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asmrzRoute Climbed: Craig Peer variation to the North Couloir Date Climbed: October 19, 2002

asmrz

I climbed the North Couloir with the Direct finish on October 19, 2002. Started the climb at 8,200' by our truck. Michael Gordon was with me but felt sick at McGee Lake and turned around. I climbed the gully, which was rock hard water ice. I thought it was steeper than 60 degrees. I guess the more technical it gets, the steeper it gets (in my mind). I did not want to go to the top (have been there before), so I tried to go down via the NW Ridge. At the top of the gully, I could not find the connection to the top of the NW Ridge. From the notch, there was about 100 feet of fifth class climbing up and right. When I got to the top of what I thought to be NW Ridge, all I saw were steeply droping ridges. I could not find the top of the ridge. Anyone knows how to connect this? I downclimbed to the West and had to walk back over couple of cols to the talus above Mc Gee Lake. I had to bivi in the talus as I just ran out of daylight. Reached Michael and the truck at 10:00am. This is really good outing, someone stronger could easily make it RT in a day from the Trail Head.
Posted Nov 10, 2002 3:48 pm

bearbnzRoute Climbed: Southwest Slope and Northwest Face Date Climbed: June 29, 2002

bearbnz

Climbed with ScottyS from Piute Pass. Of the 20+ peaks I climbed this summer, this was one of my favorites. The approach was good, the climbing was way fun, and the exposure is excellent for a 4th class route. Don't get bogged down looking at route pictures of the Southwest Face, you can go up nearly any of the chutes and come out at the right place.
Posted Sep 27, 2002 5:01 pm

Craig PeerRoute Climbed: East Arete Date Climbed: 2000  Sucess!

Craig Peer

Climbed this excellent route with Kevin Jellison and Russ Faure - Brac. Videotaped the whole climb too. Highly recomended!
Posted Sep 23, 2002 11:02 am

Craig PeerRoute Climbed: Main North Couloir - 1st ascent Date Climbed: 1979

Craig Peer

Did the 1st ascent ( according to Secor ) of the main ice gully with Britt Reeves. The guy with the rope feined illness resulting in our free soloing the gully ( 800', 55 degrees ). Saw bighorn tracks at the top! An excellent ice climb.
Posted Sep 23, 2002 10:59 am

Craig PeerRoute Climbed: South Couloir 5.4 Date Climbed: 1976  Sucess!

Craig Peer

the summit rocks ( 5.4 ) provide excellent climbing. This was one of my 1st roped climbs!
Posted Sep 23, 2002 10:56 am

ScottySRoute Climbed: SW face to NW chute Date Climbed: June 29, 2002  Sucess!

ScottyS

Dayhiked with bearbnz on a perfect day. If you stay on rock, the SW face is not too bad. I thought the summit block was VERY cool!

More pics, etc are available on my homepage here.
Posted Aug 13, 2002 7:58 pm

markmanRoute Climbed: S,W. slope Date Climbed: Sept. 1991  Sucess!
Summited Humphreys on our way to Darwin via

"The Keyhole" Great trip.



Posted Feb 1, 2002 5:49 pm

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: SW slope and NW face Date Climbed: Aug. 8, 2001  Sucess!

Bob Burd

Day 5 of the Sierra Emblem Challenge 2001. Thunderstorms threatened so I got an early start at 5:20a from North Lake TH, reached summit at 11:00a, just in time for the first crack of thunder. Didn't stay long on the summit! Returned to TH at 3:00p.



The lower 3/4 of the mountain is nothing but loose junk. Once on the NW face, the climbing becomes quite enjoyable, and the class 4 moves are fairly easy.
Posted Aug 17, 2001 1:02 pm

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