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KieferAll 3 Gemstones  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2012

Kiefer

Hit all 3 "Gemstones" same day as The Needles and Point 8469 over by Glen Haven. Quite a long day. Good weather though. Lot of people (tourists) on the Gem Lake Trail.
Posted Jun 17, 2012 1:15 am

Kieferpaired with Middle "Gemstone"  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2011

Kiefer

West Gem Peak is by far easier than Middle Gem Peak. Cool scrambles with great views on top. Rough rock though.
Posted Jun 13, 2011 6:15 pm

CSUMarmotSE face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2011

CSUMarmot

Look carefully for a route, shouldn't exceed class 2+ if you do it right. With Balanced Rock from Cow Creek TH
Posted Jun 2, 2011 8:33 pm

KieferThe Long Way Up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2010

Kiefer

Hiked up from the backside, Cow Creek Trail. I saw no one all day. Some VERY tedious bushwhacking involved to get up this thing. Surprisingly good views on the summit and some exciting scrambling even if it was short.
Posted Nov 9, 2010 12:02 am

Brian KaletVia Gem Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2009

Brian Kalet

With Castle Mountain & Marmot Point.
Posted Nov 5, 2009 2:09 am

kavakLumpy Ridge TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2009

kavak

Gem Lake is one of the most popular trails in the park, I am sure. But once we passed the lake we saw noone else. We went to the notch between Middle Gemstone and West Gemstone. Descended to a flat area where I contemplated a route. My wife found a nice place to enjoy the weather and I headed up various ramps to flat area west of the summit. The rest of the way is 3rd class to just south of the summit and then winds around the east side of the summit boulder. From there it is a easy scramble to the top. Wonderful unobstructed views of the high peaks and Lumpy Ridge.
Posted Oct 19, 2009 10:40 am

tomlaurenNortheast Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2009

tomlauren

Ascended the Northeast Face (5.0) from the Lumpy Ridge Trailhead. I first explored the northwest side for a route. Not seeing any likely candidates I ventured to the northeast side and ascended the face via a 150 foot crack/slab rated about 5.0. I wore rock climbing shoes and was glad to have them. I came out six months earlier in an attempt to climb this formation but foggy and wet conditions resulted in me mistakenly getting to the top of 'Middle Gemstone' instead.
Posted Sep 30, 2009 8:21 pm

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