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josephgdawsonRoute Climbed: Cathedral Lake Trail Date Climbed: September 10, 2003  Sucess!


One of the better views in CA.
Posted Apr 5, 2004 12:01 am

balajisvRoute Climbed: Mt. Tallac Trail Date Climbed: Aug 24 2003  Sucess!


Nice summer hike. Good views of Tahoe from the top.
Posted Mar 31, 2004 3:48 pm

PellucidWombatRoute Climbed: North East Ridge Date Climbed: 2/29/04  Sucess!


Great snowshoe hike! I really wish that I had brought my skis!
Posted Mar 1, 2004 1:32 am

derbillyRoute Climbed: Mt Tallac Trail Date Climbed: June 22, 2002  Sucess!


Shared the summit with several people and a marmot.
Posted Feb 25, 2004 1:16 pm

LaraRoute Climbed: Ridgeline from Dicks Pass Date Climbed: August 2003  Sucess!


More fantastic route finding with D across the ridge from Dick’s Pass. Although we did see plenty of people in Desolation Wilderness over the weekend, there was only one other person at the top (and we had Dick’s Pass to ourselves for a lunch break). A wonderful peak to get a true feel for the immensity of Lake Tahoe.

Posted Jan 27, 2004 7:11 pm

blmcclainRoute Climbed: NE Ridge route with The Central chute option Date Climbed: Jan 18th, 2004  Sucess!


Climbed with rgreen. Final summit ascent was up the east ridge of the summit bowl. Decended down the west ridge of summit bowl to saddle point and down through the NE gully. Time from summit to trail head was 1.5 hours. Outstanding views along the entire approach.
Posted Jan 21, 2004 6:57 pm

rgreeneRoute Climbed: Northeast Ridge (Direct East variant) Date Climbed: 18 January 2004  Sucess!


Started out on the Northeast Ridge route; made it to the bowl traversal that leads to the north of the summit; we saw we were directly east and there were some chutes leading up. Much suffering ensued, about 4 hours later finally made it out of the chute, and 6:54 total time saw the summit. The chute was high angle snow, which gave way to zero footing as we approached the rocks, technical climbing over the rock section (probably about 30 feet), with uncompacted snow over everything. Above the technical section, we were able to kick-step in the (less) steep snow up to the top of the ridge. Relatively easy walk up the bowl face from the east to the summit after that...
Posted Jan 19, 2004 11:46 am

hyperbolictansRoute Climbed: Date Climbed: 2003 Oct. 12  Sucess!


Started from Stanford Sierra club trail head. Joined Tallac trail near cathedral lake. Camped by Gilmore.
Posted Jan 8, 2004 12:20 am

SierraboneheadRoute Climbed: Trail from Spring Creek, by the Ham's cabin. Date Climbed: August 1995  Sucess!
Trail the whole way. Chipmunks crawling on people's bodies mooching treats on summit. Views are spectacular, as was to be expected. Decended, and went home to South Shore. Ate steaks, drank beer.
Posted Nov 21, 2003 7:15 pm

Bill562Route Climbed: Cathedral Lake Date Climbed: August 2001


A quick afternoon hike.
Posted Oct 29, 2003 10:34 am

FelsbergRoute Climbed: South Slope Date Climbed: October 11, 2003


Climbed this route for the third time with Jan. Some great patriot had put an american flag on top, which made for some great summit photos.
Posted Oct 13, 2003 9:29 pm

fedakRoute Climbed: Cathedral Lake Trail up, Glen Alpine down Date Climbed: 05-Sep-2003  Sucess!


Beautiful clear day, very crowded on the trails and summit.

Pics here, Trip report forthcoming
Posted Oct 7, 2003 11:27 am

earthchicRoute Climbed: Cathedral Lake Date Climbed: Aug. 10, 2003  Sucess!


Beautiful views of Desolation Wilderness.
Posted Sep 5, 2003 2:07 pm

DigglerRoute Climbed: Ridgeline from Dicks Pass Date Climbed: 30 August, 2003  Sucess!


Climbed with LJ, from Dicks Pass. Looking over from the pass, it looked long, but doable, and even fun. It was all of these! All X-country (at least until encountering the trail from Lake Gilmore), it was enjoyable, with some great views! Mostly class 2, with some fun 3rd class, & (the way we went at least- possibly avoidable) even a few moves of 4th class, staying exactly on the ridge. A ranger tried to dissuade us from doing the peak (said she'd prefer Dicks), that one just saw a bunch of subdevelopments. For those in the Lake Tahoe area for the 1st time, though, I'd imagine that it has to be one of the better places to view Lake Tahoe- breathtaking! Glad we didn't encounter any inclement weather- the next day there were storms, & it was apparent that the ridge would be a bad place place to be in that situation (way up high & loooong!). If you do this ridge & want to hook up with the Gilmore Lake trail, it is NOT as marked on the map (converging to the ridge directly)- it instead is a few hundred ft inwards until the final ~200'.
Posted Sep 3, 2003 4:37 pm

ZzyzxRoute Climbed: SE Chute Date Climbed: June 1, 2003  Sucess!
Climbed with Shannon. The route wasn't too steep and I didn't even use crampons, even though they would be helpful at the last 100 - 150 feet of steeper incline. We descended via the "X" (straight down from the summit) which was steep and exciting descend on snow and rock. The last section before joining the main trail involved quite a bit of bushwacking.
Posted Aug 16, 2003 9:01 pm

rgmackieRoute Climbed: Cathedral Lake Date Climbed: 15 July 2001  Sucess!
Nice day hike to bring kids or significant other. Carried a 3 year old in a 'kid-carrier' backpack. Great views of Lake Tahoe.
Posted Aug 9, 2003 7:09 pm

tahoeclimberRoute Climbed: SE Chute Date Climbed: June 1, 2003  Sucess!


Climbed via the SE chute and descended via the "X". The alternate descent made the day much more interesting. It got fairly sloppy on the way in and worse on the way out. Climbed with Kris. There were only 3 others on the summit when we were there that we enjoyed talking with. Not bad for a Sunday.
Posted Jun 1, 2003 7:02 pm

mpbroRoute Climbed: Cathedral Lake via Stanford Sierra Camp Date Climbed: 16 May 2003  Sucess!


Climbed with Jesse Lomask. Got a late start (0800) but made it back for lunch (1230), aided by a glissade down the Cathedral bowl.

Sloppy conditions in spots on the way up, but far worse on the way down. Clear, windless, and warm day on the summit.
Posted May 26, 2003 1:08 am

pierisRoute Climbed: SE Gully Date Climbed: 1 February 2003  Sucess!


Thanks to whoever it was who kicked steps at the top of the gully. I didn't have crampons with me and it would have been very difficult otherwise (spring condition snow). Descended via NE ridge.

Posted Feb 3, 2003 3:43 pm

thenunzRoute Climbed: Fallen Leaf and trail up form Gilmore Date Climbed: Too many to remember  Sucess!


A great day hike to get above Tahoe. Great views of Desolation Wilderness and the lake.
Posted Oct 29, 2002 12:43 pm

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