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telemarkdudeSE Ridge - Class 3
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 1985

telemarkdude

Thunderstorm came in when about 30ft from summit. Buzzing rocks, hair on arms standing out.... not good. We retreated back down in rocks well below the ridge and then retreated.
Posted Oct 6, 2012 11:05 pm

mlarkin2002SC 2005  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2005
Not sure if we (the Sierra Challenge 2005 group) actually made it to the "high point", but since everyone else is claiming credit, I guess I will too :)

Posted Oct 20, 2006 12:45 am

grahamRoute Climbed: NE Face, descended S Ridge Date Climbed: Aug-10-05  Sucess!

graham

Climbed the east sub-peak with the Bob Burd gang during the 2005 Sierra Challenge.
Posted Nov 25, 2005 2:32 pm

Michael GraupeRoute Climbed: NE face (ascent), S ridge (descent) Date Climbed: August 10, 2005  Sucess!

Michael Graupe

Climbed with Bob, Matthew, Mark and co during the 2005 Sierra Challenge. Agree to Matthew's comments. Traverse to Columbine was more fun. Spectacular views of the Palisades.
Posted Sep 27, 2005 5:11 pm

PellucidWombatRoute Climbed: NE Face, descended S Ridge Date Climbed: August 10th, 2005  Sucess!

PellucidWombat

An anticlimatic summit, but the 4th class headwall climbed to gain the ridge was sure a thrill! A nice easy day on Bob Burd's Sierra Challenge, w/ a post-clim B-Day celebration and a pool party.
Posted Sep 17, 2005 7:04 pm

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: NE Face (ascent) / South Ridge (descent) Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2005  Sucess!

Bob Burd

Day 6 of the 2005 Sierra Challenge, followed Matthew around the route he describes below, and agree that the NE Ridge of Columbine was better than the route on Isosceles. Trip Report
Posted Sep 16, 2005 12:45 pm

Desert SolitaireRoute Climbed: East Side Date Climbed: August 10, 2005  Sucess!

Desert Solitaire

Some loose rock along the way, and with a relatively large party on the 2005 Challenge, heard quite a few "ROCK" yells. Some fun 3rd class moves and one exposed 4th class move, but great climb in general. It was a bit frustrating being separated from the true summit by an imposing high 5th class wall across the keyhole that noone attempted. Thanks to Bob for a fine peak to make the Challenge.
Posted Sep 5, 2005 4:42 pm

Matthew HollimanRoute Climbed: East Side Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2005  Sucess!

Matthew Holliman

Not the greatest rock, and it seems like we climbed neither the highest point (the 5th class spire in the middle of the ridge for which we were unprepared), nor the point for which the peak is presumably named (the lower point at the west end of the summit ridge that looks like a triangle from some points in Dusy Basin). But it is the point named Isosceles on the 7.5' for some reason. I think the map is wrong...



There were a couple of exposed third class moves to gain the ridge crest from the saddle along the connecting ridge to Columbine (per the Reiner Stenzel report on climber.org), but nothing difficult.



Traversed on to Columbine Peak (more fun than Isosceles if you keep right to the ridge), and returned through Dusy Basin, my first visit to the area--gorgeous!
Posted Aug 17, 2005 1:31 pm

MishaRoute Climbed: SW Buttress / West Face Date Climbed: August 7, 2004  Sucess!

Misha

What a great way to kill your afternoon! Etsuko and I started from Dusy Basin, climbed 4 pitches up SW Buttress (5.6) and then traversed onto the West face for the best pitch (5.7) of the climb. On the descent, I stepped onto a huge boulder (300-400lb) that decided to slide down with me on it. Fortunately I was able to grab some stuff around me the last second while the boulder slid from under me and caused a huge rock fall. Phew! Before us this peak was last climbed in 2001



Click for the trip report.
Posted Aug 16, 2004 11:47 am

mtnfotoRoute Climbed: Somewhere on the south face Date Climbed: Summer 1976  Sucess!
Climbed an easy 5th class route with Doug Mantle somewhere on this face.
Posted Jan 21, 2004 1:55 pm

SharonRoute Climbed: Southwest Buttress Date Climbed: 19 August 1995  Sucess!

Sharon

New Route.

Partners: Reese Martin & Steve Reynolds



Perfect sunny day. Approached via Dusy Basin.
Posted Sep 12, 2003 9:54 pm

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