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Princess ButtercupNorth Face/North Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2009

Princess Buttercup

Rob led all pitches, awesome. Happy Birthday, Robbie.
Posted Dec 1, 2009 6:45 pm

sardudelots of times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 11, 2003


paul, greg, martha, and I
Posted Sep 23, 2009 6:49 pm

rhyangNorth Face / North Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2009


Climbed with Laura to celebrate my 43rd birthday. Led all pitches.

Headed up what I thought was the North Arete (5.7) -- turns out the first pitch was the North Face (5.8), according to the Mammoth Area Rock Climbing guidebook. Joined up with the north arete for second and third pitches though. Fantastic crystal just below false summit. Knife edge below true summit had great exposure ! Descended via west face scramble.

Cool and windy day, glad I wore long underwear and windstopper, but clear and beautiful views !
Posted Sep 8, 2009 2:02 am

Tom FralichNorth Arete (II 5.7)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2009

Tom Fralich

Mary and I camped at Mary's Lake and then did this route in the morning. Fun climbing for 3 pitches, then an exposed traverse to the summit. After getting back to our packs, we did 2 sport routes to round out the day.

Sport Routes:
Macallan 5.9, onsight
Springbank 5.10a, onsight
Posted Aug 11, 2009 3:58 pm

JHH60North Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2007


The crystal pitch was totally cool!
Posted Jun 23, 2009 12:42 pm

peerzatnorth arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2008


great climb. watch the loose stuff. beautiful area with this being just the tip of the iceberg! can't wait to get back.
Posted Oct 9, 2008 1:11 am

Bluebell08North Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2008


Awesome climb with great views! Great introduction to multi-pitch climbing in a beautiful area. Wasn't too hard, had lots of fun in great weather.
Posted Sep 8, 2008 9:43 pm

dshoshoneW. Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2008


Fun climb,it was so much fun I did it again the next day

Posted Sep 5, 2008 1:41 pm

cp0915West Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2008


Highly enjoyable, though regrettably short. Nice exposure and a sweet summit block.
Posted Aug 3, 2008 7:41 pm

BonesawNorth Arete... Fun Outing!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2007


Seemed a little easier than 5.7, but very fun. Great outing for a fun and easy day!
Posted Jan 10, 2008 12:52 pm

PellucidWombatRe: North Arete... Fun Outing!


I agree. I felt like it was 5.5
Posted Sep 14, 2010 4:58 am

bearbnzSouth Ridge Variation  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2007


Scrambled the South Ridge with my 3 young sons, fun outing.
Posted Oct 24, 2007 11:39 pm

forjanNorth Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2007


Climbed it with Allison. I led the first 2 pitches and Allison led the quartz crystal pitch. This was Allison's first Sierra rock climb. Fun times!

Route Climbed: North Arete
Date Climbed: July 21, 2007

Simulclimbed with Michelle. 3 hrs car-to-car. Awesome views of the lakes below!

Route Climbed: North Arete
Date Climbed: August 7, 2005

Climbed with SCMA members Murray Z and Cathy R as a party of three. The crux is just before the little pine tree (in the first 20 feet of the route). From there on, it is smooth sailing. The crystal section was neat. We unroped here. What I enjoyed the most of this climb was the short but exciting ridge traverse.
Posted Sep 18, 2007 8:37 pm

mdostbySouth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2007


Enjoyable scrambling. Tricky route finding between the west chutes.
Posted Aug 26, 2007 2:01 pm

Vertigo soulN Arete route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2007

Vertigo soul

This was only my second multi-pitch climb, but seemed a lot easier than my first (Bear Creek Spire). The crystal quartz section up top was fun to climb, but lots of loose rock. Great time!
Posted Aug 14, 2007 12:18 pm

Hyadventurewest face
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2005


I think I climbed the west face if memory serves me. Came in on the wrong side of the peak and ended up a few feet below the peak, just a little too exposed for me that day.
Posted Feb 14, 2007 7:00 pm

mlarkin2002Cl. 3 N. Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2006
Enjoyable, short dayhike/climb with a 1mi approach from the parking lot.
Posted Oct 13, 2006 10:26 am

Matt WorsterNorth Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2006

Matt Worster

Good climbing, terrifyingly loose. I thought I was sure to kill climbers below. Crystal band was awesome. We climbed up to the highest point, crossing some of the best 4th class alpine ridge I've had in a while.
Posted Sep 5, 2006 4:32 pm

derbillyShort and sweet  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2006


After the previous days 18 1/2 hour march I was looking for an easy alternate for the 2nd day of the Sierra Challenge. This fit the ticket nicely, was a cool climb and had great views to boot. At the summit I enjoyed a cold Corona kindly donated by someone at the trailhead.
Posted Aug 17, 2006 5:22 pm

plumeNorth arete and sport climbs  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2006


Really fine routes below. Spent the afternoon cragging then ran up the arete before dark. Very woo woo route. Thought I was walking to heaven on the crystal band. However, the loose rock was from hell.
Posted Aug 11, 2006 9:03 pm

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