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soslawTraverse from Starlight  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2009


After Tbolt and Starlight's summits, N. Pal was anticlimatic. Route finding from Starlight was interesting.
Posted Oct 19, 2009 4:52 pm

justingChimney variation  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2009


Part of a traverse from the V-notch to Polemonium to North Pal to Starlight with kovarpa and hamik.
Posted Sep 22, 2009 5:55 pm

gordonyeMoore Variation  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2009


Climbed with Vladimir and Hakan from Palisade Basin via the U-notch chute. Finally succeeded after three tries with Vladimir, thanks to Hakan's route info.
Posted Sep 8, 2009 1:38 pm

BCLRoute Climbed: Le Conte Date Climbed: Sept 1, 2009  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2009


LeConte route from Palisade Basin. Snow at the base of both chockstones made route more difficult than last year. No snow in third chute for second year in a row.
Posted Sep 7, 2009 8:56 pm

RickFNo. 2 on a Three Peak Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2009


The second on our three peak traverse following Polemonium and on the way to Starlight. We approached via the west chute from Palisade Basin, then up the "Chimney". Safely summitting and descending was made possible through the team effort of my partners, Phil & Joe.
Posted Aug 14, 2009 11:26 pm

ChuckOSouthWest Chute/Clyde Variation  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009


Climbed with Javier (avghiker). 4th class pitches down & to left of chimney were good fun. Met a gaggle of SP'ers (including Blackmouth who posted just below this post) on the summit. Excellent weather & climbing conditions.
Posted Aug 13, 2009 6:24 pm

boyblueLeConte Route Solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 1979


Approached from Glacier Creek via Potluck. I found that climbing the icy chock-stones in the narrow chute below the bowl to be at about the upper limit of my ability at the time. Not surprised to see this route's been upgraded to class 4. Amazing climb, though.
Posted Aug 12, 2009 7:57 pm

MariePTraverse in a day  Sucess!


Part of the traverse
Posted Aug 11, 2009 4:11 pm

BlackmouthThunderbolt to Sill Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009


Day hiked the Thuderbolt to Sill Traverse in just over 20 hours. Started at South Lake and ended at the shuttle car at Glacier Lodge. Climbed with SPer's Forjan,Kevin Trieu,Dave S,Luis Gijon and Corey Harelson. We used our double ropes to rap down to the U-Notch on our way to Polemonium. Ran into Sper's Chuck O and Javier on the summit of North Pal.
Posted Aug 10, 2009 8:31 pm

WMLSingle-push fun
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009


Began our trek in at 138am on Sunday, arrived about an hour and a half too late...got to the base of the 'schrund but the rockfall was a bit much to risk annihilation. Returning soon for revenge. Approached via NF Big Pine Creek, were aiming to climb the U-Notch + Chimney variation.
Posted Jul 30, 2009 1:47 am

jspeiglSouthwest chute, chimney variation  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2009


Cool climb. The views from camp at Thunderbolt Pass were amazing. I highly recommend the west side.
Posted Jul 6, 2009 3:31 am

TheRootsterSouthwest side  Sucess!


A super-fun climb thanks to the appealing route and great history. I soloed it, and high up in the chute remember thinking to myself that every step had to count--no room for error. Then I came flying up to the ridgeline at the top of the chute and darn near threw myself over before realizing what a yowza knife edge it was--whew, there's an empty elevator shaft if ever there was one. Great weather, great day, great climb.
Posted Jun 21, 2009 12:15 pm

alpinegosseDone  Sucess!


U-Notch to Chimney stayed two nights.
Posted Nov 24, 2008 11:51 am

BCLRoute Climbed: Le Conte Date Climbed: Sept 20, 2008  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2008


Solo day hike out of South Lake.
Posted Sep 22, 2008 9:47 pm

dshoshoneLe Conte  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2008


Great climb
Posted Sep 16, 2008 11:25 am

seanoFrom Starlight  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2008


Continuing the traverse. The swing across that gap was wild!
Posted Sep 5, 2008 2:02 pm

jimeganNorth Palisade  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2008


Climbed with Mike Brooks using the U Notch couloir and catwalk from our Dusy Basin base camp
Posted Aug 30, 2008 4:02 am

Augie MedinaMini Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008

Augie Medina

Tom Becht and Glenn Gookin and me hiked from the Bishop Pass Trailhead at South Lake and exited at Glacier Lodge. This is a great peak but not quite as much fun as climbing the summit block on Thunderbolt and the Milk Bottle on Starlight.
Posted Aug 4, 2008 3:46 am

bechttTraverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008


Long day doing the Palisades Traverse with Glenn and Augie. Expected it to be much harder -- especially from the notch.
Posted Aug 3, 2008 10:09 pm

BradBartickPart of the Palisades Traverse  Sucess!


Hit NP as part of the Palisades traverse last summer. Great exposure and difficult route-finding, but Bruce kept us on course.
Posted Jul 12, 2008 9:58 pm

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