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RomainNE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2001


Nice hike with L. Benkard.
Posted Jul 15, 2016 1:25 am

MaverickMerkvia Northeast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2015


Great scramble, great rock, no scree. Camped at the lake southwest of lake 11388. Deviated from the ridge to the south near the top so as to keep the route class 3. Incredible view of the Palisades...
Posted Oct 27, 2015 12:48 am

CameronGroundUp SW Ridge, Down NE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2015


Climbed mainly for a nice sunset view of the Palisades from the summit:


Up from Knapsack Pass (class 3 along ridgeline, looked like some class 2 down on the north slope, but probably still some mandatory 3), then down the NE Ridge after sunset (had to drop off to the south side of the ridge a couple times to avoid what looked to me, in the waning light, like class 4-5).
Posted Aug 11, 2015 1:51 am

CWesselsNW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2015


Agreed--this is Class 3, with possible 4th class lines on the edge.
Posted Jul 18, 2015 6:45 pm

FairweatherNE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 1987


With Suzi & Dave Syracuse. Morning summit from Dusy Basin camp, before hiking back out to South Lake. Great view of the Palisades.
Posted Nov 17, 2012 12:38 am

telemarkdudeNE Ridge - Class 3  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 1985


Got stormed off of Isosceles Peak. By the time we got down to the saddle the weather had cleared. We continued on up the class 3 NE ridge of Columbine to the summit. Nice scramble.
Posted Oct 6, 2012 11:30 pm

Sarah SimonFrom Knapsack Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2012

Sarah Simon

Grabbed this one on our way out of Palisade Basin camp. While some old guide book calls this class two, I don't see how that is possible. Totally enjoyable and sustained class three. LOVED the views, the diving board summit block and the 1962 summit register hidden below the summit "board" in an antique, metal Kodak can.
Posted Aug 17, 2012 3:01 am

krrt2000Isosceles Saddle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 1996


On the way to T-Bolt with Duane.
Posted Feb 27, 2012 12:51 am

mylesNortheast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2011


Kept close to the crest and turned it into class 4 for part of the way. Beautiful day and fun scramble.
Posted Aug 10, 2011 2:55 pm

seanoTraverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2011


Wandered up near Knapsack Pass, then traversed over to Isosceles, only to chicken out on the last "4th class" notch to the summit. Trip report
Posted Jul 27, 2011 1:42 am

kovarpatraverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2007


with Vendulka, up NE ridge, down SW ridge (screwed up the descent a bit), back to our camp in Dusy. Wonderful views.
Posted Jul 25, 2007 2:18 am

MishaTraverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2007


Quick solo trip from Dusy Basin. Northeast Ridge (from Isosceles saddle) up and Southwest Ridge (to Knapsack Pass) down. I stayed true to the ridge as much as possible. It was a highly enjoyable Class 3-4 scramble; way better than anticipated. Unfortunately, the views were obscured by really bad haze that day.
Posted Jul 23, 2007 3:08 pm

David SenesacKnapsack'dit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 1986

David Senesac

Four of us up the erete from Knapsack Ppass. Much fun. Liked the huge talus blocks at the top. Also same day I took the pic that is the marquee image for nearby Isosceles Peak.
Posted Feb 15, 2007 6:18 am

tpdwrRoute Climbed: Northeast ridge. Date Climbed: July 24, 1986  Sucess!


Great views and a fun climb.
Posted Oct 6, 2005 4:36 pm

Michael GraupeRoute Climbed: Traverse from Isosceles Date Climbed: August 10, 2005  Sucess!

Michael Graupe

Climbed with Matthew, Bob and Evan. Stayed on the more Class 2/3 side of the ridge. Still lots of fun with great views.
Posted Sep 27, 2005 5:13 pm

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: Traverse from Isosceles Peak Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2005  Sucess!

Bob Burd

What Matthew said. Trip Report
Posted Sep 16, 2005 12:48 pm

Matthew HollimanRoute Climbed: Traverse from Isosceles Peak Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2005  Sucess!

Matthew Holliman

Day 6 of the Sierra Challenge. Bob and I kept to the ridge--enjoyable fourth class in places, with tons of bail-out options to the class 2 terrain 20 feet to the left (one of which we had to take when the ridge finally became grainy, exposed fifth class for a bit near the top). This was more fun than Isosceles Peak, with some really good views too. Dusy Basin is beautiful.
Posted Aug 17, 2005 1:34 pm

scared climberRoute Climbed: East Ridge (from Isoceles Pass) Date Climbed: 10-11-02  Sucess!
A relatively easy scramble up from the saddle between Columbine and Isoceles. Great views, no wind, spent half an hour taking in the ambience with my brother and a good friend.
Posted Oct 15, 2002 7:56 am

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