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BobD3Western approach  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2012


Camped in a grassy meadow above Wallace Lake, beautiful. Climbed the steep class 3 west facing slope. One tricky 3+ move near the top, very inconspicuous, almost eluded me. A challenging climb, at least by my standards. Donated a little blood, (knee scrapes), on this one, lol. Well worth it. After reading these entries?, sooo glad I stayed out of George Creek.
Posted Feb 9, 2014 7:58 pm

seanoEast ridge via George Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2012


Cool feature, but kind of an easy climb, and not worth the hell of the approach. Trip report.
Posted Aug 20, 2012 10:52 am

dkangasEast Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2012
One must learn to love the hellish approach up George Creek. Not to mention the 1500 foot downclimb to Wallace Lake and the 1000 foot climb back to Vacation Pass AFTER the climb. Exposure on the route is fantastic. I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
Posted Aug 8, 2012 10:03 pm

WayneFryEast Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2012


A fine climb with a stunning view. Approached from George Creek Canyon with a group of 8 climbers from SMG. Setup basecamp at 9200'. Started the next morning at 3am. Topped out at 10:30am. Descended to Wallace lake on the west side then climbed back over Vacation Pass and back to base camp. Long day but well worth it. Carl Heller is an awesome peak.
Posted Aug 8, 2012 2:59 pm

Darren9The Price of Admission  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2012


climbed East Arete in a party of 4 from Sierra Mountaineering Group. Left at 4am from the 9200' camp and summited at 10:30. Class 3/4, we used ropes on about half the route mainly because of exposure; a high, interesting and scenic route. George Creek approach and climbing back over Vacation Pass add to the price of admission for this fun ride.
Posted Aug 6, 2012 10:28 pm

asmrzEast Ridge via George Creek
Date Climbed: May 18, 2012


Penelope May-Smrz and I started via George Creek late afternoon on May 16, 2012. Made it to the 7,000 foot camp spot. Next day went to the lake at the base of the East Ridge. Scrambled up the Ridge next day. Found rock hard ice in the chimney, luckily we had crampons, ice axes, 100 foot section of 7 mm rope and four medium hexes. The chimney pitch was great ice climbing. All in all, wonderful scrambling trip, good class 4, (my rating). Later in the year when the snow/ice is gone, the ledges/chimney can be scrambled unroped. Great trip, but George Creek approach is hell...
Posted May 20, 2012 8:49 pm

Vitaliy M.Winter ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2011

Vitaliy M.

With Kevin, Shane, Mark and Max. East arete. Long time dream come true
Posted Jun 19, 2011 2:15 pm

kevin trieuEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2011

kevin trieu

sweet climb. first unplanned bivy.
Posted Mar 22, 2011 12:21 am

Shane RathbunAlpine fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2011

Shane Rathbun

Approached via George Creek, a great winter climb. Mountaineering boots and snow definitely upped the ante. My bivy cherry was popped at the top of the snow couloir. Great climb with great people.
Posted Mar 15, 2011 10:03 pm

PellucidWombatRe: Alpine fun


That's two bivy cherries that I've popped this winter, and the third this year! I'm getting to be quite the bivy playa ;-)
Posted Mar 19, 2011 7:38 pm

PellucidWombatScary but Memorable Winter Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2011


Climbed the East Ridge via George Creek with Vitaliy Musiyenko, Shane Rathbun, Kevin Trieu, and Maxim Belyakov. Bivvied at the top of the snow couloir after 16 hrs of climbing and summitted the next day. The hike out was very long!
Posted Mar 14, 2011 12:42 pm

bechttEast Ridge via George Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 10, 2008


Great climb with Bob and Glenn. George Creek 3X -- this one requiring a bivy. Glenn, there are other ways to climb Barnard and Trojan!
Posted May 25, 2008 2:06 am

GlennGEast Ridge via George Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 10, 2008


Tom's trip report covers the details, but briefly; the ridge was a great scramble, I won't be returning to George Creek.
Posted May 24, 2008 6:59 pm

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