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saltlicktoo sick for a summit photo!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2011

saltlick

AMS hit me hard near the summit of Starlight, and we only summited N Pal cuz it was on the way to the U-Notch descent! Wonderful, varied climbing and unparalleled position throughout made for a memorable day.
Posted Jun 27, 2011 7:27 pm

pratyushTB to North Pal  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2011

pratyush

climbed as 3-member team, bailed when it was 6.30 and we were still at U-Notch. The 3 peaks that we did were awesome though!
Posted Jun 27, 2011 1:49 pm

DariaPalisade traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2010

Daria

Traverse from Thunderbolt to Polemonium-encountered some obnoxious ice on the route
Posted Sep 26, 2010 7:41 pm

Ol WalsherWest Chute U-Notch LeConte Ledge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2010

Ol Walsher

Awesome 4th class climb. Had lots of good rappels on the way down. The ledge lived up to its name........I don't think I ever looked down!
Posted Sep 11, 2010 10:28 pm

Jesus MalverdeU-Notch Chimmney Variation  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2002

Jesus Malverde

In 2002, I lived in a condo box with my cat, climbing gear, bicycles, yada yada... The desperation occurred during a day-long, 19+ hour ascent of North Palisade con mi compadre Antonio. I'd been gnawing on Clif Bars all day and whilst on the descent down the U-Notch, suddenly, despite me hunger, I couldn't take another bite. That's because I was literally gagging and beginning to dry vomit trying to get that hunk of sugar grain down me gullet. That's the moment I now call "the epiphany." Two days later, after countless flashbacks of that nauseous moment, energy gels became a reality. The mission to achieve better nutritional fueling was accomplished. Thanks, GU, Hammer, et.al!
Posted Sep 10, 2010 4:54 pm

tb00957U-notch, chimney  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2010
Great climb. A bit concerned about the rock fall.
Posted Jun 28, 2010 5:22 pm

pratyushsummitted  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 28, 2010

pratyush

...with Caltech Alpine Club on their annual advanced winter mountaineering trip, on 27-28 Mar' 2010, via the class 5 U-Notch + Chimney Variation
Posted Jun 9, 2010 12:18 pm

HyadventureU-Notch (Glacier Side) + Chimney  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2010

Hyadventure

I loved the route; the long a$$ approach, snow travel across the glacier, crossing the schrund, climbing the couloir, a couple pitches of climbing at 14k, and then a nicely exposed scramble to the summit. It’s got everything. Overall the most challenging 14’er I’ve climbed.


Posted Jun 8, 2010 5:42 pm

kraymesU-Notch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 1991

kraymes

Solo. No crampons so I had to cut steps up the U-Notch and stayed close to the rock. I used Roper's Guide and couldn't belive that crack was 4th class of course I was off route. Good times.
Posted May 22, 2010 12:10 pm

winemanvanFrom Barrett lakes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 1979

winemanvan

I was 19 and in such good shape that I don't remember it as being difficult. I followed a guy who'd attempted it 3 times, but was unsuccessful because of weather. We made it up the SW chute pretty quickly and luxuriated on top for a couple of hours taking in the fantastic view. A couple of Irish guys climbed up the east side while we were there. The weather was perfect. A few years ago, while hiking through Dusy Basin I looked up at the mountain, and shook my head and muttered something about youth and foresight and hiked on.
Posted Mar 15, 2010 12:32 pm

cottersnowU notch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2006
I like this one.
Posted Nov 29, 2009 8:05 pm

HeyItsBenTbolt - N. Pal traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2009

HeyItsBen

The "gap" between Starlight and N. Pal was gnarly (and fun)! Was hoping to bag Polemonium as well but ran out of daytime. Came down the west side of the U-notch in the dark, a horrendous descent and a long day.
Posted Oct 28, 2009 4:20 pm

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

soslaw

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

justing

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

Bob BoltonSW chute  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2009

Bob Bolton

Duane, Grant, Greg, and I finally overcame the challenges for a successful 12.5 hour day. We're all more peakbaggers than rock climbers, so we had our moments, but overall it was a great day.
Posted Sep 20, 2009 12:55 am

gordonyeMoore Variation  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2009

gordonye

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

BCL

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

RickF

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

ChuckO

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

boyblue

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

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