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EastcoastMikeHorse Creek Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007

EastcoastMike

Climbed with my girlfriend from Twin Lakes. Found a superb campsite near a little lake along Horse Creek. Left our site at about 7 am hit the summit by 11 am, were back to the Mono Village parking lot by about 4 to find a bear ripped the door off our car! Bummer!
Posted Jul 16, 2007 4:09 pm

Matt Worstervia Horse Creek Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007

Matt Worster

Ascended with Mike H. as a day trip and scout out for a potential visit to the North Arete. Guide books are right, we'll do that as a two-dayer if we pull the trigger on it! Great weather, superb views down to Lyell and up to Sonora Pass area.
Posted Jul 16, 2007 12:48 am

kovarpaSomething on North Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2007

kovarpa

We (+Kris) climbed something on North Arete and I really enjoyed it but it was harder than 5.5/5.6, more like 5.7/5.8. Great time!
Posted Jul 10, 2007 9:57 pm

forjanNorth Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2007

forjan

Climbed with MikeSash on a windy as f*ck day. Froze our a$$e$ off! Lost an hour at the start as I got off route and had to downclimb. There were two other parties as well. Quite a bit of loose rock, too. Got home to LA at 3AM.
Posted Jun 26, 2007 12:37 am

metasyn11East Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2007

metasyn11

Headed up the mostly snow-free and very loose east couloir from Twin Lakes. The climbing was good and so was the day. I didn't want to get off the summit everything was so beautiful and perfect, but eventually I descended via horse creek pass.
Posted Jun 25, 2007 10:28 pm

PantilatEast Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 12, 2007

Pantilat

Great intro to the Sierra!
Posted Jun 20, 2007 2:34 am

VladislavEast Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2006

Vladislav

Inspiration is found
In soft snow and towering rock spires,
In fleeting shadows of clouds,
Not in the ramblings
Of some mediocre writer.
Posted Apr 6, 2007 7:46 pm

littlefrantzEast Couloir, Ski Dreams  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2007

littlefrantz

Awesome splitboarding trip. Even some wind-packed powder up at the top of Ski Dreams! I think I'm in love with these here Sierras.
Posted Mar 21, 2007 8:40 pm

mow10N Arete to Double Dihedral (oops)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2006

mow10

Last pitch of Double Dihedral is one of the best pitches ever. Dihedral curves, pinches off, step to a white face with a 5.8 vertical crack system up to the tip of the pyramid....awesome.
Posted Mar 17, 2007 7:05 am

hockeymanNice relaxing trip - North Arete  Sucess!

hockeyman

Had planned on 4 days - nice easy trip. Made it up from Twin Lakes in an easy day. Set up camp by the small lake. Summited the next day. No issues. Did the North Arete. A bit hard to find the start. Kicked back in camp on Day 3 and hiked a bit. Decided to hike out that afternoon.
Posted Mar 7, 2007 4:57 pm

MichaelJEast Couloir, 5.6 variation
Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2007

MichaelJ

Adam and I postholed up to 8.4k (snowshoes in the car) for a winter attempt on the N. Arete. Twin Lakes was pretty dry but a recent storm had left a couple of feet of unconsolidated snow higher up. Ditched the rack and rope at camp and postholed another 4k feet the next morning, leaving the tent at 3am, on the summit by 10. Climbed the E. Couloir and ridge, soloing some 5th class rock to keep things interesting. Couldn't find summit register under the snow. Beautiful weather.
Posted Feb 20, 2007 10:32 pm

KevinEldonMissed the trail, sunk in the snow
Date Climbed: Nov 18, 2006

KevinEldon

Didn't make the summit. I missed the trail hiking in from twin lakes and rambled through forest some boggy meadows and then took the wrong chute up toward Horse Creek pass. The snow was 2-3 feet deep and way too soft in the drifts at 9000 feet and the chute I picked was a very very bad choice. Oh well... it was a beautiful day and beautiful set of mountains.
Posted Nov 22, 2006 3:18 am

soslawS. East Slope
Date Climbed: Oct 29, 2006

soslaw

Stunning Fall vistas with peaks softened by the autumn light. Climbed solo. Sunny on top but with a cold breeze.
Posted Oct 30, 2006 4:40 pm

mlarkin2002Failed attempt due to weather
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2006
Rained / snowed to scare a group of four of us away from the peak. We turned around at Horse Creek Pass.
Posted Oct 21, 2006 9:08 pm

Peak BaguetteRoute Climbed: SE Slope from Twin Lakes, Date Climbed 10.15.06  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2006

Peak Baguette

Kerouac said it best "Here we are by the fresh pure lake walkin along in this good air, by God, it's a haiku in itself."
Posted Oct 16, 2006 5:10 pm

cyarmakAlmost
Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2006

cyarmak

This was my first time in this area, and from twin lake up to the apline lake i was very exited to get climbing. The first day was great, hiking up to the base was warm for september. Then came the next day, it started out very, very nice. A few clouds in the sky to block the direct sun light, and no wind. But at about 10am after 3 pitches on the North Arete, the wind started to pick up a lot. Then sitting at a belay, i hear a yell from one of my party members, Dan. "i think we are going to start back down." When i got up to them, i look to the west and the sky had turned from a beautiful day to black clouds. So down we started, and after about 10 mins of setting up, it stated to snow, and got colder, and much winder. So we got down. The peak won the battle, but ill be back to win the war.
Posted Oct 11, 2006 9:13 pm

KerstinSoutheast slope.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2006

Kerstin

We camped at around 9200 feet in Horse Creek Canyon. It was extremely windy and hard to use our stove. The next day we hiked to the pass and started up Matterhorn Peak. This was a spur of the moment trip. We were driving through Bridgeport on our way to Bishop. We'd planned to do something in the Bishop Creek area. We both decided we didn't want to drive that far so we got a permit and headed to Twin Lakes. The lack of information about the area made for a fun little adventure. I did have the maps and a compass. The southeast slope was a slog, with bottomless loose gravel in a lot of places. Spiller Creek Canyon was so beautiful! After grunting our way up the loose rock and gravel, I found the summit ridge to be a lot of fun. We went straight up some very solid class three rock to reach it. The view from the top was amazing.
Posted Sep 1, 2006 1:44 am

renaistreEast Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2006

renaistre

Aside from a lot of loose rocks and dirt in the chute, it was a fun climb. Great weather, beautiful views. We almost lost part of our lunch in one of the many deep cracks at the summit. There were six in our party.
Posted Aug 8, 2006 1:51 pm

jtreeEast Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2006

jtree

Larry S. and I tagged the summit via Horse Creek in 13 hours round trip. The views from the summit are awesome even for a Sierra peak!
Posted Aug 1, 2006 7:48 am

kovarpaUp West couloir, down East Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2006

kovarpa

Very enjoyable climb with Vendulka with a combination of snow and rock climbing. Up West Couloir, traverse summit ridge, down East Couloir. Roundtrip 11.5 hrs from Twin Lakes.
Posted Jul 8, 2006 4:13 am

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