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Steve LarsonRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: January 20-22, 2005

Steve Larson

Misha and I attempted the North Ridge just days after the heavy snow storms of December2004/January 2005. We turned back at 11,000 feet due to AMS and a desire to avoid an unpleasant epic. A full trip report is here. We'll be back!
Posted Jan 27, 2005 1:02 pm

ksolemRoute Climbed: North and North East ridges Date Climbed: 1995-2005  Sucess!

ksolem

I've done the regular North ridge route via the Meysan Lakes trail in the summer a bunch of times (5, I think,) and it usually takes about 6 hours from Whitney Portal to the top. I did the North East ridge once with Larry Cote early in the season, it took 3 days with a bivy on the ridge and another on the descent.
Posted Jan 18, 2005 4:15 pm

Rick KentRoute Climbed: Meysan Lake Date Climbed: April 24, 2004  Sucess!

Rick Kent

Hiked up via the chute from the Meysan Lakes area. The top 1/4 of the chute was devoid of snow. The rest had fairly nice snow that covered up the loose stuff. It was still some work though. There was occaisionally rockfall around the chute. A helmet might not have been a bad idea. Couldn't find a register on top.
Posted Jan 12, 2005 1:16 am

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2004  Sucess!

Bob Burd

A Lone Pine - LeConte - Corcoran triple header, a very long and tiring 14hrs. Trip Report
Posted Nov 21, 2004 10:52 pm

poorboy44Route Climbed: Direct South Face Date Climbed: May 2000  Sucess!

poorboy44

We were so lost, I don't know what we were climbing but we did top out at least.



The summit is a long ways from the summit plateau, but if you had time it would cool to run up and tag it.
Posted Jul 23, 2004 2:34 pm

poorboy44Route Climbed: Autumn Ledges Date Climbed: June 2004  Sucess!

poorboy44

This route is a pile. Maybe we were off-route or the description is incorrect? I would not recommend this climb. I don't think we saw a single "perfect knob, corner or handcrack" in the 15 pitches or so.
Posted Jul 21, 2004 6:51 pm

kovarpaRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: July 4, 2004  Sucess!

kovarpa

This time up North Ridge with Bill, Kris and Steve - I never thought it would take that long but we lost a lot of time trying to figure out the route (12 hrs from Lower Meysan)!. Took the wrong gully on the way down... so the climb turned into a 24 hour epic. I had a great time, still.
Posted Jul 7, 2004 3:03 am

kovarpaRoute Climbed: Northwest Slope Date Climbed: July 3, 2004  Sucess!

kovarpa

5 hrs roundtrip from Lower Meysan Lake. Interesting scramble up with awesome views along the way. This would be great route in the winter (already thinking about it)...
Posted Jul 7, 2004 2:59 am

ZzyzxRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: July 4, 2004  Sucess!
Another day climb turned into a 24-hour epic. Climbed with Steve, Bill and Pavel. Left our camp at Little Meysan Lake at ca. 7 am. Got to the proper before 9am. Route finding was the biggest challenge. Route descriptions basicly suck and I yet have see two of them that would agree. Alois Smrz's description seems to be pretty good, but it mentions 5.7 sections which we weren't ready for. By the time we summited it got dark and the 'obvious' and 'easy' descent route became not so obvious. We ended up in a wrong gully and between downclimbing some sketchy stuff and rappeling we made a slow progress through the night. Got back to the camp 24 hrs after we'd left it. It was the first time I watched fireworks on 4th of July from almost 13,000'.

In spite of all the difficulties and everything that went wrong I enjoyed the climb and the company of fellow SPers a lot. It's a very impressive route and it felt good to look at it and know that we've done it (or at least our own variation)
Posted Jul 7, 2004 2:36 am

MjollnirRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: July 4, 2004  Sucess!

Mjollnir

All the route descriptions for this route are poop. That's not to say I could write a better description - I just expected the route to be more straight forward (up). Took us 12 hours to summit, then another 12 hours of fumbling around in the dark to get down. The climbing was fantastic and made the efforts well worth while though. I climbed with Kris, Bill, & Pavel (all SPers).
Posted Jul 6, 2004 11:37 am

bobpickeringRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: May 31, 2004  Sucess!

bobpickering

The ridge is trivial but fun from 10,500 to 11,500. It's class 3-5 on quality rock the rest of the way. I had to pay attention to routefinding, but there was always something that worked. This route is an absolute blast to solo! It would take FOREVER with a rope.
Posted Jun 1, 2004 9:24 pm

dankrasRoute Climbed: some scramble Date Climbed: Nov. 15, 2004  Sucess!

dankras

smoke from the raging CA fires made breathing a bit more interesting...
Posted May 24, 2004 2:40 am

poorboy44Route Climbed: Land of Little Rain Date Climbed: May 20, 2003  Sucess!

poorboy44

What an adventure! We left around 3:30 AM. When approaching keep on the left side of the canyon, and stay level with the Stone House. The first real pitch was 10b, with some sketchy fixed pitons. P2: a runnout 5.9 traverse left and up along the left side of a rib. P3: Another short pitch up and right along a shallow crack to a ledge. Move to the left side of the ledge. P4: Climb up the shallow dihedral 10c good gear, underneath the small roof and up the corner above. Long pitch, belay bolts. You are stoked now because you are past the crux. P5: can't remember. P6: RUNNOUT 5.7 climbing up grooves, angling right ot the corner system. can't remember the pitches after this but you go up incredible "sea of knobs" and get on to the ridge. It is incredibly demoralizing because you still have a ways to go, you are only halfway to the top at this point. We ended up bivying without gear under a boulder on the summit plateau. it was cold. Descent down the east slopes is tricky and takes 3-4 hours.
Posted May 17, 2004 5:23 pm

kovarpaRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: April 18, 2004

kovarpa

The route description in RJ sucks. We made to the bottom of the first tower after approx. 7 hrs of hiking/climbing (started at 4.30am from trailhead), rappeled down and bailed out.... Hopefully next time... Still totally worth it, great views and you can't beat the great company (Bill, Kris, Steve - in alphabetical order)
Posted May 1, 2004 1:01 am

RSN473Route Climbed: From Meysan Lakes - Cl 2 Date Climbed: December 30, 1999  Sucess!

RSN473

Solo day hike on the next to last day of year
Posted Mar 11, 2004 10:57 am

cragRoute Climbed: SE slope Tuttle Creek. Date Climbed: March 12, 1999

crag

Sand slog up to the snow line. Turned around below the gully that leads to the summit plateau because I thought the risk of soft snow avalanches was too high.
Posted Jan 23, 2004 1:23 pm

mtnfotoRoute Climbed: Stonehouse Buttress- Rots of Rock Date Climbed: April 1987  Sucess!
Mark Bowling and I did this first ascent. Lots of loose rock! IV 5.9 A2.
Posted Jan 20, 2004 1:18 pm

RobRoute Climbed: N.ridge Date Climbed: 1994  Sucess!

Rob

Solo accent. Hanggliders were soaring a couple hundred feet overhead !
Posted Jan 18, 2004 4:15 am

BranchWhitneyRoute Climbed: Meysan Creek Date Climbed: Sept. 2003  Sucess!
Actually a much better route than it appears. The rock in the chute is not near as loose as it appears, and the views from the summit are fantastic. For an awesome panorama from the summit, go to:

http://www.hikinglasvegas.com/panoramas/Lone_Pine.html

I could not find a summit register.



FYI: The class 2 route from Tuttle Creek is horrible. A 1,000 foot slope full of sand.
Posted Oct 6, 2003 6:41 pm

DigglerRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: 6 September, 2003  Sucess!

Diggler

Climbed with Aaron Schohn. We got a late start after getting to bed at midnight:30, hitting the trail at 5.50 or so. Got to the actual ridge around noon.



Though we brought a rope & gear, we 3rd-classed the route. Nice route, but not as classic as, for instance Mt. Conness' W. Ridge- difficulties too easily bypassed on L, rock varied from great to so-so, exposure not sustained, & irritating & time-consuming notches broke continuity. We had fun, though.



Summited at 17.23, leaving at 18.20. Unfortunately, the "obvious" scree & talus slopes weren't to us, and after multiple attempts, settled on going down a steep gully between 2 buttresses. Things got sketchy, & I suggested we hang out at a flat area we found for the night- good thing (sort of- we froze our asses off, getting maybe 2-3 hrs of sleep)- slabby class 5 downclimbing awaited below (in the light, we found some 4th class gullies below which eventually got us down). Fun climb, not-fun downclimb.
Posted Sep 16, 2003 4:46 pm

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