Route Climbed: south ridge Date Climbed: September, 1997
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.
Route Climbed: East Slope Date Climbed: July 5, 1997
Aside from the loose rock, this is a fairly easy peak to climb due to the short approach. I got a late start because I ran the Mammoth Lakes 10K in the morning, and it was pretty warm climbing up the lower slopes. I almost turned back due to apathy, but am glad I kept going. The views are pretty nice, too. Trip report