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.
Route Climbed: From Francis Lake Date Climbed: July 8, 2001
The first nice day after three unusually rainy days in July. The climb is about as tedious as its reputation, but the views are pretty nice or so I'm told (sadly I was in the clouds for most of the time on the summit). Trip Report.