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bechttGrand Loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2013

bechtt

Day 3 of the alt Sierra Challenge 2013. While the hard core Challenge nuts crossed the crest at Echo Col and met bad weather on the Black Divide, seven of us (Laura, Joan, Tommey, Carol, Jeff, Jim, and I) headed for Ski Mountaineers peak first followed by Mt Thompson via its tricky but highly satisfying north ridge. Once on top, Tommey continued on to Pt Powell while the others returned the way they came. I continued the grand loop by dropping down Thompson's horrible SE chute and climbing the only weakness (a class 2 chute) on Mt Gilbert's west side. Bypassing the summit due to bad weather (and having climbed it before), I climbed over Mt Johnson (with thunderstorms both north and south of me) before returning via the Treasure Lakes basin. Pictures & Story
Posted Aug 24, 2013 11:15 pm

mrchad9Southwest Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2013

mrchad9

Really enjoyed this day overall, in part due to visiting the three summits of Mount Powell in the morning. Then over to Mount Thompson after barely dropping into the basin to the west. Splendid views and weather all day, and had Sunset Lake all to myself the night before.
Posted Jun 18, 2013 4:56 pm

tdoughtyIn the distant past  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 1987

tdoughty

With P. Dowdy: Up and down the Harrington while the wifes battled moths back in the cabin
Posted May 19, 2013 7:34 pm

dshoshoneFrom Sabrina  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2012

dshoshone

Made the up and down slog.. then went on to Powell
Posted Sep 25, 2012 12:07 pm

Darren9Harrington early season  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2012

Darren9

SMG basecamped in the Thompson Gilbert basin late May and our first climb upon reaching camp was the Harrington, accomplished with six climbers in firm early season conditions, downclimbing on the descent.
Posted May 28, 2012 2:01 am

seanoHarrington Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2011

seano

A cold, wet powder-fest, where I was hoping for neve or ice. Trip report.
Posted Feb 4, 2012 2:09 pm

PrestonRheaIce  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2011

PrestonRhea

Soloed the NW Face I am guessing, left of Moynier Couloir. Found mostly fresh snow on rock with a couple good bands of ice in the middle and at the top.

Downclimbed Harrington Couloir, soloed up the Smrz Couloir, then downclimbed Knutson Couloir.

All in all took about 4.5 hours.
Posted Sep 16, 2011 2:30 am

tb00957south side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2010
Windy.
Posted Sep 7, 2010 12:52 pm

bcdthompson  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 14, 2010

bcd

up and down the "Non Moynier" couloir, which is a ribbon of snow just left of the Moynier.
Posted May 14, 2010 10:34 pm

soslawMoynier Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2005

soslaw

Moynier couloir (to the climber's far right sometimes referred to as the north couloir). It had snowed over night covering the couloir's alpine ice with fresh snow. The chock stone covered with fresh snow made this pitch live up to its crux rep. Low clouds and a fresh dusting of the surrounding peaks made for great vistas on top. Because of the fresh snow we did not descend the Thompson ridge, but rapped the Knutsen couloir.
Posted Oct 21, 2009 5:22 pm

physicsRoute Climbed: Moynier Couloir Date Climbed: July 27, 2008  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2008

physics

A good day out w/ Tim from USC; couloir was melting out up top; we will never go near the Thompson ridge again - that place is a death trap.
Posted Jul 29, 2008 4:58 pm

Brad MastrosMoynier Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2008

Brad Mastros

Miguel Forjan and I climbed the Moynier Couloir in great conditions. One of the
best sierra climbs I have done, steep ice and some mixed climbing.
Posted Jun 29, 2008 1:00 pm

MichaelJHarrington Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2005

MichaelJ

Easy neve climb for most of the way with patches of ice. Last pitch was the crux: several inches of snow covering steep brittle ice, both of which I unfortunately sent down on the party below. Bit of a hike to the summit but a great day, despite the ensuing rap epic detailed in my TR.
Posted Mar 20, 2006 8:48 pm

PellucidWombatRoute Climbed: September 25th, 2005 Date Climbed: Harrington Couloir  Sucess!

PellucidWombat

fun climb, good friends, and sunny weather. What more could one ask for?!
Posted Dec 16, 2005 9:45 pm

soslawRoute Climbed: Harrington Couloir
Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2005

soslaw

Climbed with Peter Doucette. Ascent was via the Harrington couloir was a straight forward hard neve and alpine ice climb followed by a descent of the Knutsen couloir.
Posted Oct 10, 2005 12:23 pm

awagherRoute Climbed: Harrington Couloir Date Climbed: sept 25th, 2005

awagher

Climbed the route by soloing and simulclimbing with 3 on the rope. Long day out. 5 man rap stations took hours to get down. Great fun though. Did not summit. My ankle was killing me. Got back to the car around 11:pm.
Posted Oct 3, 2005 1:50 pm

forjanRoute Climbed: Harrington Couloir Date Climbed: September 25, 2005  Sucess!

forjan

Left our camp at approx 11,600 ft by 6am. Simulclimbed the whole couloir with awagher and Matt K, while MichaelJ and PellucidWombat climbed in a separate rope. Summited at noon and then the 5 of us (awagher, Matt K, MichaelJ, PellucidWombat and I) rappelled the Harrington. We started the raps at 1pm and didn't finish 'til 6pm: 5 double-rope raps, 5 people, 5 hours. Hiked out from camp in the dark at 8pm reaching the South Lake trailhead at 11pm. Was home in LA by 3:30am. Another long day.....wouldn't have it any other way.
Posted Sep 28, 2005 5:33 pm

Matt KRoute Climbed: Harrington Couloir Date Climbed: Sept. 25th, 2005  Sucess!
Simul-climbed with forjan and awagher on a beautiful day. Also on the route were MichaelJ and Pellucidwombat. The 5 of us rapped down together, which was a BAD idea. 5 raps with 5 people took 5 hours.
Posted Sep 28, 2005 4:48 pm

asmrzRoute Climbed: Central (Smrz) Couloir Date Climbed: Mid 90s

asmrz

Sometimes in mid to late nineties (96?) Gerry Cox invited me to climb the central couloir on Mt.Thompson. RJ Secor told Gerry that the central Couloir on the North face of Thompson was not climbed so Gerry told me, let''s go have a look at it. ( The couloir was first climbed in 1990 by John Moynier and Scott Andrews, we learned later). When we reached the Thompson Glacier, Gerry came down with terrible flu so I decided to have a look at the gully myself. I climbed the gully and the rock section in the middle (5.6?) and managed to get up it in about 2.5 hours. The problem was that the Thompson North Ridge descent with fresh snow on it looked anything but 3rd class. I didn't think I could down climb this so after some introspection I downclimbed the Harrington Couloir. Exciting...Gerry saw me coming down that gully and thought I was totally nuts, but he didn't know what the Thompson descent looked like.. Some years later, in his Second Edition, RJ Secor named the couloir after me, one of the honors I will never get over. Imagine to have your name on anything in the Sierra Nevada? Thanks Robert.
Posted Apr 17, 2005 3:07 am

asmrzRoute Climbed: Moynier Couloir Date Climbed: October 01, 2000  Sucess!

asmrz

Michael Gordon and I climbed the Moynier Couloir on good and solid alpine ice in October 2000. I found this gully to be as good (and steep) as the legendary Mendel Couloir Right with the short rock section even harder than Mendel. We soloed the first 4-5 pitches and roped about 2 pitches before the rock pitch. The climb was much easier than the descent. The N Ridge of Thompson proved to be much more interesting proposition, if you go down this way, follow the ridge way out till you see easier ground. We didn't and found ourselfes in tough ground. 3 hours up, 5 hours down. Great climbing, great gully, my hat's off to you Mr. Moynier to solo this on first ascent.
Posted Apr 17, 2005 2:49 am

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