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FairweatherYellow Brick Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 1982


After the Swiss Arete on Sill.
With Mark, Marty, and Rick.
Very fun route.
Posted Oct 23, 2015 11:12 pm

DebYellow Brick Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2015


About an inch of fresh snow made moving across the moraine to the notch a little tense; verglas and snow freezing on shoe soles was kind of irritating. Excellent scramble on ridge, staying high and enjoying the exploration. Descend down to Willow Lake and out via South Fork to avoid sliding to my death on northern moraine.
Posted Oct 3, 2015 1:58 pm

CWesselsYellow Brick Road - Ridge Direct  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2015


Good times.
Posted Jul 18, 2015 6:28 pm

LordGaricanYellow Brick Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2014
Climbed via glacier notch. The chute from the glacier to the notch was the trickiest part, with lots of loose talus and scree. Very fun and low stress scramble from the notch though.
Posted Sep 23, 2014 12:20 pm

Darren9Nice diversion  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2013


Climbed from Glacier Notch while waiting for the weather to clear to climb Swiss Arete. Fun little scramble, interesting summit.
Posted Sep 8, 2013 9:31 pm

Vertigo soulYBR...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2013

Vertigo soul

Gayley wasn't our objective, but we scrambled up the Yellow Brick Road to kill time while weather was keeping us from starting up the Swiss Arete on Sill. Fun little climb on some great rock. Cool summit and great views of Palisades too!
Posted Sep 7, 2013 7:34 pm

HyadventurePlan B   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2012


We bailed on the Starlight Butress and shifted quickly to Gayley as "Plan B." It's a quick, fun, scramble from Glacier Notch.
Posted Aug 12, 2013 2:32 pm

westhegimpFirst time climbing in the mountains.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2005


Coming from Temple we fourth classed it. RIP Michael.
Posted Aug 11, 2013 7:28 pm

oliverkaltHigh breakfast  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2013


Nice solo morning scramble over Glacier Notch and the SW ridge after being rejected in a storm and snow in the U-notch couloir the day before. The upper half of the climb had an invisible glace of water ice to add spice. While all mountains were hidden in clouds and wind I managed to find a sunny wind protected spot for a nice high breakfast close to the summit.
Posted Jun 28, 2013 2:05 am

cabYellow Brick Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2012


A quick climb after Mt. Sill. Fun, solid class 3 with great views of Sill's north side and the rest of the Palisades.
Posted Jun 18, 2012 11:11 am

sardudeDid it.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2008


Followed the yellow brick road. (Date approximate)
Posted Jan 13, 2012 1:41 am

cbuelowYellow Brick Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2011


Climbed the Yellow Brick Road route with Jed Porter of SMG after knocking out Sill and glissading down the North Couloir...
Posted Jul 13, 2011 3:57 pm

TheNobleSunfishSW ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2011


With Caltech Alpine Club
Posted May 2, 2011 4:28 pm

pratyushYellow brick road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2011


climbed with members of Caltech Alpine Club. We did this the day before climbing Thunderbolt.
Posted May 2, 2011 1:49 pm

GuiltyYellow Brick Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2010


Tag this and Sill while waiting for my friends who were heading up to do Polemonium.
Posted Jul 21, 2010 7:37 pm

rhyangYellow Brick Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2010


Fun scramble the day before Mt. Sill.

Also did this one in July 2005.
Posted Jul 11, 2010 12:42 am

tb00957gayley  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2010
Fun 3rd class.
Posted Jun 28, 2010 5:24 pm

Princess ButtercupYellow Brick Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2009

Princess Buttercup

Long day over from Second Lake, but fun.
Posted Dec 1, 2009 6:40 pm

MRoyer4Wandering to the Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2009


Flew out west to meet SPer Kevin Trieu before a planned trip to Peru later in the summer. Had the intention of doing North Pal via U Notch but extremely heavy winds caused plans to change. Ended up wandering up Gayley, not following any route, from the col. Some mixed climbing, some snow, some easy 5th class rock. Eventually made it to the summit in the afternoon. All in all a fun day and a nice consolation.
Posted Sep 30, 2009 9:13 pm

seanoFrom Temple Crag  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2009


Only a few short 5th-class sections on the ridge, plus 4th class getting on and off the ridge to avoid obstacles. Still a bit slow -- about 2h20 from Temple.
Posted Aug 31, 2009 5:29 pm

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