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jspeiglFrom Grass Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2009

jspeigl

Great weather for this overnighter.
Posted Apr 15, 2009 11:30 pm

kovarpaRe: Complete North Ridge in Winter

kovarpa

awesome. congrats.
Posted Feb 19, 2009 12:43 pm

glahhgComplete North Ridge in Winter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 31, 2009

glahhg

Did the Complete North Ridge from the desert floor in a 29-hour no-bivy-gear car-to-car push with Scotty Nelson and Charles Ince.
Posted Feb 11, 2009 4:28 pm

travelin_lightComplete North Ridge
Date Climbed: Jan 31, 2009

travelin_light

Pulled this great route off in winter of 2009 with my good buddies Nate Ricklin and Scotty Nelson. We did it a 29 hour push with two brew stops.
Posted Feb 2, 2009 11:51 am

emilieSW Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 17, 2009

emilie

3 day climb. camped at 10,500. super tough route finding. spring conditions with a grueling mix of sand, scree, rock, snow, ice and bushwhacking. awesome all in all. www.tinyurl.com/lonepine
Posted Jan 20, 2009 8:46 pm

alpinegosseDone  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 15, 2008

alpinegosse

North Ridge, belayed to top in dark, bad gully reverse, thank you space blanket.
Posted Nov 24, 2008 12:19 pm

NoonduelerHeavy clouds movin' in  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 1999

Noondueler

But they only made for great photos.
Posted Nov 4, 2008 11:46 pm

GuiltyNorthwest Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2008

Guilty

Very windy and cold. On the summit it was hard to stand up. Had to hide in the rocks. I think it was the second storm of the season. This combination of wind and cold made the scree easy hike in a round-trip time of 3 hours, from below Grass Lake.
Posted Oct 14, 2008 6:02 pm

Climber DaveSCREE.....  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2008

Climber Dave

...if you love it, climb this peak!! Took enough down in my boots to start my own mountain.
The views off the top make the slog worth it.
Oh yeah climbed the NW Slope
Posted Aug 20, 2008 3:43 pm

Sam RobertsStonehouse Buttress Rots o' Rock FA  Sucess!

Sam Roberts

IV 5.9 A1 Climbed with Mark Bowling. Loose!
Posted Jul 31, 2008 7:15 pm

jmcMosquitoes followed us to the ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2008

jmc

Great day, a little on the warm side, no wind, mosquitoes followed us from the creek all the way to the North Ridge. Long day of easy to moderate climbing with spectacular scenery and big exposure. The descent sucks, not hard but a slog in sand and rock scree. But I'll take 7 hours of fun climbing and 30 minutes of scree any day.
Posted Jul 13, 2008 12:40 pm

hikineddNW Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2004

hikinedd

Other half of 2-day with Thor.
Posted Jul 1, 2008 6:03 pm

snoweyRoute Climbed: Autumn Ledges (FWA?)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 3, 2008

snowey

Climbed Autumn Ledges with Kostas on March 2-3, 2008 in what we believe is the FWA of the route. The approach and first pitch to the fir tree required crampons and ice axes but above that we were in rock shoes the whole way to the summit.

In reference to poorboy44's post above: he was definitely off route, see route page for more info.
Posted Mar 12, 2008 2:11 pm

Shirley LamAlmost...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2004

Shirley Lam

got my head bashed in by a rock let loose by the party above...that was a little too close for comfort! Other than that, it was a great day and a nice climb.
Posted Jan 30, 2008 9:50 pm

bighornmonkeyDone...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2004

bighornmonkey

via North Ridge. Great climb!
Posted Dec 29, 2007 9:59 am

Dave SNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 23, 2007

Dave S

Climbed the North Ridge with Anthony B. Hiked in on Saturday via the Meysan Lakes trail, breaking trail with snow up to about 12 inches deep until we gained the ridge below the notch. Gained the ridge and found a good bivy location just above the notch. Sunday we climbed to the summit, belaying and simul-climbing as necessary. Descended the wrong chute and used 4 rappels to get down to the lakes. Found another bivy location and stayed here for the night. Monday morning we hiked out to the car, wading through snow up to waist deep in many places until the snow depths became much more enjoyable below 10K. Great weekend in the mountains!
Posted Dec 24, 2007 10:49 pm

brutus of wydeWindhorse First Ascent
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 1999

brutus of wyde

Climbed this route August 8 - 13, 1999 with Em Holland. V 5.9 A3
Posted Nov 11, 2007 6:52 pm

leftyDay Hike
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2006

lefty

Gotta love the scree slog.
Posted Oct 25, 2007 12:04 am

forjanNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007

forjan

Simul-solo with Michelle (just under 9 hrs car-to-car). Back at the Whitney Portal Store by 1PM for homemade fries!

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Route Climbed: North Ridge
Date Climbed: November 18, 2006

Climbed the north ridge with awagher. Encountered some hard snow on the route but it was possible to bypass most of it. Left Meysan Lake T/H parking lot just before 4:00a.m. Roped up for 3 pitches this time due to snow conditions. For some reason, we were both dragging ass (well, maybe not drinking enough water, the heavier pack due to colder conditions & climbing with mountain boots had something to do with it). I didn't top out until basically 2p.m. (10 hrs trailhead to summit). Waited an hour for Andrew to top out. We lost some time on the descent by taking the wrong chute and had to climb back up (we didn't want to face multiple raps, epic, etc). Found the regular NW slope descent but was painful because the ground was frozen (couldn't plunge-step on the frozen dirt/scree). Back to our car by 7p.m. (15 hrs car-to-car).

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Route Climbed: North Ridge
Date Climbed: July 29, 2006

Climbed with Rick Kent. Our plan was to wake up at 3:30a.m., however, a few late night sprinkles (were sleeping on the open) woke us up at 2:45a.m. or so. So, we left the Meysan Lake trailhead parking lot at 3:30a.m. We got to the 10,000-foot level cut-off just before twilight and decided to take a break here to wait for daylight. First tower is easily bypassed on the left with a 4th class downclimb on the other side. Crux is the 5.6 right-facing lieback (the one with 2 pitons) on the 2nd tower on the right. This was the only place we roped up. We managed to climb it as one single 50-meter pitch. At the 3rd tower, we followed a sandy path on the right for 100 yards or so and then went up from there on 3rd & 4th class rock to the summit. We topped out at 11:30a.m (8 hrs trailhead to summit). Warm day. Left summit just after 12:00p.m. and were back to our cars just before 3:00p.m. (11.5 hrs car-to-car). Excellent burger and home-made fries at the Whitney Portal Store (WPS) afterwards.

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Route Climbed: Traverse from Mt. LeConte
Date Climbed: September 10, 2005

Third (and last) peak of the day on my solo link-up of Mallory/LeConte/Lone Pine Peak. Left the Meysan trailhead at 5:00am. Summited Mallory at 10:01am, summited LeConte at 11:12am and finally Lone Pine Peak at 2:00pm. Waited 1/2 hour at the summit for jlemay and 2 SCMA students (Jeff and Mike) to top out from the north ridge. Then, I stayed with them until Grass Lake at which time I looked at my watch and it was 4:10pm; then, I took off running down the Meysan trail so that I could make it in time to the Portal to get Doug's homemade french fries (the kitchen closes at 6pm). Got there at 5:35pm.

Posted Jul 30, 2007 3:11 am

Bill562Lone Pine Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 13, 2007

Bill562

Climbed with Mike Zimmerman from campsite at Grass Lake
Posted May 15, 2007 1:58 am

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