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RomainNE Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2011


Very nice scramble, with R. Zeithammer. Then went and climbed the lower horn.
Posted Jul 15, 2016 1:28 am

CameronGroundNE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2015


Excellent class 3-4 scramble up the NE Ridge, from camp at the Vidette Lakes. One move in particular stands out in my memory, just above the fun knife edge. After making the exposed side step move, I was greeted by the sight and smell of a beautiful bunch of Sky Pilots right in my face.

Had planned to loop over to Stanford, first by trying the SE ridge, and when that got too hard attempted to drop down into the basin below Ericsson. I recalled one of the chutes being class 4, but I took the wrong one as both the main chute and a southern side chute cliffed out a painful 100 feet above the basin, after descending many hundreds of feet. So I retreated back up top, took one look down the nasty NE couloir, and proceeded to descend the NE Buttress.
Posted Aug 11, 2015 2:32 am

cabNE Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2014


A really fun climb of the NE Buttress after climbing Mt. Stanford the day before. Nice, solid Class 3 for most of the upper part of the route.
Posted Sep 15, 2014 12:00 pm

mrchad9West Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2013


After my partner flaked on me I ended up on a solo trip from Harrison Pass. First up Stanford and Caltech before heading over to Ericsson via the east ridge/slope. Descended to Lucys Foot Pass and then up Deerhorn to cap off the day. West ridge involved a bit of routefinding (thanks to some not entirely accurate information in Secor's book) and was a bit slow as well as I was trying to delay while some storms dispersed. Finally got up in early evening and then returned the same way. Ended up being a fun scramble and I suppose the misinformation made it even more interesting.
Posted Aug 20, 2013 6:58 pm

DariaNE ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2013


This peak was a GOOD scramble!! with a bit of challenge... bit of route finding on the way up, easier on the way down as Holliman states, I share his sentiments exactly!

Solo dayhike from Onion valley.
Posted Aug 8, 2013 10:26 pm

Michael GraupeNE Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2009

Michael Graupe

Dayhike from Onion Valley in combination with Caltech Peak. It was a very long day. 2009 Sierra Challenge.

Some Photos.
Posted Sep 9, 2009 8:03 pm

Bob BurdNE Ridge / Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2009

Bob Burd

With Sean and Adam, on Day 8 of the Sierra Challenge. We went up the NE Ridge (fun), down the NE Buttress (less fun). Trip Report
Posted Sep 8, 2009 6:58 pm

derbillyChallenge day 8  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2009


A very long day from Onion Valley.
Posted Aug 22, 2009 3:51 pm

seanoNE Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2009


The start of a long Sierra Challenge day. Fun class 4.
Posted Aug 18, 2009 12:41 pm

bcdNE Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 7, 2009


Up and down the NE couloir. Excellent snow!
Posted May 10, 2009 12:08 pm

bechttNE Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2008


Nice day hike with Brian F (of Marie P fame). On the way back, Brian eyed East Vidette as a diversion (I've done) and I eyed West Vidette (he's done) so in the end, we just hiked back to the trailhead. Great rock on this route -- definitely need to go back and do the NE Ridge.
Posted Aug 31, 2008 1:38 pm

Matthew HollimanRoute Climbed: NE Buttress Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2004  Sucess!

Matthew Holliman

Deerhorn-West Vidette dayhike out of Onion Valley. Thanks to route-finding differences, I found the NE Buttress to be more like very spicy class 4 on the way up, and very easy class 2-3 on the way down--I guess it averages out to be class 3? Deerhorn was fun, West Vidette wasn't.
Posted Sep 13, 2004 12:57 am

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