North Palisade Climber's Log
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|darinchadwick||Route Climbed: West side coulior Date Climbed: September 2001|
|Camped below Thunderbolt pass. Getting from Bishop pass to Thunderbolt pass is hateful with an overnight pack. Camping below the pass is choice. The coulior wasn't difficult, a little gravelly, but OK. The catwalk wasn't too hard to find either. We roped up on the way up for the catwalk, but soloed it on the way back. The exposure here is great, but it's actually pretty wide and flat. Couple nasty narrow points in the coulior kept us awake, then, the summit bowl. After endless wandering over big summit blocks, we finally bumped into the summit. We had fat plans to bag T-bolt and Starlight that day as well, but ended up just rapping off. Guess we have another trip in the future....|
|Posted Apr 1, 2002 11:41 am|
|Guilty||Route Climbed: Traverse the Palisades Date Climbed: 09/09/01|
|Started from Sam Mack Meadow at 7:35 for E. Face of |
Thunderbolt, traverse the Palisades; T-bolt, Starlight,
N. Pal., and Mt. Sill and then headed back to the meadow.
|Posted Oct 30, 2001 2:48 pm|
|Bob Burd||Route Climbed: U-Notch + Chimney Variation Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2000|
|Climbed this with mconnell. I thought the hardest climbing was the bypassing of the bergschrund on the right side. I wished I had my climbing shoes while I stood in the open book there, desperately looking to place a piece of pro before I slipped off.|
We also attempted to descend the class 4 Clyde Variation back to the U-Notch. Eventually we had to admit we couldn't downclimb class 4 or we were off-route, so we ended up rappelling the last 20m down.
A full trip report if you care. :)
|Posted Aug 20, 2001 11:24 pm|
|Guilty||Route Climbed: Traverse from Mount Sill Date Climbed: 08/05/00|
|I started from Lake Elsinore in the South Fork of the Big Pine Creek area, headed up Mount Sill, traverse to Polemonium, North Palisade, and Starlight Peak.|
I headed back the same way.
|Posted Aug 13, 2001 10:02 pm|
|Josh||Route Climbed: Traverse from Starlight Peak Date Climbed: August 1, 2001|
|This was the third summit of my CA 14er speed climbing tour! Check out the trip report here.|
|Posted Aug 8, 2001 5:04 pm|
|mconnell||Route Climbed: U-notch + chimney Date Climbed: Aug, 2000|
|One of my favorite peaks. A really nice climb.|
|Posted Jul 17, 2001 11:51 am|
|Josh||Route Climbed: Traverse from Starlight Peak Date Climbed: June 24, 2001|
|Single day solo traverse of Thunderbolt, Starlight, North Palisade and Polemonium. Started at the parking lot at 5:30am....didn't get back until 9:30. Hauled a 30lb pack full of snow/ice gear all day. That sucked big time on the 5th class rock sections. The traverse from Starlight involves some tricky routefinding. If you rope up and place pro, the traverse will take forever. Better to free solo, but beware of loose rock!|
|Posted Jun 25, 2001 10:09 am|
|Romain||Route Climbed: U-Notch+Chimney Variation Date Climbed: May 7, 2001|
|Climbed North Palisade via the U-Notch+Chimney Variation on May 7th, 2001. Apparently we were the first to sign the summit log since October of 2000. The snow was firm in the U Notch, and skiers has kicked in steps all the way, making the ascent easy. The chimney above it is class 4 with some easy class 5 moves on the second pitch. The traverse of the arete to the summit was actually the tricky part because many ledges were covered in snow at that time of year (hard class 3 probably). A long and strenuous day, and a gorgeous climb....|
Check http://www.stanford.edu/~wacziarg/climbing/NPalMay01.html for more.
|Posted Jun 13, 2001 4:29 pm|