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bennovakNorthwest Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2006

bennovak

Scree!
Posted Aug 14, 2006 4:53 am

bechttNorthwest Slope
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2006

bechtt

Warm-up for McAdie. Really ugly scree slope. Pictures
Posted Jul 12, 2006 9:02 pm

balajisvNorthwest Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2006

balajisv

Decent snow conditions but loose rock above the snow. Minor rockfall danger (due to snow melting) - one did come down a long way. Some false summits near the top. Climbed with Andrew (sierramtngoat) and Mammen and Truman.
Posted Jul 4, 2006 6:15 pm

physicsN ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2006

physics

climbed the N. ridge w/ Brian from UCLA; roped up for two pitches and soloed the remainder. afterward began the traverse to Peak 3985m.
Posted Jul 4, 2006 2:05 pm

sierramtngoatNorthwest Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2006

sierramtngoat

Camp was cold the night before (18 deg. F in our tent) so the snow condition was perfect for cramponning. There was some rock fall from the cliffs to the right of the chute. The upper chute had melted out so we stuck to the left and had little trouble with scree. At the plateau, we traversed NE around a few false summits and climbed a chute that would lead to the true summit. No summit register could be found.
Posted May 30, 2006 10:20 pm

tbnelsonNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 22, 2006

tbnelson

Summited via the North Ridge. Morning was beautiful but after 2-3 hours of climbing conditions turned to whiteout. Last 5-6 pitches were complicated by 2-3 inches of snow plastering the rock. Mid 5th class is definitely harder with a 20 pound pack, mountaineering boots and fresh snow. Otherwise awesome route.
Posted Apr 25, 2006 2:30 am

BCLNorthwest Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2005

BCL

Lot of scree on this route. Summit is pretty cool.
Posted Feb 23, 2006 5:16 pm

tdoughtyRoute Climbed: N. Ridge Date Climbed: January  Sucess!

tdoughty

One of the best winter routes I've ever done.
Posted Oct 16, 2005 1:36 pm

tpdwrRoute Climbed: East Slope Date Climbed: November 9, 1975  Sucess!

tpdwr

From Tuttle Creek with a bivvy below the plateau. A perfect day on top!
Posted Sep 27, 2005 7:07 pm

poorboy44Route Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: May 2001  Sucess!

poorboy44

Solo ascent of the North Ridge. My first high Sierra summit.
Posted Sep 14, 2005 12:26 am

darkmarkRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: 5 September 2005  Sucess!

darkmark

I soloed the North Ridge over Labor Day weekend 2005, carrying a light but not ultralight pack (about 17 pounds with bivy gear and full-water capacity). The approach from Whitney Portal is cruisy and gaining the Ridge is, for the most part, unproblematic. Had I intended to do this car-to-car in a day, I would make a point to get an alpine start; the route seemed much longer than its grade (Grade III) suggests.



Two pieces of beta: (1) I would carry about 3 liters of water per person, assuming a car-to-car effort, and leave the stove behind; also, be judicious about consuming those three liters; (2) I screwed up the descent route and ended up downclimbing fourth- and fifth-class cliffs; be sure to go pretty far off the summit plateau to the southwest before taking a hard right.



Great climb though.
Posted Sep 10, 2005 5:44 pm

MishaRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: September 3, 2005  Sucess!

Misha

Mike Ybarra and I climbed the route via Meysan Lake drainage on the way to the Whitney or Meysan Basin traverse. We carried full packs with bivy gear and LOTS of water. Due to lack of acclimitization and knowledge of the route, we took nearly 11 hours to reach the summit from the trailhead. Supposedly this was not too bad since we were the only party (out of three) to reach the summit that day. Two other parties settled for a forced/unprepared bivy somewhere on the ridge (!?). We stayed as true to the ridge proper as possible and did encounter some ~5.7 terrain. Belayed for a couple of short pitches and solo'd the rest. Spent a windy but beautiful night on the summit!!
Posted Sep 6, 2005 1:33 am

Steve LarsonRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: July 31, 2005  Sucess!

Steve Larson

Climbed this with Brian Decker. Climbed the left side of the first 1/2 of the summit headwall, a much better alternative to the route Secor describes. Brought a rope but never used it. Thankfully, the forecast thunderstorms never materialized. Burgers and beer at WPS was the highlight of the day.
Posted Aug 1, 2005 11:54 am

stoneloanRoute Climbed: Both the NE Ridge and the N Ridge Date Climbed: may and june of 2000  Sucess!

stoneloan

see trip report
Posted Jul 22, 2005 12:53 pm

Matthew HollimanRoute Climbed: North Ridge (ascent) / The wrong chute (descent) Date Climbed: June 7, 2005  Sucess!

Matthew Holliman

Climbed with Sam. Scrambled most of the ridge, and roped up for just the 2-3 half pitches starting at the prominent notch (just before the 5.6-5.7 section). We scratched our heads over some puzzling climbing/route-finding here before eventually spotting the old piton protecting the lieback below us and to the right--very helpful for getting back on route and back on easier ground! Once past the short technical section and atop the ridge crest, the scrambling grew truly enjoyable--really exposed, but wonderful holds. Route-finding the whole way was quite intricate, and often I'd only remember a sequence of moves from my last attempt with Bob once I'd actually completed them a second time. Maybe it'll be easier if I go back a third time...



Like others, we managed to descend the wrong chute (we headed down too early--it's better to keep going south rather than heading down the first chute that looks reasonable), cliffed out, and traversed left with some spicy downclimbing to make it down to the trail. Found several rap slings here, and Sam added a new cordalette to his rack, to make us feel a bit better about our mistake (and downclimbing abilities).
Posted Jul 17, 2005 11:08 pm

Sam MillsRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: June 7, 2005  Sucess!

Sam Mills

With Matthew H. 17 hours car to car.
Posted Jul 10, 2005 7:17 pm

poorboy44Route Climbed: Winter Route Date Climbed: April 9-10  Sucess!

poorboy44

About 20 hours climbing time, StoneHouse->StoneHouse. We bivied on the sandy ledges a few pitches from the top. There was a little bit of ice below the notch but other than that all snow. Rockclimbing with heavy packs was the crux; the solution for us was to have the second prussik with the packs.
Posted Apr 25, 2005 2:57 pm

granite4brainsRoute Climbed: Slopes above Grass Lake Date Climbed: 07/30/00  Sucess!

granite4brains

Real slog up scree but still a great climb. We did this while the Sequoia wild fires were burning - Owens Valley and some of the Sierras were filled with smoke.
Posted Mar 4, 2005 10:23 pm

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

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