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FairweatherJunction & Tyndall  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2014


After climbing Tyndall, we headed across the Shepherd Plateau and up onto Diamond Mesa from which we climbed the South Ridge.
Fun route and descent back to Anvil Camp with Todd.
Posted Oct 14, 2015 12:18 am

cabSouth Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2015


After climbing Mt. Keith earlier in the day, we camped at Lake 3,806m. Climbed the South Face of Junction Peak in the morning. For the final traverse along the south ridge starting at the top of the south face, we initially dropped down on the left side of the ridge, then climbed a chute back up to the ridge which put us about 1/4 of the way to the summit. From there, we stayed directly on the ridge to the summit.
Posted Jun 29, 2015 11:49 am

mrchad9Forester Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2013


Took the ridge and west chute up from Forester Pass during a weekend in Center Basin. Goes over one of my favorite stretches of the JMT, loved the walk through there. Fun climbing up slabs in the chute with a bit of poking around to find the best route to the summit at the top. View is superb!
Posted Jul 22, 2013 6:30 pm

seanoFrom Diamond Mesa  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2012


Day 10 of the Sierra Challenge. Life is easier if you stay below the ridge to the left. Trip report.
Posted Aug 20, 2012 10:51 am

GuiltySW slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2010


Decide to do this from the John Muir Trail. Last minute thing, but a fun-route finding peak.
Posted Jul 21, 2010 7:25 pm

Desert Solitairefrom Forester Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2009

Desert Solitaire

Tagged this peak along with Caltech. Fun class 3 scrambling from Forester Pass.
Posted Sep 2, 2009 4:08 pm

MariePFrom Forester Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2009


Part of 3-day backpacking trip
Posted Aug 11, 2009 3:54 pm

JGHarrisonUnknown route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2008


I had no route descriptions, so unsure as to the title of my route. I went straight up Diamond Mesa, across the mesa, across a knife ridge, and up a steep loose coluir. I do not recommend going up the colouir as it was extremely loose. Great fun though
Posted Jan 26, 2009 1:53 pm

Sam RobertsSouth Ridge  Sucess!

Sam Roberts

Nice climb.
Posted Jul 31, 2008 6:45 pm

Brian KaletSouth Face (ascent); East Chute (descent)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2008

Brian Kalet

Trip Report
Posted Jul 25, 2008 2:20 am

bechttFrom Forester Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007


Quick 2 hour roundtrip from the pass with a bit of hail on top. Views were phenomenal. Peak #14 on JMT adventure.
Posted Aug 1, 2007 5:42 pm

Matthew HollimanSouth Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 11, 2007

Matthew Holliman

Spectacular summit ridge--it's just a shame it requires a slog up Shepherd Pass and up endless sand on the south face to reach it.

The ridge looked intimidating on the climb up, and based on a hazy recollection of Secor's advice, I dropped off the ridge to the west side, which proved to be tricky in places (difficult route-finding, some delicate moves). On the return, I kept religiously to the crest of the ridge, and found it *much* easier, although a couple of moves still seemed more like 4th class than 3rd.

No sleep and no acclimatization beforehand made this a much tougher outing than I was anticipating. Mt. Keith will have to wait for another time.
Posted Jul 11, 2007 1:31 am

atavistfrom the east side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2005


Hiked in from Roads End TH. Tried to make it to Tyndall but after crossing Forester pass decided to bag Junction instead to save some time.
Posted Jun 22, 2007 10:46 am

tpdwrRoute Climbed: South ridge, Diamond Mesa Date Climbed: August 24, 1982  Sucess!


Camped at south end of Diamond Mesa. Great climb. A little cloudy on top.
Posted Sep 27, 2005 7:26 pm

Michael GraupeRoute Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: August 14, 2005  Sucess!

Michael Graupe

Last day of the 2005 Sierra Challenge. Beautiful summit with huge exposure on the summit ridge.
Posted Sep 21, 2005 12:23 pm

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: South Ridge (ascent) / NE Chute (descent) Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2005  Sucess!

Bob Burd

Last day of the 2005 Challenge. A bit harder than the Tyndall dayhike, though not as hard as Williamson. Trip Report.
Posted Sep 19, 2005 11:50 am

PellucidWombatRoute Climbed: SW Slopes
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2005


Almost climbed this with the Sierra Challenge crew. I made it as far as the nearly-as-high false summit, 100 ft away.

I suspected that the slopes would be a class 2 slog, w/ the class 3 being the upper portion shared w/ the SW Ridge, and I was right! Since I wimped out on the final 100 ft traverse due to exposure, I'll have to come back, but next time I'll ascend the SW Ridge
Posted Sep 17, 2005 7:15 pm

breadboxRoute Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: 8/14/05  Sucess!


Yeah, Miguel, what he said.

Stevee B
Posted Aug 22, 2005 2:36 pm

thebeave7Route Climbed: South Face/SE Ridge(ascent), East Coulier(descent) Date Climbed: 08/14/05  Sucess!


Climbed with the 2005 Sierra Challenge. Made the summit in 6.5h from the trailhead with Bob, Miguel, Michael, Steve, and Mark. Great day of hiking, weather was threatening all day long, but never stormed on us. The final ridge traverse was much more exposed than I had expected, but it made for a fun scramble.

Eric J Lee
Posted Aug 15, 2005 11:56 pm

CompletebumRoute Climbed: W. Ridge Date Climbed: August 26, 2004  Sucess!


Fun climb starting from Forrester pass and traversing over the small peak between Forrester and Ski Mountaineers pass, then up to the summit.
Posted Aug 29, 2004 3:21 pm

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