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PrestonRheaNE Gully  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 21, 2011


Having done it earlier in the summer as a rock climb, it seemed only fitting to climb it as a massive snow climb. Both were fun, definitely comparable in difficulty. I still think the descriptions of the "worst rock you will encounter" are very blown out of proportion; felt decently solid wherever I climbed up there.
Posted Jan 21, 2011 3:35 am

tb00957From saddle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2010
Went up from saddle between Laurel and bloody. Good conditioning hike. Not very interesting route.
Posted Sep 7, 2010 12:59 pm

seanoNE Gully  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2010


Spiced it up a bit by climbing the ridge to the left near the top. Fun stuff.
Posted Aug 17, 2010 8:45 pm

boyblueTraverse From Bloody  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 1982


Great view. Still a tremendous amount of snow on the surrounding peaks, but this route was mostly snow-free. Descended north side to the plateau then dropped down east to Convict Creek/ Lake.
Posted Jul 18, 2010 12:51 pm

WMLlong  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2010


very long climb, lots of bad rock if you get off route, and pretty much took the same route Forjan described due to snow down low
Posted Jul 9, 2010 11:32 pm

granjeroNE Gully Up, Snowboard Down  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 24, 2010


Great climb/run! Gotta do in summer now.
Posted Mar 3, 2010 8:52 pm

bearbnzRe: NE Gully Up, Snowboard Down


Nice job boarding that. Have you done Bloody Couloir? Just curious how they compare. I did Bloody and found it intimidating looking down from the top, but really not so difficult.
Posted Mar 30, 2010 6:23 pm

Princess ButtercupNE Gulley  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2009

Princess Buttercup

First big Cl4-5 solo climb. Loved every minute of it, despite being tired from the Whitney MR/MT loop the day before.
Posted Dec 1, 2009 6:47 pm

scottmitchne gully  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2009


solo 5 hrs ctc
Posted Sep 26, 2009 6:46 pm

sardudewent off route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2007


NE Colour kinda. Willy and I.
Posted Sep 23, 2009 6:52 pm

rhyangNE Gully  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2009


Climbed with Laura Molnar. We wimped out and brought climbing shoes, but only used them on the first technical section (5.2 ?) then switched to approach shoes for the rest. Very fun route ! Great views and a perfect day.

Descended via the hanging valley noted in Bob's route page - not really that brushy, though doing it in shorts would be rough. There was a pretty good use trail for most of the way.

Fascinating rock - this would be a dream climb for a geologist.
Posted Sep 21, 2009 11:49 am

kellendvNE Gully solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2009


Decent route. some poor rock, some good. The descent does seem to go on forever.
Posted Jul 12, 2009 12:47 am

NoonduelerHeavy snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 1998


Took the dry northwest ridge.
Posted Nov 4, 2008 11:40 pm

96avs01Side trip en route to Lake Genevieve  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2008


Followed several faint use trails up the south slope, staying west of the three gray rock patches. Had the summit to ourselves.
Posted Aug 31, 2008 10:22 pm

danman3156NE Gully  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2008


Fun solo climb, the different types of rock are amazing. The decent dragged on for a while but convict lake makes for a nice reward.
Posted Aug 27, 2008 1:29 am

MishaNE Gully  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2008


Fun and casual climb with Barry.
Posted Jul 27, 2008 8:38 pm

Steve LarsonNE Gully  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2008

Steve Larson

This was a lot easier than I expected, mostly class 2. It's so different from the rest of the Sierra. Amazing colors.
Posted Jul 4, 2008 8:56 pm

forjanNE Gully  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2007


Soloed with Deb & Dave Daly. Easy relaxing day out. Hot & dusty descent though. Took a refreshing dip in Convict Lake.

Route Climbed: NE Gully
Date Climbed: August 6, 2005

Climbed on snow for the first 300 vertical feet of the route. Unfortunately, the 5.2 crux move was buried under 12+ feet of snow and missed it. So, instead, I picked my way up on class 4/low 5th cracks just to the left of the main gully to compensate for it. A decent scramble. I climbed with SCMA members Murray Z and Cathy R.

Posted Aug 21, 2007 10:27 am

DebNE Gulley  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2007


Fun, easy climb with 2 "cool dudes" even though it was a blazing warm day with a late start. 5th class sections were a blast and change in rock composition kept it interesting. North ridge descent bites ass but it's the quickest way down.
Posted Aug 20, 2007 3:42 pm

Dave Dalyvia NE Gully  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2007

Dave Daly

What a fun route! Even though there is a bit of loose rock throughout the route, the overall quality was quite excellent....and so was the company I was with: Miguel and Deb....great partners! No problems finding our way up this fun scramble. The crux: the "furnace" like heat on the descent back to the trailhead! :P Overall time car-to-car (including lunch at the summit and a swim in Lake Crowley): 7 hours 20 minutes. Would do it again!
Posted Aug 20, 2007 12:07 pm

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