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FairweatherWest Chute   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2013


From campsite just South of Thunderbolt Col, with Todd & Tom. Beautiful clear day.
Posted Oct 17, 2015 7:40 pm

CameronGroundW Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2015


Challenging route in places for my soloing tastes, didn't look at anything other than Secor and thought the fifth class was limited to the start...it wasn't. Still a decent amount of snow in some places from last week's storm, slowed progress considerably in steep spots as I didn't bring proper gear. All in all a good, tough climb.
Posted Oct 12, 2015 8:58 pm

bennovakU Notch from West  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2015


Day trip with Kurt from SMI. Long day, great route, and hell of a way to close out the summer.
Posted Oct 2, 2015 12:51 pm

iditarod81Final CA 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2015


My husband and I climbed via west side chute. Awesome guiding from Barbara (SMG) who helped us tackle rotten snow conditions in the chute and along the ridgeline. Our final CA 14er!
Posted Jun 16, 2015 1:43 am

jdmorehouseMoore's Variation   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2014


With Paul K and Marianne S. We took the Moore ledges (at approximately 13,800' and ascended into a chute one or two reach arounds early with good class 4 rock and one short section of 5.3, which put us right at the bottom of the summit bowl. On the way down we stayed to the right and hit the ledges bypassing the class 4 route we had taken up, and had three reach arounds to get back to the main chute. This is when we realized we didn't go far enough to gain the main ascent chute (some where above the notorious chock stones found in the Le Conte route). Our chute worked well for us, though, as the rock was good and was free of the loose crap found every where else on this climb.
Posted Sep 15, 2014 1:16 pm

DukeJHLeConte Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2014


Link up with Polemonium via the LeConte Route on a beautiful day.
Posted Aug 15, 2014 5:24 pm

Luke SwansonTBolt to North Pal  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2013

Luke Swanson

Southwest chute number 1 up thunderbolt and traversed to Starlight and North Pal. Went down the west side of the u-notch in the dark.
Posted Oct 24, 2013 5:34 pm

douggrangerU-Notch from West  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2012


via Le Conte ledge
Posted Sep 12, 2013 9:00 pm

cabLeConte Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2013


A long day with Mark starting from South Lake, traversing to Polemonium after North Pal, then back to our bivy at Thunderbolt Pass. Glad to get the CA 14ers done, but a tough day thinking about our friend Pat Hadley who was supposed to join us on this trip.
Posted Sep 9, 2013 11:59 am

DonnoU-Notch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2000


Climbed u-notch couloir and Clyde variation with Reza. Almost killed by rockfall rappelling the couloir. Had done the couloir the year before.

1994: attempt with Doug. Exhausted after 9hr hike to glacier. Henceforth, rode horseback to glacier turnoff.
Posted Aug 12, 2013 11:05 am

westhegimpTraverse from Tbolt
Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2009


So Seacor says "go left of large gendarm." But in the distance I see this crack on the right. So I go to the base of this thing and climb it. It was very cool. 10a ish. The problem was it leaves you on a small ledge just to the west side of the large chock stone in the huge chimney. I probably could have broad jumped to the boulder but instead I climbed over. It's like 10' of 10+. No problem except all the holds are vertical no horizontals at 14k. :) Anybody know what this crack is?
Posted Aug 11, 2013 7:55 pm

rdesotaVia U- Notch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2005


Great classic climb up the snow of the U-Notch, then up to the summit ridge and summit. Long day and great follow-up to a failed prior attempt.
Posted Oct 8, 2012 12:18 pm

mrchad92x  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2012


Quick stop as we carried on from Thunderbolt to Sill. The overhanging block was a fun little short rap between Starlight and North Pal.

First climbed in August 2008 when a late season and little snow made the U-notch from the front a bad option, so over Bishop pass and up the back. Took the chimney from there, then Polemonium before the decent.
Posted Sep 24, 2012 1:44 pm

ckerthWest Chute  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2012


Up the west chute, across the catwalk, and past the two chockstones. Fun route finding on the way to the summit block. A tragic fatal accident the day before (somewhere in the vicinity of the catwalk) had us going slowly and carefully.
Posted Sep 20, 2012 10:06 pm

Vitaliy M.Winter climb  Sucess!

Vitaliy M.

In Febuary traversed from Sill to Starlight.
Posted Aug 27, 2012 3:44 pm

krrt2000Southwest (original) Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 1994


Great route, my friend Duane had to leave following the climb of T-Bolt the day before due to altitude sickness. Met Anthony Ambrose on the trail and climbed it with him the next day. Next morning 2-3 inches of snow everywhere, packed up for a hot shower at Parchers.
Posted Feb 24, 2012 8:42 pm

efunkBeautiful Area
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2011


Amazing views along the traverse. Hope to head back soon to do the t-bolt - sill in its entirety.
Posted Oct 7, 2011 1:48 pm

dpsiebertTraverse from Starlight  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2011


Good climbing, impressive exposure!
Posted Sep 20, 2011 5:22 am

Bill562North Pal wknd  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2011


With Oleg R car to summit via West chute to U notch and up the face left of chimney. Descended via Le Conte, camped near base of Starlight NW chute.
Posted Sep 19, 2011 11:23 am

ElGrecoU-notch + chimney  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2011


Fantastic climbing with Jack in an exhilarating setting! Perfect weather. U-notch was mostly snow with some ice which could be skirted. The bergschrund was passable on the right with 15ft or so of near vertical snow climbing. The 2nd pitch of the chimney above the notch has a few interesting moves. We stayed on the ridge crest after the chimney on the way to the summit, past two gendarmes, instead of dropping down into the other side - not necessary, but made for very exposed and exciting climbing (up to 4th class). Getting from the notch to the summit took a couple of hours. 12 hours total from camp and back. Highly recommended route!
Posted Aug 14, 2011 6:25 pm

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