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jdmorehouseEast Ridge/Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2015


I woke up and found a friend of mine parked nearly across from me at Saddlebag Lake. Coincidentally he was also going to climb North Peak, so we set off together. We found the east ridge up to the east face an excellent route. I went right up the face via some ledges full of loose rock, but climbable, while Jon went around the back of the pinnacles found up there and hit the ridge to the summit a little lower than I. Both ways up worked well. A chilly, windy day with a smoke from all the fires obscuring the views.
Posted Sep 1, 2015 5:39 pm

charitydominicThis and Conness, yay  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2008


What a fun peak. Easy walk up from Conness Lakes. Not so easy hike to the lakes though (long), starting from Lundy Canyon.
Posted Oct 30, 2014 6:27 pm

labgloves2014 SC Day 10  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2014


On my way home, exhausted from the 2014 SC I hiked up the SW slope route. This was a wonderful hike through truly beautiful country.
Posted Aug 25, 2014 8:34 pm

calipidderGreat hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2014


The hike via Conness Lakes is just gorgeous. I could do without the sandy slog up the hill, but at least the descent is quick!
Posted Aug 24, 2014 5:49 pm

trexkerryStandard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2014
Was driving to Mammoth for a weekend of peakbagging, decided to do Hoffman in the morning and North Peak in the afternoon to help acclimate for the weekend fun. Views from North Peak were grand. Trip report is HERE.
Posted Aug 23, 2014 12:32 am

xharvSW face up, SE chute down  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2014


Day hike from Saddlebag Lake, a total of 7 hours. Up via a sandy slope above the highest of the Conness Lakes to the ridge line ("North Peak Pass" in Secor), then SW face to the summit. Down the steep, somewhat loose SE chute. There is still a patch of snow at the top of the chute, but it's easy to go around it.
Posted Jul 25, 2014 3:43 pm

mengboSW Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2014


This is the celebration day for SPS list finisher - Lisa Barboza. She finished the final 248th peak on this one. Total of 44 people joined this event. We took the easy 2nd class route to the summit. Total 7 peak finishers were on the summit today.
Congrats to Lisa!
Posted Jun 29, 2014 12:46 am

Bill562SE Face ski  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2014


Solo from Saddlebag Lake. The last 200 vertical ft to the summit is no longer skiable this year. It was all about the summit for me though, so I persevered and had the summit to myself.

Posted May 27, 2014 2:22 pm

MarmadukeWatched the Sunset  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2013


Watched a great sunset and then descended, the last 1 1/2 with headlamp. Really a wonderful area.
Posted Oct 28, 2013 2:15 am

fedakModified SE Chute  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2013


Up the sandy SE slope and ascended a class 3 chute a bit to the right of the one described in the route section. Topped out on the ridge less than 100 yards from the summit.

The Rim Fire was raging off to the west- but the Saddlebag Lake area was crystal clear

Pics and commentary are here.

Posted Aug 25, 2013 11:46 am

CWesselsSE chute  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2013


Discovered this route after several days of cross-country backpacking from Green Creek. Definitely a nice finale. The scrambling towards the top is quite pleasant and the views are stunning. Although I didn't take it, I recommend the right chute variation to this route. There are actually two right chutes (really, the cute is split by a gendarme towards the top), and both looked fun from above.
Posted Aug 17, 2013 12:34 am

colinrUp the Talus Slope coming from Saddlebag  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2013


The area between Saddlebag Lake and Conness Lakes is stunningly scenic, especially given how little time and effort it takes to get there from the trailhead. Then a bit more effort put me atop an awesome perch with as much exposure and technical terrain within reach as I could want. However, given the approaching midday thunderstorms and my tendency to stick to class 2 terrain, I headed down quickly through rain to get to my hot lunch and shower.
Posted Jul 12, 2013 5:34 am

A BitSaddlebag Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2012

A Bit

Great hike and had the summit all to myself.
Posted May 4, 2013 8:29 pm

breadboxClosing down the season  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2012


NW Ridge + N. Ridge Conness, solo with the snow chasing me out of Tuolumne. Time to ski!
Posted Feb 12, 2013 2:28 am

emilieVia NW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2012


Climbed the NW Ridge with a Bay Area Mountain Rescue Unit alpine training weekend. I am a weeny on fourth class so we used the rope a fair bit and I was basically shitting myself when we were not using a rope. I knew this already, but reinforced I have some work to do dealing with exposure. Still, a beautiful straightforward route with spectacular exposure and an easy descent route (regular class 2 route).
Posted Oct 22, 2012 12:41 pm

WayneFryNW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2012


Climbed this route with two other climbers (Scott and Rob). Good challenge at the second impasse and a great summit view.
Posted Oct 16, 2012 1:12 pm

bechttSW Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2012


bonus on the way to Conness NW ridge with Laura M and Tom G.
Posted Oct 8, 2012 9:10 pm

lizklevyNW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2012


Great day out! Can't wait to go back and climb the couloir!
Posted Sep 10, 2012 10:35 pm

cabSouthwest Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2012


Started at Saddlebag Lake, two hours to summit. Then continued on to Shepherd Crest & Excelsior Mountain.
Posted Sep 4, 2012 11:16 am

WDW4First Roped Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2011


Climbed up from a campground past saddlebag lakes. Rapped down from close to the summit, then on down a chute and to the bottom with a fun glissade.
Posted Jan 9, 2012 2:03 pm

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