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Brad MastrosNorth Coulior  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2007

Brad Mastros

Great snow climb with Miguel Forjan and Dave German.
Posted Mar 26, 2007 9:47 pm

gregoryvSoutheast Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2006


Beautiful climb. Great ridge climbing with significant exposure.
Posted Nov 7, 2006 10:22 pm

plumeSoutheast Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2006


Without a doubt, a Sierra classic. Climbed this with the wife, Caroline, and we had a perfect day. The ridge is the best part of the route.
Posted Sep 25, 2006 6:41 pm

cp0915SE Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2006


Perhaps the best route I've yet done in the Sierra. Great day out with Rick K.
Posted Sep 25, 2006 3:36 pm

CompletebumClassy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2006


I dayhiked the SE Face with Rick. The two main cracks were waterfalls when we got there so we went up a variation 15 ft to the left and rejoined the route on the slabs. The final ridge to the summit was a classic finish to a fun route.
Posted Jun 26, 2006 10:12 pm

thebeave7Route Climbed: West Ridge/South Face Date Climbed: 9/25/05  Sucess!


Beautiful spring day walking through the changing aspens. Windy all around, took the short cut up the dry creek bed from below Puite Lake. No more than class 2, saved a lot of time. Then ascended the West Face to the NW summit. Winds were strong(30-40mph) and air temp was around 35, so my fingers were numb within 10min. Followed the ridge as close as possible, though I was often affraid of getting blown off. Fun scramble along the ridge, quick scree ski down the most Easternly chute on the South Face.

Eric J Lee
Posted Sep 25, 2005 9:32 pm

PellucidWombatRoute Climbed: SE Chute - descended West Ridge and South Slopes Date Climbed: August 7th, 2005  Sucess!


Interesting climb - I wish I could have done the SE Face/Ridge w/ Bob and Glenn, but the water was too much for me. The SE chute was nice at the bottom, filled with a lot of bouldering moves, but the top 2/3 was a slog w/ a lot of branching dead ends.

I discovered the hard way that you can't just walk down the SW slopes, even though it looked doable on the topo!
Posted Sep 17, 2005 6:56 pm

Desert SolitaireRoute Climbed: South Slope Date Climbed: August 6, 2005  Sucess!

Desert Solitaire

Easy climb - rest day from 2005 Sierra Challenge. Left N. Lake at 1:30 pm. Followed route from Loch Leven up the slope. Stick with Secor's directions and its a fine climb with a few class 3 moves. Summit at 4:45 pm, back to the cars by 7 pm.
Posted Sep 5, 2005 4:12 pm

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: SE Face (ascent) / West Ridge (descent) Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2005  Sucess!

Bob Burd

What Glenn said below, with corrections: by unaided he means we were unroped. And the middle 1/3 of the route wasn't dangerous, just a loose class 2 slog. Enjoyed the first third in the crack and the last third on the ridge to the summit. Trip Report
Posted Aug 25, 2005 12:15 am

GlennGRoute Climbed: Southeast Face Date Climbed: August 7th, 2005  Sucess!


Climbed this as part of the Sierra Challenge with Bob Burd and Mark. Mark went up the chute while Bob and I climbed the 5.4 section unaided. The water running down the crack we were climbing was intimidating at first, but turned out to not be a problem. Very enjoyable scramble except for the middle 2/3 which was quite loose.
Posted Aug 8, 2005 2:12 am

Sam MillsRoute Climbed: Southeast Face Date Climbed: June 9, 2005  Sucess!

Sam Mills

Fun climb.
Posted Jul 10, 2005 7:24 pm

Rinat ShagisultanovRoute Climbed: South East Face Date Climbed: June 25, 2005  Sucess!

Rinat Shagisultanov

Climbed SE Face/Gully of Mt Emerson eventually accomplishing the climb attempted 4 yrs ago in Mar 2001 (1st snow outing in the Sierra). The route is in an excellent condition. We roped for the 1st pitch through the crack/chimney and then climbed unroped to the ridge and traversed it to the summit. By the time we hit the summit it started snowing (the temps were above freezing), so the descent down the South Face was in poor visibility. The storm eventually cleared and we hiked out under the clear skies.
Posted Jun 27, 2005 3:07 am

cloudripprRoute Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: July, 1997  Sucess!


Awesome, if not tiny, summit!
Posted Mar 23, 2005 10:10 pm

SierraboneheadRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: July 4, 1992  Sucess!
Did west ridge route from Marmot Lake base, below Mt. Humphries. Passed back over to east side of crest north of Piute Pass. Involved slab, chimney, shattered face sections. Light class 3. Gained west ridge and wound about Gendarmes to the summit wedge. Had weightless snow flakes on summit floating around, surrealistic. Signed summit register "It's snowing, we're going". Thunder on decent, hail, soaking cold rain. Had my only case of hypothermia ever, right before camp. Climbing partner ran ahead to prepare hot soup. OK after dry clothes and warm drinks.
Posted Nov 20, 2003 11:20 pm

Matthew HollimanA nice peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2003

Matthew Holliman

Climbed this one a couple of times. The first time was back on Sep 28, '03 via the south rib: A rare dayhike that both began and ended in daylight--quite a treat! Emerson was one of my favourite peaks up to that point. The south rib is an easy but fun scramble, with some nice views too.

Came back on Jun 9, '05 to climb the SE Face with Sam. Fun route; a few easy 5th class moves near the bottom (no harder than a good deal of Sierra fourth class), and then almost 2000 feet of fairly continuous and enjoyable scrambling, nothing more than class 3-4 the rest of the way. The final ridge scramble to the summit was particularly exposed and enjoyable.
Posted Sep 29, 2003 12:46 pm

Craig PeerRoute Climbed: Southeast face Date Climbed: June 1998  Sucess!

Craig Peer

I climbed this very fun rock route with Duncan Laing. Excellent!
Posted Oct 1, 2002 8:17 pm

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