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AmbretVia SW Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2013


Summitted with Ruvicha via Horse Creek Canyon and the southwest slope. A very long day for us, but it was great to get to the top after having had to turn back last year. Spectacular views in all directions.
Posted Aug 23, 2013 1:04 am

orbitorFrom Horse Creek Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2013


Summer Sierra season got under way with a solid climb of the northernmost SPS Emblem Peak. Trail from Twin Lakes up Horse Creek is ok, then all cross-country. Went up the side way too early and ended up climbing some very steep and loose terrain. Route up to Horse Creek Pass was very blocky. From HCP, a slog in the sand to near the summit; two steps up, one down. Very frustrating and exhausting. Eventually reached the solid rock near the top, climbed class 3 blocks to highpoint. Tremendous views in all directions. The off-trail, boulder-hoping part on the way back felt never-ending. Tough one-day ascent, but some of the best views anywhere!
Posted Aug 14, 2013 7:31 pm

CWesselsVia East Coul.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2013


I can't remember the exact date, so this is approximate.

The east couloir was just a slog. The only class 3 section (and the only part that was fun) is after you reach the saddle at the top of the couloir. Otherwise, it's class 2. I think the west coul. is probably a better scramble. In late season, do everything in your power to avoid the sand and talus on the west side of the snowfield; that is some of the steepest, LOOSEST choss I have ever hiked on. Ever.
Posted Jul 14, 2013 6:35 pm

ernestssonA Little In Over Our Heads


Inspired by Dharma Bums, a desire to get more into mountain climbing, and the proximity to my grandparents' cabin (in the Virginia Lakes valley a few valleys over to the southeast) I decided to try to climb this peak with my girlfriend. Too ambitious. Also didn't do my homework well.
We approached the peak from the north, scrambling up the East Couloir (as near as I can tell), making it to within at most 500 feet of the summit, but we weren't sure where to go from the east ridge and had reached our turnback time. We weren't as comfortable with the terrain as we'd like so descended via the Southeast Slope and Horse Creek Pass, getting to back to the trailhead well after dark.
Will have to come back, with a USGS map and better planning, and give it another try!
Posted Jun 11, 2013 1:40 am

Saluki72Great Trip!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2013


Awesome trip up, snow was a little sketchy coming back down but the views up top were worth it.
Posted Apr 18, 2013 7:53 pm

HyadventureNorth Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2012


A long a$$ drive to make a long a$$ climb. I thought I was toast by the time I finished the approach. Let my partner lead P1 and by the time it was my turn to lead my head was back into it. Lead P2 (very easy) P4 (Spicy and long) a short P5 (only places 1 peice) and the interesting 4th class traverse to the true summit. My partner got the money pitch P6.
Posted Oct 19, 2012 3:13 pm

HyadventureRe: Matterhorn via Hörnli ridge with guide


This log is for Matterhorn Peak in California. You might want to move this post.
Posted Oct 19, 2012 3:03 pm

ChuckONorth Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2012


Successful climb & summit with Paul F.; trip was full definition of "mountaineering = nice!; Paul lead all the pitches of technical climb (thanks!); the 5.6 crack pitch on the blank face with lots of air was awesome!!; tough (for me) final move onto top-out of climb.
Posted Oct 15, 2012 3:01 pm

roylacMatterhorn via Hörnli ridge with guide  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2012


I'm not an experienced climber but my story and video might be helpful for others who are planning this climb.
Posted Sep 6, 2012 2:50 pm

Vitaliy M.Double Dihedral  Sucess!

Vitaliy M.

Did double Dihedral and traversed to Dragtooth and Doodad after
Posted Aug 27, 2012 3:39 pm

seanoStandard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2012


Kind of a crappy sand slog, but with a good view. Day 1 of the Sierra Challenge. Trip report.
Posted Aug 11, 2012 9:30 pm

mengboSE slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2012


day hike from Twin Lakes. there was a heavy thunder storm the night before in that area.
Posted Aug 6, 2012 2:27 pm

bedellympiannice  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2012


sub 4 hours from car to summit. probably my favorite area in the sierras. great views.
Posted Jul 8, 2012 11:18 pm

Travissmith2251Matterhorn rocks   Sucess!


favorite mountain so far
Posted Jun 22, 2012 7:12 pm

sardudeDid it.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2006


I don't remember when!?!? First time from Mono Villege NE chute slow & sandy w/ Dave G. & Judy R.. 2nd time North Arete 5.7ish w/ Paul D.
Posted Jan 13, 2012 1:30 am

Polarsun1First Ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2011


Bob Shonerd and I put up a new route (Direct North Face, 5.7+) this season which avoids the looser lower sections of the North Arete. We established 55 - 60m rappels at every belay and were down in minutes. Excellent climbing!
Posted Dec 22, 2011 9:14 pm

LincolnB1987  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 1987


On a backpack trip with sister Gwen, brother Jon and a friend
Posted Dec 6, 2011 9:14 pm

Vitaliy M.Re: North Arete

Vitaliy M.

I heard this climb scared you quite a bit : )
Posted Nov 10, 2011 12:26 am

bedellympianEarly Snow
Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2011


I wanted to bag a last fall peak before heading up to the NW on a road trip. Had a freak snow storm in the Sierras a couple days before but decided to try the Matterhorn anyway because of easy access from Twin Lakes. It was a beautiful sunny day. Got only up to about 8500' and was post-holing through to my waist. Guess I'll have to try another time.
Posted Oct 11, 2011 3:46 pm

aranSnow, sleet, hail- "0% chance of percipitation" on North Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2011


Great trip- watched summer turn to fall turn to early winter over night. The snow field has retreated off the gully so access without crampons wasn't so bad. Beautiful summit, though snowing when we got there! Turned to rain as we descended all the way back to Twin Lakes. Excellent weekend.
Posted Oct 1, 2011 8:42 pm

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