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bcdSouth to North  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2004


can't imagine wearing a rope on this one. More trouble than it's worth. And despite what some guidebooks say, the second half (past the summit) is excellent.
Posted Mar 19, 2007 1:31 am

hockeymanKIller place!  Sucess!


Went south to north. Came up and over Cockscomb. Excellent day great/weather/good partner.
Posted Mar 7, 2007 6:06 pm

MichaelJS2N  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2006


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


Posted Jun 20, 2006 3:58 am

RileywynaRoute Climbed: traverse Date Climbed: aug 2001  Sucess!


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!


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

tdoughtyRoute Climbed: S to N Traverse  Sucess!


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

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


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!


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!


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!


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!


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!


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


Second time a charm! Climbed with Mike Chen in August 2014 from south end to the North Summit. The last 5.7 face pitch was sketchy, but once we took off packs it became doable. Very exciting climb!

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!


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!


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

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