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DebNorth Couloir Ski  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2017


Climbed SE gulley and skied down north couloir; wrapped around through the meadow and climbed back up to east ridge and skied back to truck on VA Lakes Road. Fantastic conditions and the mountain all to myself!
Posted Jun 2, 2017 12:29 pm

colinrRidge Traverse from Olsen to Black and around to Dunderberg  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 21, 2017


Traversed the ridge around Virginia Lakes with Eric Su and Mason. The ridge from Peak 11385 to the southwest slope of Dunderberg was fun, snowy class 3-4.
Posted Jun 1, 2017 1:01 am

FairweatherSE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2016


Very windy day with Todd, but great views. Descent down the SW slope is not a fun one.
Posted Jun 19, 2016 11:02 am

hgrapidWow that was hard!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 2015


Okay, to be fair, I still had a cold and that made it far worse. But despite talk about 0% of normal snowpack in California, that certainly was not the case! The snow impacted our trip and forced us to take a harder route down. It didn't help on the way up either! We got 10 on the summit and descended a steep gully that wasn't a good way to go. But we made it. I have now done pretty much all the major dayhike peaks in Virginia Lakes.
Posted May 30, 2015 9:19 pm

xharvFrom Kavenaugh Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2014


This would normally be a class-1 route, but the north chute was 75% under fresh snow (from the late September storm), and some detours were needed to avoid the white stuff. New SPS summit register placed in August 2014. Fourteen parties have signed up the register since.
Posted Oct 7, 2014 2:27 pm

fedakFrom Kavenaugh Ridge ORV  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2014


Hiked up from the Kavenaugh Ridge ORV off of the spur road that joins the Virginia Lake and Green Creek roads.

And then followed the NE ridge to the summit. Probably easier but longer to take the ORV road all the way up to the Kavenaugh Ridge plateau but this wasn't a bad route.

Pic and commentary are here.

Summit Registry (and the whole summit cairn) have gone missing since I was last up here in 2004.
Posted Jul 5, 2014 4:03 pm

tyler4588Nice Views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2013


This was quite a challenging scramble, but it was a blast! Check out my trip report!
Posted Oct 31, 2013 11:55 am

muajeevia SE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2013


With Dave this time.

Super fun scramble, as usual.

But what happened to the summit register?!!!! o.O

Posted Aug 19, 2013 3:12 am

FletchTo Frog Lakes
Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2010


with the family...
Posted Dec 27, 2012 6:12 pm

seanoFrom Virginia Lakes TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2012


The obvious ridge is mostly well-behaved talus on the way up. I unfortunately wasn't able to find a boot-ski on the way down and, after suffering a bit, just took the ridge.
Easy hike, cool views into northern Yosemite.
Posted Sep 30, 2012 5:11 pm

muajeevia SE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2011


Fun and easy; very enjoyable. Love the view. One of my favorite peaks/summits!!
Posted Sep 17, 2012 5:10 am

bechttSE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2012


Decided to do this peak while everyone else sat in the air conditioned Bridgeport library. Turned out to be the best peak of the ten that I did over 5 days. Some loose talus but nowhere near what I was warned about.
Posted Aug 30, 2012 3:09 pm

mengboFrom Virginia Lakes   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2012


Follows the SE ridge.
Posted Aug 6, 2012 1:12 pm

krrt2000From Virginia Ck. Rd.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 12, 1996


With Duane, Lots of snow, both peaks, nice glissade on decent.
Posted Feb 27, 2012 12:21 am

dshoshoneSE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 9, 2012


Nice hike, great weather, t-shirt and shorts in January !
Posted Jan 10, 2012 10:38 am

Niels79Southwest slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 19, 2011


Lots and lots of loose scree and a bit of scrambling. Clouds was coming in as I was approaching the summit and on the way down the clouds closed in around me, but as fast as they came in they disappeared
Posted Dec 29, 2011 11:33 pm

LincolnBFamily climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 22, 2011


With brothers Jon & Andy; Brother-in-law Ralph and nephews Alex & Ross. Nice quick climb up the south ridge.
Posted Dec 3, 2011 8:37 am

soslawSouth East Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2011


Mostly a talus slog but the South East Ridge does provide class 3 scrambling.
Posted Sep 18, 2011 10:30 am

thexcatSE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2011


2.5hrs to summit. Crux was between 10800' and 11400' - some slightly exposed 3rd class on loose rock.
Posted Jun 12, 2011 3:24 pm

96avs01Good sliding  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2011


Splitboard descent of SE gully from E summit. Good snow and good turns all the way to the truck!
Posted Jun 10, 2011 4:03 am

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