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craig512Class 3?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2013

craig512

Awesome climb. This is some steep class 3 and I would say borders on 4 in some parts because a rope would definitely protect a long fall down the chute. The exposure was awesome and the view on top was amazing. We opted for this because of the bad rockfall all across the palisades.
Posted Aug 2, 2013 12:14 am

cabEast Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2013

cab

Dayhike from Glacier Lodge. The class 3 near the summit is very solid with nice ledges. Fun climb!
Posted Jul 15, 2013 11:34 am

Bill562Via East Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2012

Bill562

With Barry O and Tim G, camped at Sam Mack Lake, perfect weather all weekend
Posted Sep 30, 2012 11:32 pm

soslawEast ArĂȘte Variation  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2012

soslaw

Ascended a chute on the north east side. To avoid loose rock in the chute I climbed the rock on the left side. This became class 4 and as difficulties increased I traversed left which deposited me in the correct chute at the point where one traverses left into chute 2. This was class 3 as advertised and made for a much easier down climb.
Posted Sep 12, 2012 11:35 pm

asmrzMy 1st Palisades summit
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 1976

asmrz

Kathy Crandal and Paul Harris led LA RCS trip to the Palisades and Mt.Winchell in August of 1976 and let me come with them. We hiked up the East Arete and on the summit met Tim Ryan and John Mendenhall. This was my (humble) introduction to some well known Sierra pioneers and also my first Palisades summit climb.
Posted Jan 28, 2011 6:20 pm

ckerthEast Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2010

ckerth

From camp at Third Lake. About 100 feet below the summit it started to snow.
Posted Sep 26, 2010 10:49 pm

DariaOne of my favorite climbs  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2009

Daria

Sierra Challenge alternate 09-hideous boulder field, but climbing the peak was lovely-very cool airy summit and palisade views.
Posted Aug 15, 2010 9:05 pm

TheNobleSunfishEast Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2010

TheNobleSunfish

A really fun class 3 route - mostly scrambling, but had to pull out the ice axe for a couple of snow traverses.
Posted Jul 19, 2010 8:56 pm

kraymesEast Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 1991

kraymes

First summit in the Palisades. Remains the standard by which I judge of Class 3 routes.
Posted May 22, 2010 6:19 pm

bryangastPerfect  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2008

bryangast

Great climb from Sam Mack Meadow.
Posted Jan 8, 2010 12:46 am

96avs01East Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2009

96avs01

Definitely worthy of a repeat. Great trip!
Posted Sep 28, 2009 3:57 pm

mhengstVia East Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2009

mhengst

Climbed from our camp at Sam Mack Meadow. Crossing the moraine was a pain but once there the chute and summit were fairly straightforward. Found a bottle of Jameson and two shot glasses sitting next to the register.
Posted Sep 15, 2009 12:15 pm

derbillyChallenge day 6  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2009

derbilly

East arete. Nice climb after the extensive boulder field. Climbed with Darija.
Posted Aug 22, 2009 3:28 pm

boyblueEast Arete Solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 1986

boyblue

Great and exciting climb. One of my favorites.
Posted Aug 13, 2009 7:32 pm

seanoEast Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2009

seano

Alternate for 2009 Sierra Challenge. Fun route once you get off the moraine. Hard to spot the direct approach from Sam Mack Meadow.
Posted Aug 13, 2009 7:20 pm

JHH60East Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2008

JHH60

Nice class 3 climb.
Posted Jun 23, 2009 12:44 pm

tb00957winchell  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2008
nice class 3.
Posted Oct 6, 2008 4:53 pm

dpsiebertEast Arete  Sucess!

dpsiebert

Fun climb with friends, but a long pack out after summiting.
Posted Aug 21, 2008 6:07 am

rhyangEast Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2008

rhyang

Started from camp in Sam Mack meadow - most of the waterfall chute was covered with snow, which I cramponed up before dawn (made for nice glissading on my return :)

Stayed on the arete for most of the way. When it became a true knife edge I traversed into the chute (maybe 100' from the summit ?) I was surprised at how much fun this was ! Pictures don't really do it justice. The class 2-3 chute seems to parallel the arete for most of the way, making for a nice descent route.

Atop around 10am. Beautiful day in the Palisades, though I could see clouds coming in while I descended.
Posted Jul 9, 2008 11:05 am

dshoshoneEast Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 16, 2008

dshoshone

Fun climb, snow from the 2nd lake on. The face only had a couple of small patches up high.
Posted May 19, 2008 3:36 pm

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