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FairweatherEast Arete Day hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 1984


Perfect weather, great summit.
With Kevin.
Posted Oct 23, 2015 10:56 pm

CWesselsEast Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2015


This was fun, but it seemed more like a standard class 3 chute than an arĂȘte climb (except towards the very top). Maybe I missed something?
Posted Jul 18, 2015 6:30 pm

bechttEast Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2011


Part of the Sierra Challenge -- with Ephrat
Posted Apr 25, 2015 5:25 pm

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

seanoEast Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2009


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


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!


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

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