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chandlerhaberlackFirst Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2014


Spent the night
Posted Jul 29, 2016 5:14 pm

alexggoodwinDEEP Snow
Date Climbed: Apr 5, 2014


First ever scramble attempt. The snow was very fresh and very deep. It made travel tough and long. It was windy and rainy and we eventually decided to call it quits and turn around. Didn't reach the summit.
Posted Apr 23, 2015 10:56 am

SouthernYokelCloudy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2014


Pretty brutal, straight up climb. If you want a strong hike, Persis can grant you that. The trails are currently loose with shale rock and dirt along with quad burning high root steps. It was a great hike, but clouds prevented our views.
Posted Jul 22, 2014 10:02 am

Mike Lewiswest ridge at night  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 7, 2014

Mike Lewis

TH was MUCH easier to spot with snow and tracks most of the way. ReubenD (of NWhikers) had some helpful advice to avoid the false summit-unnecessary gain. Drained from variable snow when I reached the summit at 11:45pm and ditched my original plan to do the Index traverse. Soloing this as a night hike was amazing. Unfortunately no camera =( Must redo for pics and with a friend.
Posted Feb 8, 2014 1:21 pm

Snidely WhiplashWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 4, 1986

Snidely Whiplash

All in snow. Surprisingly easy.
Posted Nov 11, 2013 6:45 pm

seabadgeClouds and snow
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2011


bushwacked our way up the first 1-2 miles, some rocky switchback, then breaking trail to the top. Cloudy, but beautiful hike
Posted Sep 20, 2012 1:16 pm

jacobsmithPersis in mist  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2009


Extremely low visibility but summited regardless and got a few glimpses of Index across the cirque.
Date on this one is a wild guess, it was sometime spring or summer 2009.
Posted Sep 19, 2012 5:26 pm

tcingrumQuicky  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 19, 2012


Good local hike with good views.
Posted Sep 17, 2012 11:48 pm

kevinsaMt. Persis  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 19, 2012


The most recent of several trips up this peak - I think the first one was in '91. Someday I'll make the time to do the Index traverse.
Posted Sep 15, 2012 5:53 pm

ArkitektSteep but Fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2012


The trail is a bit easy to loose track of once gaining the ridge. A few wrong paths later we made it to the summit. Altogether, a bit steep but great views.
Posted Sep 3, 2012 11:40 pm

WeatherManBugs... and brush  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2011


Climb gets right down to business from the road, steep and very brushy. Caught a nice sunset and hiked out in the dusk. A little trimming of the brush would make this a much nicer climb.
Posted Aug 22, 2011 12:59 pm

beaudaddy85Great!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2011


I really enjoyed this peak for an afterwork hike. Trail starts off as more of a steep climber's path and then opens up into a nice open forest as you traverse over to open snow slopes. Hit solid snow around 4,500'. The views from the summit were better than I expected. Stay away from the cornices. That northface is pretty legendary. Killer view of Index!
Posted Jun 24, 2011 12:28 pm

ScrambledLeggsCabin Life  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2009


Spotted my cabin through binocs from the summit :)
Posted Jun 8, 2011 4:43 pm

Josh LewisWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2008

Josh Lewis

This was the trip that I met Eastking, and I almost brought my heavy duty boots. Glad I didn't because there was little snow.
Posted Jan 13, 2011 1:00 pm

LuminousAphidBefore the gate closed  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2008


Started from the turnout where the improvised trail starts, great little short hike for half a day or so. Went with my grandmother and her husband, and they were in better shape than I was!
Posted Dec 11, 2010 10:41 pm

RedwicGreat Views!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2010


This wasn't my original goal for the day, but another local peak required too much bushwhacking for my liking. This became my backup plan, as I had yet to attempt it. Great views from the summit. I preceded this with nearby dumpster-dive blob "Little Haystack" (a.k.a. "TOC Rock").
Posted Oct 21, 2010 9:56 am

TimmyCWorth the hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2010


My partner and I were the only folks up there today. Got above the fog and made it to the summit by noon. OUTSTANDING view of Index, Baring and everything else. Hard work, but definitely worth it. There's still snow around the tarns, but the trail is totally clear. Very overgrown in some spots. Great day!
Posted Jul 29, 2010 9:52 pm

bigjoesmithGate open, trail clear  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2010
The Forest Service road (up Protor Creek) is now unlocked, so it is possible to drive to the start of the climber's trail up the west ridge. The trail is snow free and the access to the top is pretty quick. Great Views. Good bang for the buck.
Posted Jul 24, 2010 10:20 pm

ericwillhiteDid it to say I did it  Sucess!


I think the weather sucked.
Posted Oct 8, 2009 3:50 am

gimpilatorSecond Time a Charm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2008


Hey, I found the trail this time! Ben and Anna from OSAT, Josh Lewis and East King from Summit Post and NW Hikers met me in Monroe and then we climbed the mountain. Pretty good views for the minimal effort involved. As Greg said in the report its "a lot of bang for your buck".
Posted Oct 20, 2008 1:05 am

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