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Bill562North Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2014


With Aysel G. Had to bivy - off route. Also saw a major rock avalanche off one of the walls (climbers right of the main descent chute). Thousands of pounds of rock came down. Be extremely careful and quick coming down this chute, stay as far to climbers left as possible.
Posted Jul 28, 2014 1:51 pm

HyadventureA long day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2013


22 hours car to car with only one significant route finding error. It was longer, harder and looser then I expected.
Posted May 27, 2013 11:20 pm

laswansoNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2012


Did it in a day with 5 others, but hiked out in the dark. Really fun route.
Posted Dec 6, 2012 6:36 pm

oliverkaltLonger than expected  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2012


One long day trip. With all the nice bivy sites along the way, next time I think I want to use one of them. The views from the ridge are amazing.
Posted Jun 19, 2012 12:46 am

atavistNo visibility  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2011


Solo, flurries started while I was around 2nd tower, thunderstorm started when I hit the summit and dropped about 4" of powder, zero vis all day, good times down climbing loose snowy boulder chutes and steep chimneys with frozen digits.
Posted Sep 12, 2011 4:31 pm

fossanafirst alpine of the season  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 2011


soloed with Mike C

Took a alternative line to gain the ridge with technical slab/hard snow. Surprisingly little snow remaining on the route proper, although a light dusting made the crux section a bit slick and sketchier than normal.
Posted May 31, 2011 3:39 pm

haishanN Ridge solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2010


Was lucky to get up this route in between early season storms, <8 hrs car-to-car. Agreed with page author- leave the convoluted route descriptions at home and test your route-finding judgment.
Posted Oct 19, 2010 11:00 pm

Dave DalyNorth Ridge (Solo)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2010

Dave Daly

Armed with a pair of Mountain Masters and good friends, we had a spectacular day out. Minor issues locating the "notch" to access the ridge (too soon). A 1.5 hour correction got us on course. Still had plenty of time to boulder down at Grass Lake and enjoy a burger, fries and an ice cold Sierra Nevada brew! Will definitely do this again (stand by Michelle...your time CTC is going down!) Thanks Blair and Sheila!
Posted Sep 15, 2010 5:19 pm

BlairGreat Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2010


Finally got this mountain...Climbed w 2 great peeps, great weather. 12h45m C2C Solo ascent
Posted Sep 13, 2010 5:49 pm

mtndonkeyNearly Epic  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2009


Very long day, nearly free soloed the entire route but roped up the last couple pitches of the summit headwall due to major fatigue setting in. Fun day, but be prepared to spend a full day out.
Posted Aug 9, 2010 2:45 pm

BlackmouthNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2010


Climbed with friends. We had 2 rope teams of 3 and I was happy to do most of the leading. Nice ridge climb with awesome views.
Posted Jul 28, 2010 8:05 pm

jonmeek16success on the North Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2010


Success with Mike, Miguel, Tony, Joan and Isabelle! Great day, but very long with 2 teams of 3
Posted Jul 27, 2010 2:31 pm

mdostbyA long Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2010


Exciting day.
Posted Jul 25, 2010 6:13 pm

Aaron DyerGood Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2010

Aaron Dyer

5 hours to summit from Whitney Portal. 8.5 hours CTC solo. A really fun day.
Posted Jul 6, 2010 2:53 pm

soslawNorth Ridge   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2009


With Peter Doucette. A fair amount of 5.6 on the route we took.
Posted Sep 21, 2009 3:13 pm

cdogfun sunday  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2009


had a fun backpack into Grass Lakes for Labor Day weekend. My buddy Nate and I climbed the NR on Sunday, and certainly found the route fun and adventurous. Had a great time, and really enjoyed the (mostly) solid rock. We climbed the 2nd tower via the right-hand route with 2 fixed pins. We were on the summit at dusk, and descended the scree gully in the dark, which probably is the best time to do so.
Pretty cool & adventurous experience overall.
Posted Sep 7, 2009 11:11 pm

fossanasolo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2009


Just me this time. Made the mistake of trying out a "new" descent down one of the steep W Ridge gullies. Lucked out and managed to make it down to the lakes without too much backtracking.
Posted Aug 31, 2009 1:22 am

gomez13Stormed off!!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2008


Was making good time until an afternoon shower turned into a 12 hour torrent. Retreated down Inyo Creek drainage (not Recommended) only to find Whitney Portal road washed out and closed. Really want to go back and get this one done.
Posted Apr 12, 2009 8:15 pm

sierrasclimberOnly as a day  Sucess!


I would only recommend this as a day route with stronger 5.7-5.9 with minimal gear so you can move fast and solo lots of the route. Way fun then.
Posted Apr 7, 2009 10:04 pm

jesu, joy of man's desiringNorth Ridge Death Route!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 1993

jesu, joy of man\'s desiring

I hadn't been climbing in two years...but went up to do this route anyway, thinking that it would be trivial, a total waste of my time--since I considered myself to be a good rock climber! We brought a 9mm rope along and maybe 8 hexes for the "interesting variations" we might find...

Didn't feel like downclimbing a certain boring tower...so we climbed the tower's wrong side instead. Knowing I was way off route, I launched up an 80-degree finger crack anyway, thinking "piece of cake." NOT GOOD! Looked down and noticed two hexes had wiggled out, and I was facing a 95-foot fall, getting VERY pumped, shaky, etc! I made the usual deal with God, and somehow gained the ledge safely, after a horribly wicked runout.

I'm signing this log cause this was the closest I'd ever come to getting myself killed--I almost got killed on a route that's basically third class. Jeeeez! --Steve

P.S. Then we suffered the indignity of several hundred mosquito bites on the hike out.

Posted Feb 17, 2009 5:05 pm

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