Route Climbed: From Francis lk Date Climbed: August 15 2004
From trailhead at 7.35 ran to francis by 8.40, late start and clouds were moving in quickly. Straight up the drainage and to the ridge, the boulders suck ! at about 10.30 it was looking bad, on the ridge at 11.07 moving fast from adrenaline, 11.30 first crack of thunder and a lightening strike had to retreat for safety a stones throw from the summit.
Route Climbed: North slopes Date Climbed: May 9, 2004
A better "climb" than I was expecting, with excellent views. I found stable talus on a small rib on the north slopes, making for a quick ascent route; on my descent, I found very loose, unstable boulders on the talus slopes to its west. I would recommend sticking with the rib.
Route Climbed: North slope Date Climbed: May 19, 2000
The north facing snow chutes leading up the north slope provide for excellent spring snow climbing (30-35 degrees). Day hiked via this route from Rock Creek Lake. returned in time to catch a couple of trout for dinner - a perfect day in the Sierra
Route Climbed: Lake Francis Trail Date Climbed: June 20, 2003
Great view but a very tedious slog. Camped at Rock Creek Lake campground and hiked up via Lake Francis. Figured that descending the E slope into Little Lakes Valley would be quicker than the trail, that turned out to be a big mistake. The talus is very loose and going was very slow.