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dshoshoneRoute Climbed: east slop Date Climbed: Sept.2003


Fun climb. Did it again in 2004 & 2009
Posted Nov 10, 2005 6:20 pm

tdoughtyRoute Climbed: East ridge Date Climbed: Winter  Sucess!


Solo twice in winter
Posted Oct 16, 2005 1:50 pm

sierramtngoatRoute Climbed: East slope variation Date Climbed: July 18, 2003  Sucess!


Solo climb. I took the gully that travals beneth the NE face, spectacular. Got caught in a serious bushwhack snag on the way down the normal route, just above the lake.
Posted Sep 12, 2005 4:50 am

DigglerRoute Climbed: E Slope, hanging valley variation Date Climbed: 23 July, 2005  Sucess!


Climbed w/ Lara- yet another Sierra epic. Started approximately 10.15 from day-use parking.

Great weather, wonderful day to be in the Sierra! Taking our time, summited @ 17.34, LJ perhaps 10 min later. Hung out on summit far too long, indulging in some herbage & taking in the incredible views, esp. of Laurel Mtn, Bloody Mtn, even Mono Lake in the distance! Views S were great, too, but was unfamiliar w/ most of the immediate peaks in that direction. Departed @ 18.44. Veering slightly R (S) wasted valuable time, as we had to traverse over steep (thin layer of) scree-laden slopes to get back to the normal ridge/'trail.' By the time we attained the saddle where the route diverges from the standard E Slope, it was close to dark & the snow that would have been incredible to glissade down earlier had hardened to the point where this would be uncomfortable.

Views of Laurel Mtn, Morrison, & Torre de Miedra in the cloud-spattered moonlight were awesome, as well as the lightning flashes from somewhere E, on the other side of the mountain! Got back late. Great day up perhaps the most spectacular pile of scree I've climbed!
Posted Jul 26, 2005 1:33 pm

Steve MackayRoute Climbed: East Slope Date Climbed: June 1977  Sucess!
Hiked up the canyon east of the peak then up the steep, rubbly slope directly to the notch where the northeast ridge meets the peak. From there, we headed south a bit, then zigzagged up narrow, scree-covered ledges to the summit. A large snowpatch just below the top kept things interesting. Descended to the notch, then traversed north to the top of Peak 11,108. Slid down the east side of that one to regain the floor of the canyon. The climbing was loose and not very enjoyable, but the views were quite nice. I'd do it again.
Posted May 18, 2005 4:49 pm

alpine masterRoute Climbed: East slope Date Climbed: Aug. 1997  Sucess!

alpine master

Climbed this long before I was in summit post. Made this a two day hike just for the fun of it. Got caught in a shale landslide on the way down. Got a little cut up but no big deal. Great hike.
Posted Apr 4, 2005 3:18 pm

Steve LarsonRoute Climbed: Northwest ridge Date Climbed: March 11, 2005

Steve Larson

Mike Boyer and I attempted this during a warm spell in early March. We made it about two-thirds of the way up before Mike began feeling the effects of AMS. We didn't make the summit, but it was a spectacular outing. Lousy rock, though.
Posted Mar 18, 2005 1:10 am

cottersnowRoute Climbed: SE scramble and summits traverse Date Climbed: 2003-2005  Sucess!
The SE scramble is a nice day outing. More fun in the winter though. It was a nice loop to traverse the summit ridge (watch out for the loose easy 5th near the South West summit). We were able to work down to the convict canyoun trail from the south summit with out much difficulty.
Posted Feb 28, 2005 4:28 pm

plumeRoute Climbed: Route 1 Date Climbed: Aug. 17, 1982  Sucess!


First climb for brother and I. He swore off mountaineering for ten years or more because of this little nightmare. Of course we were just kids when we did it.
Posted Feb 13, 2005 2:36 am

GeneRoute Climbed: East slope Date Climbed: May 1979  Sucess!
Fun hike with fantastic views.
Posted Dec 10, 2004 8:24 pm

Rick KentRoute Climbed: East Slope Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2004  Sucess!

Rick Kent

Had great weather most of the day. I detoured into easy class 3 toward the top and managed to avoid some of the loose stuff. On the way down I scrambled up and over Peak 11,100 along the ridge.
Posted Oct 18, 2004 1:25 pm

cp0915Route Climbed: up - e slope var. / down - e slope Date Climbed: October 16, 2004  Sucess!


Posted Oct 16, 2004 11:59 pm

tiogapRoute Climbed: East Slope Date Climbed: May, 1979  Sucess!


My first major Sierra Pk
Posted Jun 6, 2004 12:48 am

Matthew HollimanRoute Climbed: NW Ridge (ascent) / East Face (descent) Date Climbed: May 7, 2004  Sucess!

Matthew Holliman

Fun outing--although the ridge wasn't as exciting as expected, most of it no more than class 2. Although a bit loose, the rock wasn't really much worse than the stuff I found on Clyde Minaret or Rodgers Peak.
Posted May 24, 2004 1:43 pm

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: May 7, 2004  Sucess!

Bob Burd

As loose scrambles go, this is a fun one. The wind was blowing pretty good which kept things chilly, but at least the sun was out. Took a return trip up and over Mono Jim on Morrison's northeast side. Trip Report
Posted May 21, 2004 11:43 am

mtnfotoRoute Climbed: East side from Tobacco Flat Date Climbed: March 2001  Sucess!
Scrambled up loose ribs. Several small avalanches in the gullies on this side. Nice ski down the hanging valley!
Posted Jan 20, 2004 1:29 pm

ClimbpeaksRoute Climbed: East Slope Via Hanging Valley Date Climbed: August 21


The hanging valley seemed to drag on forever and was very tiring. We reached the confluence of the Hanging valley / East Slope, but we were bombarded by clouds and rain. We didn't reach the summit, and descended down the slope on the other side of peak 10,858. A very long descent this way, especially through the wind and rain.
Posted Aug 23, 2003 2:08 am

bearbnzRoute Climbed: East Slope via the hanging valley above Convict Lake Date Climbed: July 2002  Sucess!


I first climbed this peak by the same route alone on July 25, 1994. I had previously tried the West Ridge Direct with James Reed and Joey Macaluso, but we were turned back by darkness within shouting distance of the summit. This ridge is incredibly loose! The 2nd East Ridge climb, made with ScottyS, was much more casual except for the T-Storms dropping rain and hail on our heads. Made the top during a lull in the storms, and hightailed it back to the lake. For more detailed info, visit my Mt.Morrison page.
Posted Sep 27, 2002 5:48 pm

ScottySRoute Climbed: East Slope via hanging valley south of Convict Date Climbed: July, 2002  Sucess!


Dayhiked with bearbnz after bailing early off of the NE Williamson ridge. Dodged more T-storms all the way up! Started from the "day use" parking area at 1205 and ended at 1740 for a total time of 5hrs 35min.
Posted Aug 13, 2002 11:47 pm

ocelotRoute Climbed: south ridge Date Climbed: September, 1997  Sucess!


I made a base camp in a high saddle above and SW of Convict Lake. I made a summit attempt from here up a horrendously loose scree couloir on the NW side. I got to the top of the couloir after much effort only to be turned around by a difficult loose looking class 4-5 ridge to the summit. The next day I circumnavigated the mountain, crossed a large snowfield, and climbed the south ridge with a class 3-4 variation. Nice climb; scarry loose rock everywhere! I climbed this peak previously in 1968 with my dad, in preparation for climbing in the Alps.
Posted Jul 9, 2002 9:08 pm

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