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rhyangNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2006


Climbed with Kris - started at 5am from Saddlebag Lake, got to col between N. Ridge Conness and North Peak around 8, atop second tower by 9:50, summit around 11:45.

Supertopo mentioned two raps from the second tower - we downclimbed the first 30' 5.5 rap, then Kris downclimbed the second 60' 5.6 rap. I chickened out and used the rope on the second rap instead of downclimbing. Oh well ...

Simul-soloed the remainder of the N. Ridge from there - very fun fourth and low fifth class. It would have sucked to pitch out this section, and probably taken a lot longer.

Brought 8.5mm x 50m half rope and a spartan rock rack, rock shoes, and didn't use any of it (except for the rope). Did entire route in approach shoes.

A bit of snow on the descent via Alpine Lake, but it was soft, suncupped and fairly low angle. Back to cars around 2:40pm.

Beautiful cloudless and pleasant day, with superb views from the top. We put a new notebook in the summit register, since DustysDawg advised us the existing logs were full. There was a section of rope affixed to the second rap station, which we removed and packed out.
Posted Aug 14, 2006 7:13 am

ZzyzxNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2006
Climbed with Rob (rhyang). Beautiful day, perfect weather, fun climb. We brought a rope and some gear, but didn't use it, downclimbing wasn't too bad. The section above the 2nd tower is fun, especially when you're right on the ridge with the sheer East wall below you.
Posted Aug 14, 2006 2:03 am

James_WEast Ridge via Saddlebag Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2006


Climbed direct from lake, followed ridge entire time.
Posted Aug 7, 2006 2:15 am

ShanoHarding Route - wow...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006


w/ Brian. Amazing route. Another Harding plum
Posted Jul 25, 2006 11:19 pm

joe_akeemRoute Climbed: South Slope from the East  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2004


Great Views and not too many people.
Posted Jul 20, 2006 9:36 am

kovarpaWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006


High quality, moderate difficulty route, climbed with Misha. Approach from Saddlebag Lake side, snow above 10,500 ft. 15.5 hrs roundtrip.
Posted Jul 8, 2006 4:15 am

Bill KishMultiple Summits via the North and East Ridges  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 1999

Bill Kish

This was my first real Sierra summit and since then I have returned many times. I have climbed this on different occasions with Mark Scrivner, Paul Rasmussen ('99), Fraser Street, Brian Zambrano ('04), and Seth Redmore. The North Ridge is an absolute delight, and I really can't wait to get on the west ridge. NR x3 w/ Marina, 7-26-09; NRx4 w/ the meetup 9-11-10; NRx5 w/ the meetup 9-17-11 (via NW Ridge of North Peak)
Posted May 24, 2006 7:48 am

mountainmattWalk Up


Cruised the walk up with my friends from TML.
Posted Mar 18, 2006 6:00 am

Paddyrocknorth ridge
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2005


climbed north ridge with the brother
good day out.
Posted Mar 6, 2006 8:44 pm

thall23North ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2004


First true Alpine Climb done with a hang over. More snow on hand holds than expected.
Posted Feb 19, 2006 3:09 am

old5tenRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: August 2002  Sucess!


fun route, great planned bivy on top
Posted Jan 26, 2006 3:59 pm

dshoshoneRoute Climbed: South slope from the East Date Climbed: Sept 2003  Sucess!


Started around 3pm and got back about 7pm.
Posted Nov 10, 2005 6:38 pm

steelemanRoute Climbed: Bike to Sawmill, East Ridge to North Ridge to Y-Couloir Date Climbed: June 28, 2005  Sucess!


Crazy day playing hooky from work. Biked from 120 to Sawmill, hiked to snowline, skied up east ridge, climbed over summit and downclimbed the north ridge, traversed back over the summit to the Y-Couloir, skied the Y and glacier, then exited via Greenstone and Saddlebag. Trip report here.
Posted Nov 7, 2005 12:54 pm

Matt WorsterRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: July 2004  Sucess!

Matt Worster

Still one of my all-time favorite ascents. Loved the exposure, loved the rock, loved the direct ascent, love my partner. It was an amazing (although incredibly long) day. We started from Young Lakes and returned to Tuolumne for a 20 hr RT (no need for others to go this slowly!).
Posted Nov 2, 2005 10:36 am

Michael GraupeRoute Climbed: N ridge Date Climbed: July 31, 2004  Sucess!

Michael Graupe

Day 1 of the 2004 Sierra Challenge. Traversed over from North Peak. Rappelled the 2nd tower and soloed the rest. Great climb.
Posted Oct 19, 2005 10:14 pm

Michael GraupeRoute Climbed: Glacier route (ascent), East Ridge (descent) Date Climbed: June 2001  Sucess!

Michael Graupe

One of my first more serious dayhikes in the Sierra.
Posted Oct 19, 2005 10:11 pm

ripper333Route Climbed: north ridge Date Climbed: august 2005  Sucess!
early start from saddlebag.. killer weather..

soloed all but rap from tower.. great time...

climbed with dave...
Posted Oct 18, 2005 3:30 pm

ripper333Route Climbed: west ridge Date Climbed: sept 2005  Sucess!
started early from sawmill campground.. was able to

solo this one.. beautiful conditions.. wish we had

left the gear at camp! climbed with steve...
Posted Oct 18, 2005 3:28 pm

tdoughtyRoute Climbed: many  Sucess!


glacier and y gully, east ridge, se slopes.
Posted Oct 16, 2005 12:37 pm

derbillyRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: September 18, 2005  Sucess!


Beautiful day in a gorgeous area. The east ridge route is very nice if you stay close to the ridge crest with great views.
Posted Sep 19, 2005 6:27 pm

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