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Brian JenkinsUp south, down east  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2017

Brian Jenkins

With Jim. Weaved our way up the south ridge starting at 5 am. Interesting views with the haze from the wildfires. Decided to head down the east ridge and nice sandy gully back to the lake afterwards before hiking out.
Posted Jul 31, 2017 11:31 pm

Josh LewisEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2015

Josh Lewis

Mostly a walk, we started at around 11:30 a.m. and still had extra time. I suppose I could have made a run for Courtney and Star.
Posted May 24, 2016 2:05 pm

Mike LewisS ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2015

Mike Lewis

boulder-y. warm. yellow.
Posted Oct 30, 2015 7:28 am

Matt LemkeVia the east ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2015

Matt Lemke

Nice half-day hike up Oval Peak. Amazing how little snow there is this year. The east ridge is a fun walk and the bushwhacking was not too bad.
Posted Jul 26, 2015 2:20 pm

BKWSpring Fling  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2014


Early June wasn't early enough to avoid the boulder hopping. The east ridge was bare and blocky. This climb reinforced the old adage "for the best view climb the ugly mountain"; the view really was fantastic.
Posted Jun 9, 2014 10:16 pm

ScrambledLeggsWish Slam  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2012


Climbed Star Peak, Courtney Peak and Oval Peak in the same day, and bivied atop Oval. INTENSE sunset/sunrise with 2012's wildfires!
Posted Oct 30, 2012 9:11 pm

belowfellowlots of snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2012


long approach to Oval Lakes in tedious snow, but great views
Posted Oct 28, 2012 4:05 pm

kevinsaOval Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2010


Easy scramble, simple routefinding, great views.
Posted Sep 15, 2012 8:09 pm

gimpilatorStar, Courtney, Oval  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2012


Ryan and I climbed Star and Courtney the first day, starting from the West Buttermilk trail. We camped near Star Lake and did Oval the next morning. 32 hours round-trip. Lots of talus.
Posted Jul 2, 2012 12:04 am

Andy DeweyRoute Climbed: South Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 28, 2008

Andy Dewey

Climbed Star, Buttermilk & Oval from camp at Star Lake. Awesome!
Posted Oct 31, 2008 1:32 am

ericnoelOval  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2008


We took the South Ridge up and then went back down the East Ridge. Nice views but more than enough talus and boulders for my taste.
Posted Aug 11, 2008 2:41 pm

thepluggerEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2002


Just noticed I never signed this log for Oval Peak, one of my favorites because it's in our view from the kitchen window. The first time I climbed it with my husband, J, on September 14, 2002.
The next time I climbed it with my neighbor, Helen, on August 31,2004. You guys make it sound so easy, but for us gals (one with a breathing handicap, the other with fibromyalgia), this was a 14-hr "miraculous feat" of endurance, one of which we both remain quite proud. ;-)
Posted Jul 26, 2006 8:53 pm

diceyRoute Climbed: via duffy lake Date Climbed: september 2003  Sucess!
only saw one other person on Labor Day weekend!?!
Posted Sep 4, 2005 1:47 pm

Bob BoltonRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: July 16, 2005  Sucess!

Bob Bolton

Fun climb with Duane G. However, I discovered that cataracts make boulder hopping difficult since depth perception is greatly challenged when one of your eyes can't focus. I'm scheduled for cataract surgery on Aug. 1, so things should start getting better after that. Whatever you do, don't get old!!
Posted Jul 18, 2005 1:32 am

BlakesterRoute Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: August '04  Sucess!


Fun walk-up, some bouldering along the way. Part of a day of Sawtooths high-pointing.
Posted Feb 14, 2005 9:02 pm

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