East Ridge from Lost Lake Date Climbed: Dec 14, 2013
Climbed with a team of three from SMC. Roughly a 13 mile trip from Happy Isles. Interesting route finding along the way between Lost Lake and the summit. Views from the top are stunning. Looking forward to coming back and climbing Leconte Gully and taking a shot at an alternative descent route.
Route Climbed: LeConte Gully Date Climbed: June, 2005
Very fun gully, occasionally dirty and loose rock. The scariest class 4 section was on good solid feldspar, but the same can not be said for much of the rock on the rest of the route. Take a rope or rock shoes (at the least) if you are at all wary of exposed and loose class 4 scrambling. Awesome summit block. Descended along the ridge over towards Half Dome and then down between Liberty Cap and Broderick.
Route Climbed: SW Arete (ascent) / East Side (descent) Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2005
A surprisingly enjoyable route. Matthew and I flailed a the start of the route, using a rope to attempt something we couldn't surmount until an easier scramble was found nearby. Only the crux chimney required a rope. Excellent spring weather all day. Trip Report
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