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jonmeek16success via swiss arete
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2009


climbed via Swiss Arete w/ Mike Ostby. great day, great weather and a great climb!!!
Posted Jul 13, 2009 7:40 pm

jmcvia Swiss Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2008


Great trip, We left from camp at Mt Gayley, crossed the intense scree fields, summited, then back to camp, packed up and made it back to the car in one very long day.
Posted May 19, 2009 8:09 am

thholderSW Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2008


After a failed attempt in june, under estimating the approach. From Thunderbolt Pass/Potluck Pass. Camped above tarn at Potluck. Favorite views
Posted Apr 28, 2009 5:03 pm

jimeganMt Sill  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2008


Climbed with Mike Brooks in 12 hours from the Glacier Lodge trailhead up the North Fork of Big Pine Creek to Sam Mack Meadow and up the Glacier Notch.
Posted Sep 28, 2008 6:32 am

jmcSwiss Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2008


Beautiful morning, but it clouded up by 11a. Light snow, hail, and some rain, we were rapping in the rain and got a rope stuck, started to sound like an epic, but then it all came together.
Posted Sep 10, 2008 1:04 pm

seanoFrom Polemonium  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2008


End of the traverse, 10 hours from South Lake. That knife-edge was awesome.
Posted Sep 5, 2008 2:04 pm

emilieSwiss Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2008


Climbed this with SPer - Jeff B. We planned to do the traverse, but 70 mph gusts, mild hypothermia on my part, and lingering fatigue from getting our heavy packs to Sam Mack Meadow meant Sill was our only summit. Not a bad one at all though as the climbing was spectacular and the descent was pretty epic.
Posted Sep 3, 2008 2:20 pm

HeyItsBenN. Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2008


Awesome route. Would be much more enjoyable with nice snow cover up to Apex. 9th CA 14er.
Posted Aug 27, 2008 4:53 pm

kevin trieuslog  Sucess!

kevin trieu

big slog from the west
Posted Aug 26, 2008 5:07 pm

ckerthNorth Coulior  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2008


Climbed the North Coulior. The L-shaped snowfield is currently easy to bypass on the right (crampons not required). Great views from the top. Climbed Apex Peak on the way down.
Posted Aug 11, 2008 12:31 am

Zhenya77SW Slope
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2004


The approach was not that bad, but my partner start experiencing a sever altitude sickness and we have to abort the ascent part.
Posted Aug 6, 2008 3:55 pm

GlennGThunderbolt to Sill Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008


Long day with Tom and Augie as he says below. Final peak on the traverse, glad it didn't take long to get to after Polemonium!
Posted Aug 4, 2008 11:53 pm

bechttTraverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008


Long day doing the Palisades Traverse with Glenn and Augie. Still one of my favorite peaks. The beginning of a long night when Augie's three nights without sleep caught up to him.
Posted Aug 3, 2008 10:14 pm

Climber DaveNorth Coulior  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2008

Climber Dave

Climbed up the N coulior which is dissappearing, kinda loose rock to the notch to Apex, Still a fun climb with great views of the Palisades
Posted Jul 24, 2008 8:59 pm

dshoshoneN. Coulior  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2008


Fun climb. It hailed the day before, so the N. face was white and frozen. Also climbed Apex and Gayley as part of a long day hike.

Posted Jul 21, 2008 4:47 pm

NorrisSwiss Arete revisited  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2007


Climbed Swiss Arete for the second time. First time was twenty years ago with John Fischer. Great fun climb. Very sad how much the Palisade glacier has retreated over the last two decades.
Posted Jul 13, 2008 5:42 pm

BradBartickSummited as part of Palisades traverse  Sucess!


Hit MS as part of the Palisades traverse last summer. Great exposure and difficult route-finding, but Bruce kept us on course.
Posted Jul 12, 2008 9:59 pm

plumeArete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2008


finer than fine climb. Simuled or soloed much of it. Beautiful and clean. Now, if only the approach could be a tad bit shorter. Must keep in mind that you are climbing all the while.
Posted Jul 8, 2008 12:14 am

SkydiveKenNorth Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2008


Climb Mt Sill on our way to Polemonium Peak. Perfect conditions and the easiest class 4 I have done.

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by skydiveken
Posted Jun 29, 2008 11:36 pm

david whitingIf you don't succeed at first...
Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2005

david whiting

This was my second winter solo attempt. I love the journey, though can't quite make the summit. I'll keep trying!
Posted Mar 15, 2008 6:41 pm

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