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MichaelJS2N  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2006

MichaelJ

Soloed to the north summit with Kristina. The climbing to gain the ridge and the 5.7 crack to the north summit were the most fun but the entire stroll was a blast.

Approach: Plenty of easy snow fields to cross to get to the Echo shoulder, then some steep snow fields on the final Matthes approach (I kicked steps in approach shoes and was glad to have a trekking pole for balance).

Rap beta: From the north summit, a short vertical rap got us to the next station, then two full length raps (60m rope) got us to the top of the snow field, which we skirted with some class 4 rock downclimbing.

The summit register could use a new book if anyone is going up there.
Posted Jul 5, 2006 5:19 pm

jeffnS-N Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2006
Solo'd to the North Tower with Dug which means I got to carry the rope for the rappel. Lots of snow on the approach. No bugs, no wind. The perfect day climb.
Posted Jun 24, 2006 1:21 pm

dervinHow I like to spend my Mondays!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2005

dervin

Cheers.
Posted Jun 20, 2006 3:58 am

RileywynaRoute Climbed: traverse Date Climbed: aug 2001  Sucess!

Rileywyna

Had to rap off at the start of the traverse do to in coming weather
Posted Dec 18, 2005 8:34 am

plumeRoute Climbed: ridge Date Climbed: 8-05  Sucess!

plume

Great climb. Will go back.
Posted Nov 7, 2005 10:31 pm

tdoughtyRoute Climbed: S to N Traverse  Sucess!

tdoughty

With James Barnett..Fun!!
Posted Oct 16, 2005 1:43 pm

forjanRoute Climbed: S to N Traverse Date Climbed: September 4, 2005  Sucess!

forjan

A long day (15 hrs car-to-car) as we climbed this beautiful ridge as a party of three (Mark Ingram, Sam Eichelberger and I). We belayed the first 2 pitches to get to the crest (60M ropes) and then simul-climb until the notch between the south and north summit. Belayed the last pitch to get to the north summit. As it was getting late, we rapped off the north summit. I guess I gotta go back and finish the full traverse some day.
Posted Sep 9, 2005 1:59 am

ripper333Route Climbed: south to north traverse Date Climbed: august 2005
with steve
Posted Aug 31, 2005 6:20 pm

saladRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: 1999ish  Sucess!

salad

long day car to car, as ropes got stuck rapping... sweet route.
Posted Aug 11, 2005 3:37 pm

rdesotaRoute Climbed: South to North Traverse Date Climbed: July 27, 2005  Sucess!

rdesota

Climbed with Derek Bomholt. Simul-climbed the whole thing except that last pitch to the North Summit. An awesome fun climb on a beautiful day in the Sierra. Much easier than it looked. Took the 5.8 variation at the North Summit to cap off a great day.
Posted Jul 30, 2005 12:52 pm

kovarpaRoute Climbed: South to North Traverse Date Climbed: July 23, 2005  Sucess!

kovarpa

Very fine climb with Misha. Great rock. Beatiful scenery. I really enjoyed it.
Posted Jul 26, 2005 12:39 am

MishaRoute Climbed: South to North traverse (full ridge) Date Climbed: July 23, 2005  Sucess!

Misha

My 2nd climb of the route in one year. This time we bagged both South and North summits and continued for the rest of the ridge. Belayed for three pitches, rapped from the South summit to the notch, solo'd the rest of the 1st half of the route and simul'd the 2nd half. The 2nd half of the route was more exposed and technically challenging than I anticipated. One of the exposed ~5.8 downclimbs on the 2nd half of the route almost got me, but I presevered thanks to the calm encouragement by my climbing partner, Pavel. I could not wish for a more solid partner to do this route with. The weather was impeccable! We started from the trailhead at around 6:15am and returned at 8pm. A long and beautiful day!
Posted Jul 25, 2005 12:33 pm

aleasureRoute Climbed: South to North traverse Date Climbed: August 2004  Sucess!
Typical Sierra ridge climbing. Not really my thing, but still fun. Good views.
Posted Jul 14, 2005 7:51 pm

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: South - North traverse Date Climbed: July 30, 2004  Sucess!

Bob Burd

Climbed with Romain & Rene the full length of the ridge, minus the two northernmost towers. The outstanding climbing was surpassed only by the outstanding partners I had with me - a truly great day. Only roped for the one pitch to the North Summit - might have to try soloing it next time. :-) Trip Report
Posted Sep 28, 2004 11:47 pm

MishaRoute Climbed: South to North traverse Date Climbed: September 5, 2004  Sucess!

Misha

Insane climbing! We roped up for 3 pitches (2 pitches to get to the crest and 1 pitch from the notch to the North summit) and solo'd the rest. We will be back next year, for sure!

Posted Sep 7, 2004 12:21 pm

gordonyeRoute Climbed: South to North Traverse Date Climbed: August 21, 2004

gordonye

This has got to be one of the most aesthetic peaks. Climbed with Dirk (Diggler) on a day hike. What a beautiful climb with fun exposure, and the approach is very scenic too. Unfortunately stormy weather forced us to bail near the South Summit.
Posted Aug 23, 2004 1:54 pm

RomainRoute Climbed: South to North Traverse Date Climbed: July 30th, 2004  Sucess!

Romain

Climbed with Bob Burd and Rene' Renteria. A great day. The best part of the climb is the airy ridge traverse North of the summit. There is awesome exposure and some pretty interesting downclimbs. A photo TR can be found here.
Posted Aug 1, 2004 5:00 pm

stoneman5Route Climbed: south to north summit Date Climbed: july 10, 2004  Sucess!

stoneman5

Very fun route. Technically, not terribly challenging, but good exposure and location -- all day.
Posted Jul 21, 2004 10:40 am

ShaaseRoute Climbed: The crest Date Climbed: 06/21/2004  Sucess!

Shaase

Some of the best exposure in Sierra's. Highly reccommend completing the fin north of North Summit.
Posted Jun 22, 2004 1:00 pm

mtnfotoRoute Climbed: S to N Traverse Date Climbed: Aug 1977 July 1997  Sucess!
Climbed this with Sheldon Moomaw in the 70's and Mark Bowling twenty years later. Day hiked it both times. I wrote an article about this route for Rock and Ice magazine a few years ago.
Posted Jan 22, 2004 3:27 pm

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