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FensterschlechterThe L and NW chute  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2014


Long day from camp at Third Lake. Snow in the chute was sugary and the terrain was spicy. Didn't take gear, so had to downclimb!
Posted Aug 16, 2014 4:08 pm

BCLNorth Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2014


Gaining the chute to Glacier Notch was a little tricky due to the receding glacier and rockfall. Couloir was dry...just a loose class 2 slog. The class 4 section had some snow on it, but we were able to kick steps in the snow to link the rock sections.
Posted Aug 10, 2014 9:45 am

Dan WiedrichFrom Willow Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2014
It seemed to take forever (13 hours) for my daughter Sam and I to get to the top from Willow Lake via Scimitar Pass. Very beautiful hike and views. We saw a water fueled landslide in progress on the way up.
Posted Aug 8, 2014 1:26 pm

bedellympianSwiss Arete solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2014


A very fun and quick climb. The descent is a little spicy til you hit the top of the L-couli.
Posted Jun 27, 2014 7:43 pm

BMS914L Couloir from N Colony Lakes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2013


Fun climbing and awesome view. Moraine below Mt Gayley was annoying at the end of the day. Done as a really long day outing.
Posted Feb 24, 2014 11:33 pm

Vertigo soulSwiss Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2013

Vertigo soul

Fantastic route! We had to wait out some weather before starting, and during that time we scrambled up Gayley for an extra summit. Fun climb on great rock and amazing views of the Sierra!!!
Posted Sep 7, 2013 7:24 pm

iditarod81Southwest chutes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2013


Summited via SW chutes (Bishop to Knapsack to Potluck passes on the way in and Thunderbolt pass on the way out). Luckily avoided some weather blowing in from the south - those on the eastern side (Palisade glacier) ended up bearing the brunt of the storms!
Posted Aug 20, 2013 3:36 pm

mtneeringFun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2013


Route was fantastic weather was perfect.
Posted Aug 16, 2013 5:32 pm

Kristin5berryVia N.C.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2013


Great route, but rough approach through the boulder fields!
Posted Aug 16, 2013 10:24 am

DonnoN. Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2007


W/ Chris on descent from Polemonium
Posted Aug 12, 2013 10:57 am

DonnoN. Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 1999


W/ Peter, Rahil & Reza
Posted Aug 12, 2013 10:56 am

craig512North Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2013


Awesome climb, bad rockfall. This low snow plus heat and rain is a bad combination this year. Managed without crampons and axe across the North base of Mt. Gayley. Started from Third Lake and wasn't too bad although I wish we would've camped at Sam Mack Meadow.
Posted Aug 2, 2013 12:11 am



I will return for another summit bid. Made glacier notch and part way up N Couloir

Posted Jul 17, 2013 10:21 am

AlexeyDsuccess!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2013


Via "L couloir" and SW ridge, from Sam Mack Meadow. Some snow remaining on Apex-SW ridge section made things a bit tricky, but manageable. Great conditions on couloir and Palisade Glacier. Incredible summit views. A bit of roped downclimbing on 4th-class section on the descent. All in all an awesome objective with a good, healthy level of mountaineering challenge and 5-star scenery.
Posted Jun 24, 2013 3:26 pm

telemarkdudeNorth Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 1985


A classic route.
Posted Nov 12, 2012 4:51 pm

mrchad92x  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2012


Great to be on top after a successful run of the Palisade Traverse with a great team. This followed an earlier summit by two weeks which began with a climb up Swiss Arete and was intended to complete the traverse but weather killed it at the U-Notch.
Posted Sep 24, 2012 1:52 pm

Ol WalsherSwiss Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2012

Ol Walsher

Swiss Arete......best views of the Sierra!
Posted Sep 22, 2012 11:54 am

ElGrecoSwiss ArĂȘte  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2012


On our way to Polemonium and the traverse to Thunderbolt (which we aborted at the U-notch due to bad weather).
Posted Sep 11, 2012 5:54 pm

Vitaliy M.Swiss Arete/Winter climb  Sucess!

Vitaliy M.

In 2010 via Swiss Arete
in 2012 in February as a winter ascent with a traverse to Starlight
Posted Aug 27, 2012 3:36 pm

96avs01North Couloir from the South Fork  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2012


Nice climb, and we didn't see any other parties on a very nice weather day. My opinion is the route doesn't deserve a Class 4 rating.
Posted Jul 30, 2012 1:30 pm

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