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tdoughtyNW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 21, 2011


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


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


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!


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

ronyayJubels McAle strikes again  Sucess!


NW ridge up, descending the east way back to Convict and a gloriously chilled Pabst. A wobbler nearly threw me off the ridge, but she's not the smarmy Eiger everyone said she is.
Posted Sep 13, 2010 10:11 pm

seanoFrom White Fang  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2010


Loose, but not as scary as from Baldwin to White Fang. Sierra Challenge.
Posted Aug 16, 2010 3:13 pm

mrchad9With Point 3765  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2010


Took the Tobacco Flats 4x4 road to it's end, then up the valley and the right side of the east slope. Secor lists the ridge to Point 3765 1/2 mile to the south as class 4, but kept it to class 2 by dropping off the ridge, still needed ax and crampons. The summit blocks are class 3, maybe class 4 if you don't go the best way as I did (true summit is to the southeast, I went up the wrong one first). Decended from the saddle 1/3 mile further to the south.
Posted Jun 21, 2010 1:33 pm

NoonduelerEast slope
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2000


Got to about 11,000' and turned back from steep snow. had no axe or crampons. Glissaded down and settled for McGee Mtn.
Posted May 31, 2010 3:11 am

soslawE. Slope Variation  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2009


The east slope variation route is both shorter and more scenic than the regular east slope.
Posted Aug 16, 2009 2:45 pm

ckerthFrom Convict Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2009


Went up the East Slope Variation and down the East Slope route. Not much snow left on the mountain.
Posted Jul 2, 2009 3:35 pm

wmollandEast slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2009


The trip went great until I hit the saddle between the east slope and east slope variation. From there to the top the snow was insanely soft and a pain in the bum bum to get through. I routinely asked myself why I kept going as I literally crawled through the softening snow towards the summit. Eventually I made it and had a good vessel for getting back down (a snowboard), which took me almost all the way to the top of the hill above convict lake.
Posted Apr 24, 2009 4:03 pm

SamanthaNWRidge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2007


Meant to go East Slope but totally missed the approach and wound up on the saddle, so rather than descend, went for the NW ridge and it was worth it. Went down the East Slope which was easier.
Posted Sep 12, 2007 12:51 am

96avs01hangin valley ascent - east slope descent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007


This was planned as a warm-up/acclimatization hike for Mt. Goethe/Mt. Lamarck in the '07 Sierra Challenge. I highly recommend ascending the hanging valley variation of the east slope. The only drawback is that it does not allow you to view the upper east slope before reaching the rock. After a slight route-finding error we summited via the left-hand bowl of the east slope. Descent was going well until my GF slipped and sliced her shin wide open, which was further antagonized on the descent by dome bushwacking. Back as the car we sealed her wound with some 3M skin strips, although I felt she should have went for 6-8 stitches. She was hurting a bit and we thus decided to punt on the Sierra Challenge for the following day. Next time I hope to hit the NW Ridge in late winter or early spring.
Posted Aug 5, 2007 8:48 pm

bkk030580East Lake empty  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007


Did the east ridge last weekend. Just thought I'd share that the small lake in the hanging valley on the east side is dry as a bone, so if you plan on refilling water bottles there, you might be out of luck. There was still a trickle in the stream upcanyon but I don't know how much longer it will last.
Posted Aug 2, 2007 2:52 pm

bennovakEast Slope Variation  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2007


The variation is a little rough because it is steeper and the trail (Sort of) does move when you step on it (Scree/Talus). Not too bad though. Next time I would go up the standard way and down the variation
Posted Jun 22, 2007 10:17 pm

bcdmount morrison
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2003


watched the sun set from the summit!
Posted Mar 20, 2007 3:35 am

thedusEast Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2006


Our usual alpine start (1:30pm) - check.
Loose rock and steep scree slopes - check.
Bushwhacking through sage and scrub - check.

Yup, all the elements were in place for an afternoon of fun with Robin. We managed the route in 6.5 hours car to car, which unfortunatly meant that Amigos was closed by the time we got there. Oh well. Amazingly, we were the first people to sign the register in over three weeks.
Posted Sep 5, 2006 4:33 am

forjanEast Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2006


Got it this time! Mark (ming21) and I came back for our 2nd attempt on Morrison (our 1st attempt defeated by snow conditions). Again we started up from Convict Lake at 5:08am. This time the snow had consolidated and it was cooler. We summited at 10:13am. Glissaded down the East Variation (hanging valley) and then bushwacked our way down to Convict Lake arriving back at the trailhead by 1:15pm.
Posted May 30, 2006 11:34 pm

forjanEast Slope
Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2006


Climbed with ming21 (Mark). Worst snow climb ever for me. Got only an hour of sleep at the Convict Lake trailhead because fishermen were driving all night long since 2:30am (it was the first day of opening season....aghhh). Also, came in from LA with a sore throat and small cold. Got up anyway and started walking by 6:11am. Reached the base of the East Slope climb by 8:30am or so. Lots and lots of snow. Rested for about half hour and started up. Had to put snowshoes. After reaching the 10,900-foot saddle from the East Variation (hanging valley), I encountered the "worst" snow that I've climbed so far on: totally a 7/11 slurpy, unconsolidated, very wet snow, total soup. Mark and I were sinking to our waists. Took a long time just to travel a few hundred feet. Extremely warm (est. around 80 degrees F). We tried climbing some loose rock to avoid the unconsolidated and very warm snow soup. We did a spicy traverse between 11,600' and 11,700'. At 11,700 feet (just before noon), we stopped to look at 3 naturally-trigger wet avalanches happening in front of our eyes on the final slope to the summit. That's when we said enough and got that hell out of there! If we got caught in one of those cement slides, it would the last of us. I think the extremely hot day caused many slides in the Sierra. Got back to Convict Lake by 2:40pm. Now I have to go back and finish Morrison at some other time.
Posted Apr 30, 2006 6:31 am

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