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Darren9North Ridge
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2014

Darren9

Sierra Mountaineering Club outing went on a recon here and climbed the start of the North Ridge, a mostly unlisted 5.5 traverse (except on mountainproject.com) but started counting spires too early and therefore got off route. Not wanting to be overly committed we found a way off by downclimbing. Both Feather and Royce are spectacular with what looks like to be five potential couloir / snow routes in addition to numerous rock routes. Will definitely be back.
Posted Oct 17, 2014 7:06 pm

mrchad9SE Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2012

mrchad9

Fun scramble up the SE face after visiting Bear Claw Spire, Merriam, and Royce. Descended the same route and then down the couloir before traversing over to 12918.
Posted Aug 6, 2012 12:58 pm

Vitaliy M.SC 2010  Sucess!

Vitaliy M.

Dayhiked during Sierra Challenge 2010, along with 2 more bonus peaks.
Posted Jul 1, 2011 2:43 pm

kevin trieubeautiful back there  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2010

kevin trieu

day climb of Feather Couloir from Pine Creek TH in 16:20 with Cory Harelson. beautiful Royce Lakes and 4 pitches of ice. almost perfect, except for the hike out through the mind numbing switchbacks and through the woods to the car.
Posted Oct 1, 2010 5:30 pm

Bob BurdSE Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2010

Bob Burd

Day 6 of the 2010 Sierra Challenge with a fine mess of folks. Trip Report.
Posted Sep 22, 2010 5:55 pm

Princess ButtercupTwice is nice!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2010

Princess Buttercup

First time up on June 12th w/ Ray Regalado via the Feather Couloir, camped at Royce Pass. Second ascent for me was Day 6 of the SC: perfect snow conditions in the chute between Feather and Royce made for fantastic front-pointing start to finish. I've never run up a chute like this before! Fun class 3 to the summit but watch the loose rocks.
Posted Sep 2, 2010 11:01 pm

DariaNice peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2010

Daria

Sierra Challenge day 6. The peak looks impressive upon the approach with steep vertical walls. Snow chute was the crappiest and crampons would not stick. Otherwise, cool little scramble and newly Sierra Challenge placed register. Tremendous exposure from the summit. Continued on to get Bear Spire and Bear Claw peaks.
Posted Aug 15, 2010 8:56 pm

Michael GraupeSoutheast Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2010

Michael Graupe

Feather - Royce dayhike from Pine Creek. Fun couloir in great condition (frozen neve). Great views! Could not find a register.
Posted Aug 2, 2010 4:32 pm

Rice ClimberFeather Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2010

Rice Climber

Nice spring conditions in the couloir. The descent down the SW Chute was SKETCH!! Snow over slab! Six rappels got us down to the bottom of the chute and the top of the East Couloir. It would have been way better to descend the Feather (North) Couloir.
Posted Jun 23, 2010 5:48 pm

haishanFeather couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2000

haishan

Cushy spring conditions in couloir, enjoyable scramble at the top
Posted Mar 31, 2010 9:25 pm

granjeroFeather Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 2005

granjero

Highly enjoyable climb, especially topping out with mind boggling views. Ski descent was delightful.
Posted Sep 8, 2009 6:21 pm

seanoFrom Royce  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2009

seano

Awful descent off Royce, but the righthand chute/ridge was nice class 3. No register. Returned to Pine Creek via Royce-Feather saddle, and needed my axe. Just under 10h car-to-car for Merriam-Royce-Feather from Pine Creek.
Posted Aug 27, 2009 9:27 am

SonnyFeather Couloir left side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2007

Sonny

Very good ice on the route except for the first pitch which was brittle. Six pitches with a 60m rope. We ended up rapping back down the couloir via V threads backed up with cheap Russian ice screws and two rock horns we were able to sling. We camped at Royce lake and the entire route took 13 hours tent to tent. The day prior we hiked 9 hours to get from the Pine Creek trailhead to Royce lake. After climbing the couloir we spent the night again at Royce lake and the next morning hiked 4 hours back to the car (in a snow storm).
Posted Oct 6, 2007 12:31 am

physicsRoute Climbed: Feather Couloir Date Climbed: Sept 9, 2007  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2007

physics

After quickly soloing the Merriam-Feather Col couloir the previous day with ttriche, we both climbed the Feather Couloir to the summit in 7 hrs r/t from camp between the upper two lakes. Simul-climbed the route in two picthes with 7 screws and a handful of nuts. Bottom of the couloir was air-filled-ice and the top was harder dinner-platting ice. Not too steep but still fun. The walk out killed me and my feet.
Posted Sep 12, 2007 3:04 pm

derbillyFeather  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007

derbilly

Up southwest ridge, down south slope. Started at Medley lakes, climbed Seven Gables and headed by Vee Lake to Feather Pass to Feather then returned via Seven Gables Pass.
Posted Sep 5, 2007 3:08 am

forjanFeather Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007

forjan

Swapped leads with Brad Mastros. 6 pitches total with a 60m rope: Brad took the odd pitches and I did the even ones. We ascended the climber's left side of the couloir as the right side was dirty and littered with rock fall. The condition of the couloir itsef was neve transitioning to ice (there were ice patches for an 2-ice screw belay). Horrendous descent via the east face; had to sacrifice gear to rappel. Camped at the east shore of Upper Royce Lake (11,725'). Camp to camp just over 11 hours. Back at Pine Creek T/H by 10pm. Home in LA by 3am Monday....just another weekend in the Sierra.
Posted Aug 27, 2007 1:38 pm

Brad MastrosFeather Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007

Brad Mastros

Miguel Forjan and I climbed the Feather couloir as an overnight trip. The route which was a mix of neve and ice was six pitches and outstanding. The decent took longer than expected due to ice that would not hold a v-thread and tons of loose rock.
Posted Aug 27, 2007 12:40 pm

Pantilatsoutheast slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2007

Pantilat

Climbed southeast slope from Feather-Royce saddle as part of Merriam-Royce-Feather traverse/dayhike. I found this route to be quite fun, especially the final couple hundered feet on class 3 slabs. The gravel in the gully was perfect for plunge stepping on the descent. 11 hr, 21 min roundtrip for the dayhike from Pine Creek trailhead. Beautiful weather and area!
Posted Jul 25, 2007 8:10 pm

dervinFeather Peak
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2007

dervin

Garth, and I did another death march up this one, and not by intention. Good, long day.
Posted Jul 6, 2007 9:20 pm

Desert SolitaireRidge Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2007

Desert Solitaire

Followed the ridge from Merriam - Royce - then Feather. Descended the W/SW Face - bad mistake. lots of 4th/5th class downclimbing. From above, it didn't look so bad, but got stuck a number of times on some hairy moves. Finally found some fortuitous cracks and ramps that led me down, but it was long and tough. Take the South Ridge for descent, don't do the face.
Posted Jul 4, 2007 4:16 pm

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