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seanoFrom Lake Italy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2013

seano

Quick morning hike from camp, on final day of 7-day backpack. Trip report.
Posted Sep 13, 2013 4:25 pm

mrchad9Southwest Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2013

mrchad9

Following a superb night at Lake Italy (kite flying included) I ascended from the outlet of the lake in the morning. Not bad climbing if you stick to the rib on the right of the chute, then a quick descent down the sand in the chute before heading over to Gabb in the afternoon.
Posted Aug 20, 2013 6:22 pm

Desert Solitaire"The Great Bruin Traverse"  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2007

Desert Solitaire

Here's what I'm calling "the Great Bruin Traverse": Merriam-Royce-Feather-Hilgard-Julius Ceasar.

Bailed out after that via Granite Park back to Pine Crk. The full traverse would continue on to Bear Creek Spire. Lots of fun!
Posted Jul 4, 2007 4:19 pm

grahamRoute Climbed: SE slope Date Climbed: Aug-5-05  Sucess!

graham

Had a hard time keeping pace on day 1 of the 2005 Sierra Challenge . Thanks to Michael Graupe for leading me back thru the Treasure lakes on a very tiring day
Posted Nov 25, 2005 2:28 pm

Michael GraupeRoute Climbed: SE slope Date Climbed: August 5, 2005  Sucess!

Michael Graupe

Day 1 of the 2005 Sierra Challenge. Reached the summit in 6.5h from the Mosquito Flat TH under threatening sky and light rain. A very strenuous day.
Posted Sep 26, 2005 10:09 pm

steve_hiebertRoute Climbed: SE Slope Date Climbed: August 6, 2005  Sucess!

steve_hiebert

Climbed with a party of four the day after the Sierra Challenge crew assaulted Hilgard. Poor weather (rain and thunder) forced part of our party back to camp on the attempt to add Gabb to the day's success.
Posted Sep 18, 2005 6:52 pm

PellucidWombatRoute Climbed: SE Ridge/slope Date Climbed: August 5th, 2005  Sucess!

PellucidWombat

The climb up the peak itself wasn't memorable, but the area sure was beautiful. I just wish the weather hadn't deterred me and Matthew from traversing to Gabb!
Posted Sep 17, 2005 6:42 pm

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: SE Slope Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2005  Sucess!

Bob Burd

I think Matthew is somewhat harsh. I found the hike down to, and along Italy Lake delightful, and the SE Slope not nearly the slog I was expecting. Pretty great views from the summit. 5.5hrs from the Mosquito Flat TH. Climbed Pipsqueak Spire with Mark on the way back. Trip Report
Posted Sep 1, 2005 11:58 pm

Matthew HollimanRoute Climbed: South Slope Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2005  Sucess!

Matthew Holliman

I tried to think of something nice to say about this peak, but couldn't do it. I ticked this one off my list for good.
Posted Aug 24, 2005 1:22 pm

GlennGRoute Climbed: South Slope Date Climbed: August 5th, 2005  Sucess!

GlennG

This was the first day of the Sierra Challenge. Day hiked from Mosquito Flats Trailhead. Summited just after Rick, and a little bit further behind Mark, Bob and Matthew. Nice views, but were scared off the summit by building clouds which soaked us on the way back to Cox Col.
Posted Aug 23, 2005 11:50 pm

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