, he was able to search the wall for it and found it. He actually brought me back most of it. What a friend!
Posted Nov 13, 2002 8:54 pm

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: Rock Route (ascent) / Starr's Route (descent) Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2002  Sucess!

Bob Burd

Day 3 of the 2002 Mountaineers Challenge. Three of us started out, two made it to the summit. 11hrs CTC from Agnews Meadow. A truly fun, exposed, and exciting climb! Trip Report.
Posted Aug 20, 2002 5:13 pm

JoshRoute Climbed: Ridge from the Notch between Clyde and Ken Date Climbed: July 29, 2002  Sucess!


This was the 7th Minaret of my Minaret Traverse. Trip report is here
Posted Jul 30, 2002 12:34 pm

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