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plumeRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: Uh, 90's-2004  Sucess!


Fine climb.
Posted Feb 9, 2005 2:41 pm

GeneRoute Climbed: Various Date Climbed: 1978 - 1980  Sucess!
This was my favorite peak for a while. I used it to measure my acclimatization. I know I did it five times, maybe more. I love that peak.
Posted Dec 10, 2004 8:18 pm

Matthew HollimanRoute Climbed: West Ridge; North Ridge (East Ridge/Alpine Lake descent) Date Climbed: June 10, 2004; July 31, 2004  Sucess!

Matthew Holliman

The first time was a Ragged-Conness-White dayhike with Bob out of Tuolumne Meadows. The West Ridge is an awesome climb, great fun even with a rope--we simulclimbed most of it, but it would be cool to come back and solo it... if I can find a way to bypass the first couple of pitches! Those are beyond my limited soloing skills. A dusting of snow from a storm the day before made the 5.6 crux a bit spicy for me, as the snow tended to accumulate in all the holds.

The second visit was on the first day of Bob's Sierra Challenge, when we soloed the North Ridge (except for those darned rappels). Linking up that with the NW Ridge on North Peak was perhaps the most enjoyable day in the Sierra yet. Fantastic rock with bomber holds the whole way. I'll definitely be doing that one again.
Posted Nov 15, 2004 12:31 am

hyperbolictansRoute Climbed: East Ridge from Saddlebag Lake Date Climbed: 10th Oct. 2004  Sucess!


Started from Saddlebag Lake at 7:40am and reached the summit at about 12:30pm . Great weather. Climbed w/ 2 friends. There was another group of two who started off later but overtook us on the way up. They then led us on an interesting variation that bypassed Alpine lake on the way down. There is almost no more writing material in the summit ammo box. Do bring a notebook up if you're heading up there soon.
Posted Oct 11, 2004 2:04 pm

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: North Ridge (ascent) / East Ridge (descent) Date Climbed: July 31, 2004  Sucess!

Bob Burd

Day 1 of the 2004 Sierra Challenge, traversing from North Peak up the very fun North Ridge. We had 10 climbers on the route at one time, all soloing except for the two rappels - an amusing sight. Four of us took the not as great, but still fun East Ridge on the way down. Trip Report
Posted Sep 28, 2004 11:58 pm

stoneman5Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: September, 2003  Sucess!


fun romp. the approach is the crux. can move fast simul-ing, which I recommend.
Posted Sep 13, 2004 7:27 pm

songhikerRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: July 31, 2004  Sucess!


Some of the most amazing climbing I've done in the SIerras, esp. combined with North Peak... Day 1 of the Sierra Challenge.. :)
Posted Sep 7, 2004 5:02 pm

MishaRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: August 22, 2004  Sucess!


We started at 5am from the Sawmill campground, hoping to climb the West ridge. After hauling all our climbing gear to the East ridge, we realized that the weather that seemed so nice and peaceful in the morning is turning ugly. After deciding against the West ridge in such conditions, we tagged the summit as a consolation prize. This is the 2nd time this route defeats me... 3rd time is the charm!?
Posted Aug 24, 2004 7:41 pm

steelemanRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: July 31, 2004  Sucess!


Day One of the Sierra Challenge. Traverse from North Peak. Perfect Weather; Great Day! Click on thumb for trip report:

Posted Aug 18, 2004 12:50 pm

steelemanRoute Climbed: Glacier Route Date Climbed: June 14, 2004  Sucess!


Great trip to ski the Conness Glacier. Left from 120 (road was still closed) with full packs, dropped them at Greenstone and continued up glacier to summit. Camped at Greenstone and skied North Peak the next day. Click on thumb for trip report:

Posted Aug 18, 2004 12:47 pm

tahoeberneRoute Climbed: Saddleback Lake to the south ridge and north to the summit Date Climbed: Circa 1988 and 1990 summer  Sucess!


From Saddlebag Lake, I followed the creek drainage past the Carnegie Research station and ascended the south ridge from the east about two miles south of the peak. There, I caught the trail to the peak. Great views of the Yosemite area. I followed the same route both ascents.
Posted Aug 13, 2004 8:26 pm

josephgdawsonRoute Climbed: South Slope from the East Date Climbed: July 13, 2004  Sucess!


"Bag it, tag it, sell it to the butcher in the store."
Posted Aug 13, 2004 2:48 am

PellucidWombatRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: July 31, 2004  Sucess!


The second peak of the day for the first day of the Sierra Challenge. The solo climbing was fun and very solid.
Posted Aug 10, 2004 4:17 pm

ShaaseRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: 8/3/2004  Sucess!


Afternoon start provided nice alpenglow descent. I was surely "shot down" by a fighter jet giving thumbs up sign then banking towards Cathedral Peak. Great day....
Posted Aug 10, 2004 2:45 pm

fedakRoute Climbed: South Slope from the East Date Climbed: 1-Aug-2004  Sucess!


Somewhere I got the idea that there was a class 3 route to the right of the glacier. Nope. Got stopped out near the top of the glacier. Went back the next day and did the easy class 2 route up the south slope.

Pics are here
Posted Aug 10, 2004 11:41 am

kovarpaRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: August 7, 2004  Sucess!


We got off route at the begining and had to climb the cliffs to gain the ridge - this cost us maybe 2-3 hours of time. Got to the summit at 8pm - great climbing all along and the views are awesome! Descended via East Ridge and Alpine Lake - we got a little lost in the dark... back at car at 3am...
Posted Aug 9, 2004 11:44 pm

Sam MillsRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: July 31, 2004  Sucess!

Sam Mills

Climbed this route with Bob Burd and his group on day one of the 2004 Sierra Challenge. We started with the Northwest Ridge of North Peak and linked it up with this route. Climbed without ropes except for the rappels off the second tower. Descent via the East Ridge.
Posted Aug 5, 2004 1:34 am

Dave KRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: June 19, 2004  Sucess!
Second time on this fun route. Still, for some reason, I haven't been able to finish this route before dark, and this time was no exception.
Posted Jul 25, 2004 11:53 pm

Dave KRoute Climbed: West Ridge (sort of) Date Climbed: July 24, 2004  Sucess!
Started off on the wrong ridge--just north of the West Ridge. The first 5 pitches of this variation were, nonetheless, high quality moderate climbing. We ended up doing a bit of downclinbing and a rap to get on the actual route. We finished on the actual West Ridge, which is simply spectacular. This was my 5th time on the summit.
Posted Jul 25, 2004 11:50 pm

bobpickeringRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: June 27, 2004  Sucess!


My original objective was just to climb the West Ridge of Mt. Conness. I talked myself into making a rather long day out of it. I began at Saddlebag Lake and walked around North Peak and up to North Peak's Northwest Ridge. The climb up North Peak was pleasant, but the 5.3 rating is a joke. It's just a walkup with a few third class moves for interest.

From North Peak, I headed over to Mt. Conness and climbed the North Ridge, which I had climbed several times before. Next, I downclimbed the West Face of Mt. Conness, mostly on third class rock just north of the West Ridge. I accidentally downclimbed about 200 feet too far and had to climb back up to the start of the route.

Both prongs of the West Ridge looked inviting, but the left one looked easier than 5.6. I started up the right prong and found excellent 5.6 climbing. Several times, I encountered moves I didn't want to solo, so I backed down a ways and found something more to my liking. I stayed on the crest of the ridge as much as I could and reached the summit 55 minutes after starting up. This climb definitely deserves Croft's "Awesome ***" rating!

Posted Jun 28, 2004 9:59 pm

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