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bechttFrom Treasure Col  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2011


Snowshoe and ski tour with Laura and Jim
Posted Nov 20, 2014 1:54 pm

mrchad9Southeast Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2013


Nice outing with perfect conditions over Treasure Col and found the basin on the other side east of Mount Johnson to be well work the slightly circuitous route. Only took about half a day but really enjoyable.
Posted Jun 18, 2013 5:00 pm

seanoNorth Couloir solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2011


Front-pointing in trail runners sucks. I would have been happier in boots and with two tools, but it wasn't that sketchy, and sure beats the slog from Treasure Col. Trip report
Posted Jul 29, 2011 5:23 pm

fatdadNorth Couloir (what else?)  Sucess!


Simul-climbed this with Robert Hanson in July in the early-mid '90s. Hard neve to actually some blue ice up high. Let a bottle of gin cooling in Treasure Lakes for martinis back at camp.
Posted Sep 14, 2008 9:19 pm

kevin trieufirst alpine lead fall...  Sucess!

kevin trieu

climb it late winter, first day of fishing season at South Lake. in search of ice but didn't find much. lead the 5.6 section and took my first lead fall. bled a little but nothing exciting.
Posted Sep 2, 2008 3:23 pm

dshoshoneSoutheast slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2008


Instead of climbing Treasure Col I climbed Peak 12,600 which is to the right of the Col, Class 3, there was a register there left by an SPS party in 1981, then I did the slog up to Gilbert, then to peak 12,800 South of Gilbert, then the N. Ridge of Johnson, very fun day.
Posted Aug 28, 2008 5:25 pm

bcdgilbert  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 12, 2006


up the east ridge and down the North Couloir
Posted Mar 21, 2007 4:41 am

PellucidWombatRoute Climbed: North Couloir Date Climbed: September 24th, 2005  Sucess!


Fun climb, although the ice wasn't 'in' yet - just a smattering if ice beneath very cruddy and irregular neve. Harrington Couloir on Mt Thompson was in much better condition. The climb at the top was fun - the 5.6 variation was fun, although very short.
Posted Dec 16, 2005 9:39 pm

grahamRoute Climbed: North Couloir Date Climbed: ~1976  Sucess!


Climbed the North Couloir with Dennis Richards up beautiful neve and then up the 4th class (never encountered any ~5.6) to the summit.
Posted Nov 25, 2005 2:24 pm

ShanoRoute Climbed: N. Couloir Date Climbed: 15Oct 2005  Sucess!


Climbed with Brian Spiewak. Full conditions on the descent. A very long day.
Posted Oct 17, 2005 12:32 pm

tdoughtyRoute Climbed: North Couloir  Sucess!


short but sweet
Posted Oct 16, 2005 1:10 pm

soslawRoute Climbed: North Couloir Date Climbed: October 7, 2005  Sucess!


Climbed with Peter Doucette. Hard neve and alpine ice filled the couloir. Clear, cool Fall weather. Spicey low class 5 descent of the east ridge to a notch finished off by 1 rappel down to the north face morraine field.
Posted Oct 10, 2005 11:53 am

Steve LarsonRoute Climbed: North Couloir Date Climbed: September 24, 2005  Sucess!

Steve Larson

Simulsolo with Joe LeMay, who turned up serendipitously at the base of the snowfield when Mark Thomas, Mike Ybarra and I arrived. Good neve conditions mostly, with a few annoying patches of hard, brittle ice and some fresh snow. Good climbing, great summit.
Posted Sep 25, 2005 8:03 pm

RSN473Route Climbed: SE Slope Date Climbed: May 15, 2004  Sucess!


Another fun sierra snow climb
Posted Jun 2, 2005 11:49 am

forjanRoute Climbed: North Couloir Date Climbed: July 11, 2004  Sucess!


Although we took climbing hardware (6 screws, 4 cams, mixed set of nuts and hexes, carabiners, quickdraws, cordolettes, and runners) and a 9.8mm x 60m rope, Tom Hartger and I ended up soloing the North Couloir in about 1hr 20min under "cruising" conditions - perfect neve (firn). We each had 2 tools. The 4th class ramp/low angle dihedral people talk about looked like 3rd class to me. We started at the base of the couloir at 8:20am and summited two hours later at 10:20am. There was not even a single cloud in the sky, sunny, a bit breezy....just a beautiful day in the Sierras.
Posted Jul 12, 2004 2:01 pm

Matthew HollimanRoute Climbed: E Ridge Date Climbed: May 29, 2004  Sucess!

Matthew Holliman

Climbed steep snow chute leading to notch by Pk 12640+, and followed the ridge to summit. There was somewhere between 6"-12" of fresh powder atop the Sierra Crest, which made the going a bit tedious.

Traversed over to Mt. Johnson on the way back, which was great fun--excellent class 3.
Posted Jun 1, 2004 2:15 pm

kullabergRoute Climbed: treasure col, voie normale Date Climbed: may 99  Sucess!


getting back in shape after an injury. also climbed johnson the same morning, which was great fun from the cwm east of treasure col.
Posted Dec 1, 2002 7:40 pm

asmrzRoute Climbed: Gilbert Ice Couloir (AKA North or Engram Couloir) Date Climbed: October 12, 1998  Sucess!


I climbed this ice couloir two times (never roped) in the last few years. First time with Eric Klostermann in 10 hours RT from South Lake in October of 1998 and second time with Michael Gordon in August of 2000. This ice couloir can be a really good, one day RT car-to-car, solo outing. Several of my friends do it every year, just for training. The fact, that one climbs up the gully and down the Treasure Col back to the Treasure Lakes trail and the car, allows for this. There really is not ANY 5.6 climbing, if one follows the easiest way. From the notch at the top of the couloir, drop down 40 feet, traverse left 20 feet, climb 4th class ramp that changes into low angle corner. 200 feet of this gets you to the summit. This is one of the best ice gullies in the Sierra, because of it's position, because it's away from major trails and you can easily do the climb in a day from your car at South Lake. Recommended.
Posted Nov 10, 2002 12:20 pm

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: Southeast Slopes Date Climbed: June 14, 2002  Sucess!

Bob Burd

As a warmup for attempting the Williamson dayhike the following day, I climbed Mts. Gilbert and Johnson out of South Lake. The SE Slope on Gilbert is mostly a slog, but the climb up to Treasure Col was fun. Trip Report
Posted Sep 24, 2002 11:40 am

Craig PeerRoute Climbed: North Couloir Date Climbed: July 1979, Sept. 1983  Sucess!

Craig Peer

I first climbed this awesome ice route in 1979 with Britt Reeves under warm conditions, with perfect neve. Unroped of course. Came back in Sept. 1983, right after a big snow dump. Climbed it this time with Tim Winiarski and Mike Meng. 900' of 65 degree powder snow over water ice. Talk about scared! I watched avalanches ( caused by Tim ) make my boots disappear. A real epic! Unroped of course! But the class 4 - 5 at the top covered with powder snow was definitely the crux ( a lot easier when dry )!
Posted Sep 24, 2002 10:15 am

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