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mtneeringbetter late  Sucess!


than never to sign this thing
Posted Feb 14, 2013 11:00 pm

rdesotaGreat Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2003


Climbed with my soon to be wife and had an absolutely great time. The third class is truly epic. Sounds like an oxymoron. Beautiful.
Posted Oct 8, 2012 12:34 pm

SkyPilot84Northeast Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2012


From Finger Lake. We started the route via the loose, red chute (as opposed to Secor's chute). After that we decided the left branch of the main chute looked more promising so we took it. The summit was only a few hundred feet to the left of the top of this chute. We couldn't find the summit register.
Posted Aug 14, 2012 11:29 pm

cabNortheast Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2012


Overnight hike from Glacier Lodge with three friends. Just before we crossed the bridge across the North Fork, we encountered a rattlesnake but had no other excitement reaching camp at Finger Lake.

Got an early start the next morning and had no trouble negotiating the boulders to the start of the route. We went out onto the glacier for 50 vertical feet or so (used crampons and axe, but probably not necessary) and easily found the ramp leading to the chute. We stepped over the 1-foot wide gap onto solid rock and then up the ramp to the chute. Climbing the chute was great fun with lots of steep, solid rock that didn't feel very exposed. After summitting, we returned the same way, knocking some rocks down in the process. Don't forget your helmet on this one! Definitely one of my favorite Sierra climbs to date.
Posted Aug 6, 2012 3:18 pm

dstevenson0204Intense but Fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2011


This was the peak that got me started into mountaineering. Super steep and great exposure! I loved this climb.
Posted Aug 2, 2012 5:09 pm

Bill562NE Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2012


Via glacier approach with Alvin W, camped at the base on the way back. CA 14er #12 for me, 13 for Alvin
Posted Jul 31, 2012 12:40 am

barrel47NE Face with Two Teens  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2012
With my 14 year old son, my neighbor and his 13 year old son, set out on June 23 and backpacked up to the the tarn just below the Middle Palisade Glacier. Reasonably tough hike, especially the last 1.5 miles of boulder hopping and talus sliding. We left at 5:30am the next morning and enjoyed the sun rise just as we headed up the main moraine. The glacier was still pretty firm, but we made it to the ledge with hiking boots and poles. No problem getting on the ledge, no gap yet. Very enjoyable climbing the entire way up without another party on the mountain (or anywhere in the area for that matter). About 2/3 of the way up, I led the group into a right chute when I should have gone left. Some class 4 in this section that had me concerned about the trip down. At the top of this chute we topped out on a "false" summit (a great summit on its own with a flat top about the size of a kitchen table, very cool), we then down climbed from here and completed the climb from the "correct" chute. Back in camp for dinner that night and then the long walk out on the 25th. Truly an amazing adventure. Our two teens knocked off the adventure with ease.
Posted Jun 26, 2012 5:14 pm

Ol WalsherNortheast Face
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2011

Ol Walsher

Great day with Jed and Chad.
Posted Jun 17, 2012 11:50 pm

krrt2000East Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 1993


Great climb, one month after knee micro surgery
Posted Feb 26, 2012 10:26 am

danman3156East Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2011


Fun 3rd class! Second day of a two week backpacking trip.
Posted Nov 8, 2011 1:17 am

ssbclimberMiddle Palisade
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2010


Attempted with Ezra Danciu. Couldn't find the entry chute and glacier had receded way back from the rock being so late in the year. Looks awesome and will definitely try again. Next time I'll camp at Finger Lake though. It's a long haul to make car to car in a day.
Posted Oct 8, 2011 2:25 am

QuadaxialSuccess on Northeast Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2011


Fantastic class 3! Definitely veered into some class 4 at times, but wonderful.
Posted Oct 5, 2011 12:18 am

cbuelowNortheast Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2011


Great day with JedSMG and Ol' Walsher...camped at Finger Lake and had the route to ourselves...
Posted Sep 19, 2011 1:10 am

Mark NNE Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2011

Mark N

Third attempt - first and second attempts were in late season/low snow years and the first move off the glacier was considerably harder. Much easier this time!
Posted Sep 13, 2011 8:28 pm

oliverkaltNE-face, great climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2011


Great route on good rock with the usual slight gravel topping. The entry ledge was easy to spot and the rest was obvious. Perfect weather, perfect climb, perfect day!
Posted Aug 21, 2011 1:56 pm

KapelmuurAs a dayhike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2011


Long day from the trailhead up Northeast Face--16 hours roundtrip. Perfect weather but hellish mosquito warfare through Willow Lake area.
Posted Aug 9, 2011 2:22 pm

TheNobleSunfishSecond time!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2010


Fun ascent by the standard route with Caltech Alpine Club.
Posted Jul 25, 2011 8:18 pm

Vitaliy M.awesomeness   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2010

Vitaliy M.

favorite scramble, make sure there is a party ahead for more fun. Day-hike with Chad.
Posted Jun 28, 2011 4:31 pm

TheNobleSunfishAmazing Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2009


First real class 3 route. Fantastic.
Posted May 3, 2011 2:31 am

GigaMikeNE Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2010


Did a day climb of the NE Face with Richard P.
Posted Feb 4, 2011 12:45 pm

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