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NoonduelerEast ridge route
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 1999


Clear day, fine views
Posted Nov 2, 2008 1:23 am

danman3156west ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2008


Solod the west ridge with a good friend. Great route! One of the best routes I have done.
Posted Oct 11, 2008 12:46 pm

biz2nd time's the charm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2008


Teamed up with fellow madman Squishy for a spectacular whirlwind tour. It was about 26 hours from Sacramento to the summit and back. First attempt was via the west ridge in June. Was turned back a mere 200 feet from the summit due to lightning. Very scary! The North Ridge was beautiful and great fun. The routefinding on the descent was interesting...
Posted Sep 22, 2008 2:39 am

sardudeW. Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2008


Next person to the top, please bring a new summit log!
Posted Sep 17, 2008 12:50 pm

KClossonSouth Slope from the East  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2008


My partner and I had the whole trail and mountain to ourselves on the day after Labor Day. The summit register could use another notebook. I signed a piece of paper someone left, but everything else was really full of signatures.
Posted Sep 11, 2008 8:56 pm

Dave SNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2008

Dave S

Climbed the North Ridge with Tana. Strong winds hit us pretty much the entire route, but still a great day! Fun route!!
Posted Sep 2, 2008 4:50 pm

Shirley LamTwo-fer  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2008

Shirley Lam

Summited North Peak via the NW Ridge and continued along the North Ridge to Conness. Nice exposure and great views! It was great to go light and do it car-to-car in a day. The West Ridge looks awesome...I'm planning to go back to Conness for that one!
Posted Aug 26, 2008 4:50 pm

cp0915South Slope via White Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2008


The otherwise uninteresting outing finally got semi-interesting at the top. Perhaps we should have done another route, but I wanted White as well.
Posted Aug 3, 2008 7:46 pm

GlennGEast ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2008


Fun hike with Glenn Baker. On our way down from Tahoe, we decided to hike this one. It was a perfect day with nice light cloud cover, and heavy mosquitoes. Still, a great hike, the east ridge was very nice.
Posted Jul 19, 2008 3:10 am

hikineddvia Young Lakes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2002


Fun SPS trip.
Posted Jul 1, 2008 6:31 pm

requiemAlpine Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2005


Saddlebag Lake TH to Alpine Lake to the summit. my first hike involving routefinding. very fun, especially the exposure crossing over from the summit plateau.
Posted Jan 23, 2008 3:30 am

rdesotaNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2007


Very fun climb. Group of five of us all unroped. Some downclimbed the 5.6, some rapp'd. All in all a quick and fun climb!
Posted Nov 7, 2007 10:13 am

catulluseast buttress to east ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2007


The east ridge is amazing! Recommendation: stay on the actual ridge crest as much as possible for more fun.
Posted Nov 5, 2007 12:15 am

BCLSouth Slope from the East  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2007


Boring route. Smoke from So Cal fires ruined views. Still, better than work!
Posted Oct 27, 2007 11:10 am

ZzyzxN. Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2007
Solo after climbing NW Ridge of North Peak. Met 3 guys from East side at the beginning of the ridge a we had a nice chat. One of them told me to climb the 1st tower on the right and it was indeed much better than going on the left side. Fun scramble, especially the last section after the 2nd tower.
Posted Oct 26, 2007 1:16 am

gomez13Yes and No  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2007


Came in from Saddle Bag lake and climbed the east ridge enroute to the West Ridge but could not find the correct chute to go down.after getting cliffed out a few times we went back up the east ridge and bagged the summit. we were the only guys climbing the east ridge with a rope and rack gotta go back and do that west ridge!
Posted Oct 20, 2007 11:13 am

tombcroninNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2006


Very long day. Need to simul climb until after the second rappel. Descent route is hidden behind ridge; easy to go toward White mtn which is the wrong way.
Posted Sep 25, 2007 12:42 pm

mfutch78Young Lakes up to Conness  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2006


Hiked up to Young Lakes and climbed Conness the next day. Fun hike and surprisingly not too crowded for Labor Day weekend in Yosemite.
Posted Sep 25, 2007 12:26 am

forjanNorth Ridge/West Ridge link-up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007


Soloed with Michelle and Deron (~ 9.5 hrs car-to-car). Next year: link-up North Peak's NW Ridge --> Conness North Ridge --> Conness West Ridge.

Route Climbed: North Ridge
Date Climbed: September 16, 2006

After a solo of the left couloir of North Peak, I continued on to the north ridge of Conness. On the second rappel from the 2nd tower, my 50m rope got stuck about half way. So, I had to go back up and free the rope caught under a flake. Was dragging ass because it took me 2.5 hrs from the summit of North Peak (10:45am) to the summit of Conness (1:15pm). My heavier mountaineering boots had something to do with it. Back at Saddlebag Lake parking lot at 3:55pm (~ 9.5 hrs roundtrip).

Route Climbed: West Ridge
Date Climbed: September 3, 2006

Climbed the west ridge with awagher. Long day. CTC=14.5 hrs.

Route Climbed: North Ridge
Date Climbed: September 6, 2003

Climbed the North Ridge with fellow SCMA member Steven Sauter. Route-finding was not a problem. We climbed unroped 'til we got to the top of the 2nd tower (just where there is a cordolette cord with 2 rings on it). We rappelled down the 2 pitches (this being the crux of the climb), and then I led all the pitches to the summit. After the 2nd rappel, all the pitches to the summit looked to me as class 4 with maybe a few 5.2 moves. We had good weather (clear & sunny), although it was windy on the ridge most of the time.

Route Climbed: East Ridge from Alpine Lake
Date Climbed: October 20, 2002

A nice fun climb. We were a party of four: mdostby, jimconsid, Will and I. We started walking around 6:35am from the hiker campground on Saddlebag Lake. We hiked cross-country close to the south side of the ridge coming from Saddlebag Lake dam. Took a snack break near Alpine Lake and then went onto scrambling up the East Ridge to the summit plateau. There was a cross cairn up there to mark for your way down. The final push was a short moderately exposed class 3 section. I reached the summit at 10:43am. Will, Jim and Mike followed. We all had lunch at the summit while enjoying the views. We had a fantastic day: sunny, almost windless, and very clear. We could see Half Dome clearly, Mt Lyell, Mt Dana, North Peak, Boundary Peak in Nevada, the Cathedral range among others. All in all, a great day!

Posted Sep 18, 2007 8:42 pm

Dennis PoulinEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007

Dennis Poulin

Gorgeous day !!! Lots of SP'ers on the summit together today. forjan you are an animal (running to the summit is superhuman). mybackyard and fossana only 4 minutes and 10 minutes behind forjan, you qualify as animals also with your second summit of the day!! wingding it was a pleasure to make your acquaintance along with Dave, Bruce, Alan, and Frank. I guess Mt Conness was violated from all 4 sides today.
Posted Sep 18, 2007 6:26 pm

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