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ChuckOHourglass Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2006


Wind, what wind?!?! Brrrrrr.
Posted Sep 18, 2006 8:06 pm

Dave DalyHourglass Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2006

Dave Daly

Debbi and I enjoyed easy couloir conditions on the way to the summit. The scree at the top of the couloir BLOWS!!
Posted Sep 15, 2006 3:13 pm

jonhershRoute Climbed: Hourglass Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 1999


My 1st snow climb in the Sierras as part of a Sierra Club WTC trip. It was such an fun climb that I've been hooked on climbing in the Sierras ever since. The views in this area are spectacular, particularly in the spring or early summer.
Posted Sep 1, 2006 2:09 am

cp0915Hourglass Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2006


Traversed over there after Pipsqueak Spire. Good day out.
Posted Jul 29, 2006 4:53 pm

DebRoute Climbed: Hourglass Couloir Date Climbed: 13 August 2005


Took a solo day trip for an attempt on Mt Dade via easiest way possible for someone with a bad shoulder. Wellll, I ended up doing some 5th class climbing anyway in an effort to avoid so much scree. SO MUCH SCREE! The couloir was awesome, what 300' of snow is left, and the scramble to the summit was great fun while stopping to breathe every 3rd move. Beautiful view from up top, watched the snow clouds roll in and once I had descended safely away to take off my helmet and don the MP3 player, it started raining and hailing the entire trip back to my truck. Too tired to take my jacket out of my pack...what's a little water and ice in the hair during a 12 hour day in the Sierras?! Think I'd like to try it again with more snow, postholing beats scree.
Posted Aug 15, 2005 12:47 pm

dshoshoneRoute Climbed: hourglass Date Climbed: July 10/2005  Sucess!


A lot of snow.
Posted Aug 2, 2005 1:57 pm

Sam MillsRoute Climbed: Steep slope right of Hourglass. Date Climbed: May 14, 2005  Sucess!

Sam Mills

Day hike. Lots of snow. Puked on summit.
Posted Jul 10, 2005 7:22 pm

gluballsRoute Climbed: Hourglass Couloir Date Climbed: July 4, 2005  Sucess!
Stunning. Um..... the couloir is steeper than it looks in the picutures.
Posted Jul 4, 2005 8:40 pm

CompletebumRoute Climbed: S. Slope Date Climbed: July 3, 2005  Sucess!


Tagged this one as a freebie after traversing over from Bear & Pipsqueak Spires. Perfect weather and never saw anyone past long lake. I've also never seen so many BMW's and Mercedes parked at a trailhead in my life.
Posted Jul 4, 2005 2:58 pm

balajisvRoute Climbed: Hourglass Couloir Date Climbed: 11 Jun 2005  Sucess!


Went with the Sierra Club (Loma Prieta - PCS). Conditions in the couloir were good. The Rock Creek drainage is very scenic.
Posted Jun 21, 2005 2:29 pm

SamanthaRoute Climbed: Hourglass Date Climbed: June 11, 2005  Sucess!


sweet climb w/dave kiene

met some cool Bay area climbers on the way up--nice to see some badass women mountaineers out there!
Posted Jun 16, 2005 4:17 pm

Dave KRoute Climbed: Hourglass Couloir Date Climbed: June 11, 2005  Sucess!
I climbed this mountain with my friend Samantha and a Sierra Club party that we met along the way. I thoroughly enjoyed this route. The conditions in the Hourglass Couloir were excellent. It wasn't as steep as I expected.
Posted Jun 13, 2005 11:22 am

Matthew HollimanRoute Climbed: South Slope Date Climbed: May 14, 2005  Sucess!

Matthew Holliman

Thoroughly enjoyable dayhike out of Rock Creek Lake with Sam, Michael and Bob on a picture-perfect day: blue skies, snow everywhere, a gorgeous setting. I don't care too much for Little Lakes Valley in the summer compared to elsewhere in the Sierra (too many people), but it's pretty darned nice in the spring. We'd hoped to climb the North Face, but recent unconsolidated snow made that a dicey proposition at best, so we climbed a small chute to the north of the Hourglass instead. Phenomenal summit views, some of the best I've ever seen in the Sierra.
Posted May 31, 2005 10:40 pm

forjanRoute Climbed: Hourglass Couloir Date Climbed: May 1, 2005  Sucess!


Climbed with a bunch people from the CMC. Lately, I seem to be climbing into white-out conditions. The leader (Ron) had a GPS with waypoints from when he climbed Dade before. So, we reached the summit with no problems. Great glissade back down to our tents.
Posted May 2, 2005 4:26 pm

cloudripprRoute Climbed: Hourglass Couloir Date Climbed: June, 1998  Sucess!


Fun SPS trip led by Tom M. & Nile S.
Posted Feb 13, 2005 5:50 pm

Steve LarsonRoute Climbed: Hourglass Couloir Date Climbed: May 1986  Sucess!

Steve Larson

Took a friend up for some spring skiing and peak bagging. It was his first time on skis. An athletic type, he was prone to thinking he could do anything physical he set his mind to. Kind of annoying at times. This was my revenge! Going in and up the peak was great, then skiing out with full pack, he kept falling and cursing. Oh well, dude. Live and learn. Great summit though. Worth doing again some day with more snow and skiing from the summit.
Posted Nov 13, 2004 1:22 am

RSN473Route Climbed: Hourglass Couloir Date Climbed: May 21, 2000, May 2005
Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2006


Excellent climb and fun glissade down. On the 2005 climb, encountered some near white-out conditions. Tried skiing down in 2006
Posted Mar 11, 2004 11:07 am

mtnfotoRoute Climbed: Hourglass Couloir Date Climbed: April 1988  Sucess!
Perfect corn made this seem not as steep as it is.
Posted Jan 20, 2004 1:12 pm

steelemanRoute Climbed: Hourglass Date Climbed: March 10, 2003


climbed and skied the hourglass. didn't make it all the way to the summit due to running out of time. will be back soon to dayhike/ski this peak.

trip report here.

Posted Oct 25, 2003 4:26 pm

asmrzRoute Climbed: The North Face Date Climbed: August 01, 1981  Sucess!


Robert Somoano and I climbed the Classic North Face from our camp at Dade Lake in August 1981. This was one of several trips I made over the years up this peak.
Posted Nov 16, 2002 7:14 pm

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