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bcdLaurel
Date Climbed: Mar 23, 2004

bcd

Up the N Ridge for a fun ride down the NE Gully
Posted Mar 20, 2007 3:37 am

cp0915NE Gully  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2006

cp0915

An excellent route. A great finish to a fantastic Sierra weekend with Rick K.
Posted Sep 25, 2006 3:38 pm

dshoshoneRoute Climbed: north face Date Climbed: june 10 2004  Sucess!

dshoshone

Done this one numerous times
Posted Nov 8, 2005 7:00 pm

tdoughtyRoute Climbed: NE Gully Date Climbed: February  Sucess!

tdoughty

Perfect neve in gully, rock slabs covered with water ice. A little post holeing to summit ridge. With James Barnett.
Posted Oct 16, 2005 1:32 pm

FinleyRoute Climbed: NE gully (roughly--I think) Date Climbed: October 7, 2005

Finley

This was a day trip from Las Vegas (6AM--midnight including drive time). I was the weak link of the group of 3 and was so slow ascending that we descended after reaching the ridge at 11,050 ft. (GPS reading) north of the peak.
Posted Oct 11, 2005 8:23 pm

aleasureRoute Climbed: NE Gully Date Climbed: 8-27-05  Sucess!
A fun scramble. Did it in approach shoes 4.5hrs round trip. The highlight being tunneling under the snow. Good rock and views. I would recommend scree gaitors for the descent.
Posted Aug 29, 2005 6:56 pm

Rick KentRoute Climbed: SW Slope Date Climbed: July 24, 2005  Sucess!

Rick Kent

NE Gully sounds fun, but this was only a side-trip and I simply bagged it via the SW slope on my way down from Bloody Mtn. The slope is mostly loose and unpleasant crap.
Posted Jul 25, 2005 7:36 pm

cottersnowRoute Climbed: Mendenhall Route Date Climbed: 2004-2005  Sucess!
Great route with pretty good rock. Awesome for training and trying to match Croft's 3 hour car to car time.
Posted Feb 28, 2005 3:22 pm

plumeRoute Climbed: Northeast Face/ Gully Date Climbed: August 20, 1982  Sucess!

plume

Soloed this at age 13.
Posted Feb 13, 2005 2:41 am

Matthew HollimanRoute Climbed: NE Gully Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2004  Sucess!

Matthew Holliman

An unusual and highly worthwhile scramble--part canyoneering, part climbing! We didn't use the rope, but one or two of the friction slabs higher up were steep enough that once I'd started up them I began to think that maybe I should at least have changed from my boots into my rock shoes...
Posted Nov 21, 2004 8:48 pm

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: NE Gully Date Climbed: Sept 24, 2004  Sucess!

Bob Burd

Matthew and I climbed this as a warm-up for Clarence King on an absolutely beautiful fall day. We carried rope and gear but used none of it, climbing in our boots. Highly enjoyable scrambling.
Posted Oct 5, 2004 1:47 am

bobpickeringRoute Climbed: NE Gully Date Climbed: September 26, 2004  Sucess!

bobpickering

I wanted to do this route as soon as I read Croft's description. In early season, it had snow much later than I expected. Then I broke my foot and had to take 7 weeks off. Last weekend, the weather looked awful, so I found something else to climb (Mt. Goode).



Today, it finally came together. I forgot my maps and route descriptions, so I had to wing it. I made a major screw-up on the approach, but the actual climb went very well: 2:15 from the beginning of the rock climbing to the summit. The upper several hundred feet of the gully looked like mostly loose scree. I followed a rib that looked a little more difficult on slightly better rock and ended up maybe 200 feet to the right of the summit. The variation was class 2 and 3, and I don't regret doing it.

Posted Sep 26, 2004 10:18 pm

jeffnRoute Climbed: NE Gully Date Climbed: August 20, 2004  Sucess!
Climbed with thall23, her first 5th class climb. Never roped up. We have another idiot climber with us.
Posted Aug 21, 2004 9:03 pm

thall23Route Climbed: NE Gully Date Climbed: August 20, 2004  Sucess!

thall23

Got off route right, then off route left on the way up and then bitched about Croft's descent information all the way down. Nice climb, though.
Posted Aug 21, 2004 8:59 pm

forkliftdaddyRoute Climbed: NE Gully Date Climbed: August 10, 2004  Sucess!
Scrambled the route in approach shoes. Easy, fun, and more climbing than I expected. Summit was great. Beautiful views and very still. Descending the ridge was beastly hot, and then I missed the best descent gully. Took about 7.5 hours, round trip.
Posted Aug 16, 2004 1:52 pm

asmrzRoute Climbed: Northeast Gully, 5.2 Date Climbed: August 5th, 2004  Sucess!

asmrz

Penelope May and I climbed the (IN) famous NE Gully of Laurel Mountain based on Peter Croft's comments in his book "The Good, The Great and The Awesome".

The line is pretty easy to follow as many old, classic lines go. The rock is only good in the very center of the drainage, if you move away from it just a few feet, you are in a choss. But the route is almost 3,000 feet long and most of it at 4th and easy 5th class. We did not use rope and it took us about 6 hours to approach the climb and climb the route. We were slowed on the descent by some confusing elevation points that conflicted with map and written info and it took us 3 hours to get back to Convict Lake for a RT of 9 hours.

I would not reccommend this as something great to do, but it is a long route in a great visual setting. The slate type of rock and the coloring of the faces makes the Mt. Morrison area very pretty.
Posted Aug 11, 2004 2:42 pm

tiogapRoute Climbed: NE Gully Variation Date Climbed: July 10,2004  Sucess!

tiogap

Fun and varied climb
Posted Jul 11, 2004 7:57 pm

LaraRoute Climbed: NE Gully Date Climbed: August 2003

Lara

There’s nothing like the dirtpile rock of our route up Laurel Mtn to make one worship Sierra granite. Washed in the light of the setting sun, beautiful views of Convict Lake and the surrounding peaks helped distract me from my growing concern about sleeping on a tiny ledge (only big enough for one). Happily, D and I finished climbing just before dark. The adventure continued as we still had hours of route finding ahead of us as we hiked down the back side in the dark. An exhausting and fantastic trip.
Posted Jan 27, 2004 6:49 pm

mtnfotoRoute Climbed: NE Gully Date Climbed: 1976  Sucess!
No snow in the gully. Nice day hike. Climbed it with Brian West.
Posted Jan 20, 2004 1:22 pm

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: South - North traverse Date Climbed: July 5, 1996  Sucess!

Bob Burd

This was my younger brother's initiation into peak-bagging, and it damn near wiped him out. And he still climbs with me now and then... :)

Trip Report
Posted Aug 16, 2003 11:36 pm

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