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DebWhite Fang  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2013

Deb

Had intended on climbing Baldwin but I think I had food poisoning, so decided to just crawl up the west slope. And no idea it was White Fang until I looked over the east side. Fun traverse from north rock cropping to true summit - this is not choss, it's CHALK!
Posted Oct 4, 2013 11:42 pm

pdx2laxUnderestimated East Slope..  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2013
Reading the descriptions online is misleading with this peak, we did a lot of research and ended up underestimating it. It is only 3 mi from Convict Lake, but that last mile is a lot of altitude gain and either class 2/3 or choss. Around 11200' the route finding becomes quite difficult, a lot of the cairns up there are misleading and we ended up doing some unexpected Class 3 when we followed the wrong ones. With some luck we were able to summit, but ended up getting down a lot later than expected. There were some afternoon T-storms in the valley that concerned us (I didn't like the idea of trying to climb down that rock when its wet) however they never came over to Morrison. All that being said, I had a blast and would do it again, just would probably leave a lot earlier so I could take my time on that last part and not have to worry about weather.
Posted Aug 21, 2013 1:44 pm

CWesselsEast Face Variation  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2013

CWessels

I did not particularly enjoy this route, and if it weren't for the obvious beauty and prominence of this peak, I probably wouldn't recommend it to anyone. The approach up to the Hanging Valley from Convict Lake was hellacious without trekking poles. Also, after the saddle between Little Morrison and Morrison, I headed too far south before attempting to ascend the East Face and missed the line designated in red on the photo in the route description. I think I ended up ascending somewhere in between the red and blue lines on that photo. This was a bad mistake. I've never climbed so slowly--and out of cautious fear and trepidation, no less. The rock here was extremely loose, and the runout behind me involved big drops over the steep side of aretes and/or cliffs. I was so glad after I finally made the summit to see an obvious use trail below it. This was the standard route I missed on the way up, and I followed it back to the saddle. This route was far less stressful. If you're going to attempt the East Face for the first time and want some beta, my advice is to make every effort to locate the cairns and follow the use trail to the summit; getting off route on this mountain greatly increases your risk of a fatal slip.
Posted Jul 31, 2013 12:30 pm

lizklevyEast Slope Variation  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2013

lizklevy

Definitely got to do some bushwhacking but a great day out, anyway.
Posted Jul 22, 2013 9:18 pm

DebEast Slope but on Rock  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2013

Deb

From day use parking lot, headed straight uphill and met the dry creek. I just make a bee-line. Found myself in some Class 4+ territory cuz I wasn't interested in a mile of scree. A little tense for a moment but I pulled it off by climbing 2 different rock formations. Beautiful day up there. Was drinking a beer at the Convict store 7 hrs later. :)
Posted Jul 20, 2013 5:29 pm

DebBaby Morrison  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 22, 2013

Deb

Crotch-deep powder to barely front-pointing on thick 6" crust...we climbed NE face of Mono Jim and had a splendid ski descent....until we got to the frecious bushes and rocks barely covered in powder. AARRG!
Posted Jan 25, 2013 4:00 pm

mengboEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2012

mengbo

Did not find the use trail on the way up, so I stayed on the ridge all the way up. It was a good choice since rocks were more solid than the loose. Found the used trail on the way down.
Posted Sep 4, 2012 2:48 pm

krrt2000East Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 5, 1995

krrt2000

Solo first time 95, with Brent, Francisco, Jesse 98, baptism in tarn following climb.
Posted Feb 26, 2012 8:27 pm

WayneFryNW Ridge - Embrace the Horror  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 21, 2011

WayneFry

Accended the northwest ridge from Convict lake with an SMG team of nine climbers at 6:15 am. Returned back to base camp via the east slope at 7:15 pm. The loose rock and exposure on the accent route made for an exciting and dangerous climb. I think everyone should climb this route at least once. It's tedious that for sure but very rewarding at the end of the day.
Posted Jan 1, 2012 11:24 pm

LincolnB1986  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 26, 1986

LincolnB

Climbed with brother Andrew, winter soltice 1986 -- hanging out in Mammoth waiting for enough snow to ski; we did this just to have something to do other than play bridge.
Posted Dec 6, 2011 9:27 pm

apachedinoSierra night cap  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2011

apachedino

5th peak in 5 days. Decided I had had enough Sierra 4th/5th class and the bigger packs associated with the,. Did this one as a nice easy day to finish the trip.
Posted Oct 27, 2011 9:55 pm

ClimbpeaksEast Slope via Hanging Valley  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2011

Climbpeaks

Started at the Convict Lake parking lot and proceeded South...bushwhacked our way to the East Slope confluence with Mono Jim. Summited and enjoyed the view.

Great climb. I was turned away by a thunderstorm in 2003 and thus was my last attempt at the summit...until now! Finally got it. Descended down the Variation(in between Mono Jim and Morrison)...boy that hanging valley seems to drag on forever.
Posted Sep 7, 2011 4:24 am

thexcatEast Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2011

thexcat

Dayhiked from Convict Lake, with Tang. Always a pleasure to be in this area. With the exception of the very first 10 minutes, the approach and route finding was smooth sailing. Terrain a bit loose on e slope, though not as bad as I had imagined.
Posted Jul 29, 2011 1:35 am

Climber DaveEast Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2011

Climber Dave

Went up a mixed snow and rock route on the east slope, one the way down went a bit more south to avoid the steeper loose sections and was able to glisade about 90% of the route. Beautiful weather, finally a weekend without hi winds. Excellent climb with a great group!
Posted Jun 13, 2011 11:46 am

tdoughtyNW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 21, 2011

tdoughty

With Daren and SMG crew. What and adventure! Loose rock scrambling up the ridge, with a completely snow covered descent of the eastern slopes. (last time I hit this summit was in '75?)
Posted May 25, 2011 3:39 pm

Darren9NW Ridge - very exciting  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 21, 2011

Darren9

camped at Convict Lake. Left camp at 6:30 and 9 hours later our party of nine climbers summitted via the dangerously loose but spectacular NW ridge, a 4600' ascent from camp. We climbed all the way on the ridge proper and climbed much 3rd class and possibly some 4th, along with some snow. Only recommended for parties with a strong stomach for exposure and chossiness. Descended E. slope. Morrison is a spectacular and deadly mountain. Viva Alpinismo!
Posted May 24, 2011 11:41 am

PSchubertE. slop, descended Hanging Valley  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 14, 2010

PSchubert

Easy, but for some excessively wet/steep just below the summit. 'Highly recommend the hanging valley for the view it affords.
Posted Feb 18, 2011 7:27 pm

brucegEast Slope  Sucess!

bruceg

1991 with Andy Zdon author of Desert Summits
Posted Dec 22, 2010 4:48 pm

Bill562From Bright Dot Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2010

Bill562

CMC trip with Jan and Tracy. Did the traverse from S to N summit but only found a register at the S summit.
Posted Sep 20, 2010 10:01 pm

Bob BurdBaldwin - Morrison Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2010

Bob Burd

Part of the 2010 Sierra Challenge, did the two mile traverse with Sean O'Rourke. Too loose to recommend it as a worthwhile endeavor. Trip Report.
Posted Sep 20, 2010 7:44 pm

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