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BobD3 Don't do this-  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2012
After a miserable slogfest to the upper ridgeline, the traverse to the highpoint was in snowdrift pockets from the recent storm, some waist deep. After 3 or 4 false summits, traversing talus and falling through many drifts, I finally made it to the top. By then it was after 4 PM. with the sun near the horizon. Not wanting to retrace my steps, I descended straight down the snow free chute directly off the summit's south face, got 2/3's of the way down and then cliffed out. Climbed back up 200-300 ft., traversed across in darkness to an adjacent chute to the east. Groped down the chute on my ass in the dark, not knowing if it would get me down or not. It did, which was a major victory in itself. This chute bottomed into a boulder field that then went on for another 2 hours or so. Finally reached the trail that leads up to Golden Trout Lakes/Dragon Peak. On the way down the trail, saw a brilliant meteorite that looked like it was heading straight in the direction of my parked vehicle. The way things were going, thought for sure it was going to nail it and blow it to pieces but it didn't. At 10:30 I found my car still intact and drove away. Moral of the story- don't do this.
Posted Feb 11, 2014 1:14 am

irrationalistUnrewarding Slog  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2013

irrationalist

Its important to take the mining trail on the map and not stay in the scree field. We were too far in the scree field and it made the hike up far more exhausting than it had to be. There are several false summits, the real one has both a register and a log sticking up.
Posted Jan 31, 2014 11:30 am

Guiltycentral coulouir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2013

Guilty

From the campground with girlfriend, decided to go for it with-out any info. Easy mountain to read it's routes. First snow came down the night before.
Posted Sep 24, 2013 3:43 am

ManyGlacierMountaineerKearsarge Peak  Sucess!

ManyGlacierMountaineer

2012 - w/ Xenja Poljakowa and Brooks McClintock, from Onion Valley.
Posted Feb 24, 2013 10:51 pm

RuvichaYecch
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2011

Ruvicha

See Ambret's comment and trip report. Kearsarge is a slagheap of a mountain. When you finally slog to what passes for the top, you get a smashing view of the ... Onion Valley parking lot. By the time we got near the summit -- and as far and high as we were going to go that day -- we didn't even bother to take photos of ourselves in the place. Suggested alternative: Kearsarge Pass -- good trail, good exercise, almost as high, and the views are sublime.
Posted Apr 13, 2012 1:59 pm

LincolnBLightning  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2010

LincolnB

Climbed with brother Jon. He thought I was "unusually scared of lightning" because I came down fast when bolts starting hitting the neighboring peaks.
Posted Dec 5, 2011 12:02 am

AmbretKearsarge Slog
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2011

Ambret

Slogged up Kearsarge from Onion Creek Road with hiking buddy Bruce. We found the trail fading in and out, and the scree loose until we got above 11,000 feet. Reached the east bloc and decided to declare victory, even though the true summit was a bit to the west and perhaps 150' higher. Neither of us found this a particularly fun ascent.
Posted Aug 18, 2011 1:59 am

hightineraryLilley of the Onion Valley  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2009

hightinerary

I slogged up Lilley Pass. I also climbed nearby Peak 3877.
Posted Jul 30, 2011 4:47 pm

96avs01June-uary dayhike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2011

96avs01

Up via Lilley Pass, down the South chute. Damn chilly for June, nothing like hanging out on the summit with the sun shining on you while its snowing and blowing to beat hell.
Posted Jun 6, 2011 11:05 am

GigaMikeLilley Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 2010

GigaMike

Hiked up with Richard P via Lilly Pass.
Posted Feb 4, 2011 2:39 am

OOGAfter gould  Sucess!

OOG

Did this one the day after Gould
Posted Jan 27, 2011 11:43 pm

bechttLoop hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2010

bechtt

Up the miners trail and down Lilley Pass. Good acclimating hike for the next day's torture event to Table Mt
Posted Jan 25, 2011 11:00 pm

labglovesFrom Lilly Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2010

labgloves

Camped in the golden trout drainage with my sister on her first trip to the Sierra.
Posted Dec 21, 2010 5:23 pm

seanoEast ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 29, 2010

seano

Major slog up the ridge from near the road to Lower Onion Valley. I was surprised to find the trail and partial stone building just below the summit ridge. Trip report
Posted Nov 29, 2010 10:32 pm

cabLilley Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2010

cab

Morning climb from Onion Valley on a crappy, rainy day. Climbed Independence Peak afterwards.
Posted Oct 4, 2010 10:53 am

Bill562From Golden Trout Lakes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2010

Bill562

Sierra Club outing
Posted Aug 30, 2010 1:20 pm

boyblueLonger than planned day hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 1986

boyblue

From Onion Valley. Trip Report
Posted Jul 6, 2010 7:39 pm

kraymesSquare Nails  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 2010

kraymes

Up the old mining road from Onion Valley and skied out Sardine. Getting a bit bare down Sardine, but awesome corn and dancing Ravens.
Posted May 19, 2010 4:56 pm

mrchad9Lilley Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2009

mrchad9

Had an extra Sunday after finishing another trip early. Nice half/day hike- enjoyed the scree slide down more than the way up though. Superb views.
Posted Jul 13, 2009 9:02 pm

chudderLilley Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 13, 2009

chudder

Snowshoes would have been nice. Lilley Pass snow-free.
Posted May 26, 2009 4:46 pm

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