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uwjennieRoute Climbed: North Ridge/West Face Date Climbed: 5/15/04  Sucess!


Day hike from Onion Valley. Nice snow climb up the steep North chute. Traveresed around after finding the rock on the North Ridge a bit too exposed without a rope. Great day way to spend a day in the Sierra.
Posted Aug 17, 2005 2:07 pm

Eric LRoute Climbed: West Face Date Climbed: 7 Aug 2005  Sucess!

Eric L

I climbed this peak on a SPS trip. This a great half day climb. We got up to the summit in 2 1/2 hours and got down in a 1/2 hour before the thunder storms got us.
Posted Aug 8, 2005 9:48 pm

RSN473Route Climbed: West face Date Climbed: April 3, 2004  Sucess!


Snowed about 8" in the morning. when it cleared up in the afternoon we decided to run up before it snowed again. Climbing the ice/snow covered rocks on the ridge in plastic boots was memorable
Posted May 25, 2005 7:14 pm

ExploreABitMoreRoute Climbed: West Face to South Ridge Date Climbed: June 18, 2000  Sucess!


Very cool climb with some fun, but limited, Class 3. Great views! We dayhiked from Onion Valley campground.
Posted Mar 4, 2005 10:07 pm

Matthew HollimanRoute Climbed: North Ridge/West Face Date Climbed: July 25, 2004  Sucess!

Matthew Holliman

Bypassed the final difficulties on the north ridge by traversing to the west, and found the crux moves to be surprisingly delicate. Descended the sand slopes on the west side--glad I didn't go up that way!
Posted Nov 17, 2004 8:31 pm

mtnfotoRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: February 1976  Sucess!
Epic winter ascent. The arete had double cornices in places! Great mixed climbing though. This was a heavy snow year and we had to start at Grays Meadow Campground in Owens Valley.
Posted Jan 21, 2004 1:42 pm

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: North Ridge (ascent) / West Face (descent) Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2003  Sucess!

Bob Burd

Tougher than it looked. But fun. Trip Report
Posted Dec 7, 2003 9:29 pm

Rick KentRoute Climbed: West Face Date Climbed: August 9, 2003  Sucess!

Rick Kent

Did this one as a warm-up for University Peak the following day. Climbing south along the top of the ridge was pretty cool.
Posted Oct 9, 2003 3:14 pm

BranchWhitneyRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: August, 2003  Sucess!
Great route, no scree, and rock was solid. Fun airy traverse to the summit. This is a great half-day hike. It's the perfect choice for the day you arrive in the Sierra.
Posted Oct 6, 2003 6:06 pm

tonyoRoute Climbed: North Ridge/South Ridge Date Climbed: September 27, 2003  Sucess!


Initially attempted the North Ridge, but I didn't feel good about doing one of the moves near the top unroped with my son. We went lower, swung around to the South Ridge, and easily climbed to the top. Lots of fun once you get out of the scree. Excellent views. Nice half day when you don't have the time for a longer approach.
Posted Sep 28, 2003 8:03 am

pilz8Route Climbed: west face Date Climbed: june of 2001  Sucess!


Climbed with Bill Plummer, dayhiked the peak, sweet views
Posted Sep 17, 2003 2:33 pm

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