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kaylam87Snowshoe ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2017


Snowshoed out with the Sierra Club during a weekend of snowcamping. Love the views of all the peaks in this area. This is a relatively easy climb, and a great way to see this area in the winter.
Posted Jul 4, 2017 10:44 am

mengbosolo snow climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 24, 2017


the weather was good in the morning and got flurries in the afternoon. Quite windy when I reached the saddle of Round Top and The Sisters. Climbed The Sisters first and then this minor peak on my way back to the trailhead.
Posted Feb 27, 2017 5:35 pm

sierramtngoatUp from JMT  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2016


Still lots of snow in the Round Top area. I had some fun side stepping up this as well as gaining the east ridge of Round Top. What is up with the $5 fee?
Posted Jun 27, 2016 8:32 pm

soslawSki Tour  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2016


Cold windy day but great views into Hope Valley.
Posted Apr 15, 2016 11:10 pm

Bill562Again  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 26, 2015


Skied to the summit this time, attempted Round Top - too windy
Posted Dec 27, 2015 1:14 am

jkantolineCarson Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 5, 2012


Great hike that was intended to be on Round Top, but the weather and conditions forced us to rethink the day. Super fun walk to the top from Carson Pass. Lots of snow but it was worth it.
Posted Jun 23, 2015 2:14 am

colinrFamily Snow Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 21, 2015


Invigorated by the snowy approach, my daughter and I scrambled up the mostly barren summit scree just as bitter winter winds finally made their way to the Sierra after an extremely warm week (and winter). My wife and two sons skipped the summit, but all of us enjoyed the scenery, supportive snow, and some decent sledding.
Posted Feb 25, 2015 1:54 am

Larry LavertyStandard Route, Winter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2015

Larry Laverty

Wrong turn at Albuquerque and ended up cross country on snowshoes through the woods to the base. A happy accident, enjoyed not seeing a sign of any human, only trees and snow, most of the way. All but a patch or two of the snow on the mountain itself has melted out, so ditched snowshoes at base of it and hoofed to the top.
Posted Feb 18, 2015 10:12 pm

Bill562From Carson Pass
Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2014


Fun laps on skis, summit too rocky to bother with
Posted Jan 30, 2015 10:43 pm

WayneFryEast Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 3, 2015


Short steep ascent on a fine sunny day with great snow conditions. Included a walk over to Round top to checkout conditions on the east ridge.
Posted Jan 4, 2015 6:00 pm

trexkerryWith Round Top  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2013
Mistakenly stayed on the PCT and realized it on the back side of Elephants Back. Climbed loose scree and rocks up to Elephants Back summit and traveled cross country to hook up with the right trail at Round Top Lake. Enjoyed the class 3 climb at the end. Trip report at http://www.mountainhiker.org/trip_report.aspx?id=92
Posted Jun 23, 2013 4:14 pm

JonodoCarson Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2013


Hiked this one for the second time after bailing on the Sisters due to high winds.
Posted Feb 11, 2013 3:43 pm

labglovesQuick morning snowshoe  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2013


From Carson pass as a morning snowshoe on our drive back to the bay area. Beautiful day.
Posted Feb 10, 2013 7:17 pm

AkuhnkeFirst snow of the season  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 25, 2012


Just got back from elephants back. The snow made things fairly difficult at first because there was no obvious trail. so i started from carson snow park near red lake it was about a mile of zig zagging in fresh powder through trees until i was able to see elephants back. from there it was an easy hike to the top. Overall a great day trip
Posted Oct 26, 2012 12:07 am

calipidderSnowshoed to summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2005


Nice snowshoe hike.
Posted Apr 22, 2012 6:42 pm

Vitaliy M.On the way  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2011

Vitaliy M.

On the way to East ridge of RT..just some extra elevation gain
Posted Jul 29, 2011 4:07 pm

SKILinked with Round Top  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2011


Practically skinned up the entire thing. Linked to Round Top via East Ridge. Fun SP outing with Mark, Vitaliy, Scott, Shane and one other mountaineering fiend.
Posted Jan 10, 2011 7:40 am

fedakFrom the PCT  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2010


Quick detour off of the PCT followed by a traverse over to Peak 9842 at the edge of the east ridge of Round Top.
Pics and commentary here.
Posted Sep 6, 2010 4:50 pm

BCLWith Ashley  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2010


Snowshoe from Carson Pass with Ashley! Kirkwood Inn after. A glorious day.
Posted Mar 27, 2010 8:34 pm

rhyangNovember 2004  Sucess!


First summitpost group outing for me -- met Misha, Diggler, keema, mrolph, mountainvoodoo and Dragger. We bagged this thing as a consolation prize after turning back from Round Top's east ridge (which in retrospect was not such a bad thing :)

High winds and deteriorating weather. Fun !
Posted Jan 12, 2010 12:57 pm

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