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Peak_BaggerSteep!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2004


I summited this by traversing the ridge after summiting Mt Sill. It was pretty straight forward but was pretty exposed going around the V notch.
Posted Apr 28, 2008 2:45 am

jimeganPOLEMONIUM PK  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2004


Posted Feb 7, 2008 12:50 am

Shirley LamI like...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2007

Shirley Lam

that little knife-edge section between Polemonium and Sill.
Posted Jan 30, 2008 10:03 pm

bighornmonkeyDone...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2007


Up it 3 times! Last was during a palisade traverse where we bivied a few feet down from the summit of North Pal.
Posted Dec 25, 2007 8:43 am

skotty10th CA 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007


5 left
Posted Sep 16, 2007 9:46 pm

leftyFrom Glacer Notch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2007


Climbed with Eggheadsherpa and others. Two more 14ers to go.
Posted Sep 14, 2007 9:35 pm

poorboy44T-bolt to Polemonium traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007


T-bolt to Polemonium with Shay. Altitude + regular sick = "double whammy". From Polemonium you can descend the back side of the U-notch back to Dusy Basin. If you approached from Dusy Basin, this is the best way back (apparently dropping off the backside of Sill sucks).
Posted Sep 6, 2007 6:33 pm

glahhgThunderbolt to Sill Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2007


I don't really remember getting up to the summit, but the downclimb toward Sill was spectacular. Razor thin arete/ridge with edges on one side, miles of exposure. Awesome!
Posted Aug 27, 2007 4:06 pm

eggheadsherpaTraverse from Sill  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2007


climbed with kevintreieu, dexml and a host of others. Congrats to Kevin, his last CA 14er.
Posted Aug 13, 2007 2:26 pm

forjanT-bolt to Sill Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007


Day hiked T-bolt to Sill traverse with fossana and mybackyard. Bid farewell to poorboy44 and Shy at Polemonium's summit.

Route Climbed: From the U-notch
Date Climbed: September 9, 2006

Climbed with Javier and DustysDawg. Part of the Thunderbolt to Sill traverse single day push (18 hrs: South Lake/T-bolt to Sill traverse/Glacier Lodge).

Route Climbed: From the U-Notch
Date Climbed: August 21, 2004

An epic.....26 hours roundtrip from the Palisade glacier high camp (12,200'). Trip report.
Posted Aug 12, 2007 10:12 pm

fossanat-bolt to sill traverse
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007


Traverse from N Pal with mybackyard and forjan.
Posted Aug 12, 2007 3:21 pm

mybackyardTraverse from N Palisade  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007


T-bolt to Sill dayhike with fossana & forjan
Posted Aug 12, 2007 10:30 am

J FoxFrom U-Notch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007

J Fox

Climbed mostly 4th class terrain out onto the West Face from the U-Notch. Peak number 4 on our T-bolt to Sill traverse.
Posted Jul 31, 2007 5:38 am

Dave STraverse from Sill  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2007

Dave S

Traverse from Mt Sill. Climbed in a day with JM.
Posted Jun 21, 2007 2:02 am

grahamTraverse from Sill
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2006


Dayhiked Sill & Polemonium on a beautiful day.
Posted Jun 4, 2007 9:13 pm

seth@LOKIgo east man go east...almost lost my life on this one.
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2003


When cammerons book says to climb toward a tower on the North, go east or lookers left around the corner to the east side traverse from the U-notch well before reaching the tower. I pulled a big nasty rock of about went down with it. Nearly lost my foot with it and had a heli ride out after repels and hobbling accross the Pal Glacier.
\Thanks Kieth and Inyo SAR.
Posted Jul 26, 2006 8:31 pm

Rick KentFrom the U-Notch
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2006

Rick Kent

Climbed up (probably not the typical route) from the U-Notch with Courtney P. Climbing without rock shoes was "interesting" and took three pitches. We descended toward Sill and dropped back down to the glacier via Glacier Notch.
Posted Jul 5, 2006 11:23 pm

ghoulwe2Polemonium Peak & N. Palisade  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2006


After climbing North Palisade (see N. Pal log for approach info.), we climbed Polemonium by way of a short crack on the right(looking up), then an easy ramp to a notch on the ridge. A short, fun 5.2ish pitch leads to the summit. We added webbing & rings to the rap stations.
Posted Jul 3, 2006 6:25 pm

cp0915from the U-Notch (funky variation)


After doing North Palisade via the U-Notch Couloir & Chimney Variation, we headed over to Polemonium Peak. Not sure of the route from the notch, we made our own. 3 short pitches of pretty funky climbing. Not too hard, but attention-getting. Descended L-snowfield below Sill.

My last CA 14er. Thanks RK for being there. (June 06)
Posted Jul 2, 2006 4:26 pm

physicsRoute Climbed: V Notch Couloir Date Climbed: September 18, 2005  Sucess!


A great climb up a classic route in hard water ice conditions. The berg was gaping open making for 28-32 ft of ~80 degree ice climbing right up the middle of it. 6 pitches total to the top of the notch: the first two were up the right side of the couloir and then the last 4 on the left or middle. Reached the top of the notch at 3:30PM, summited Polemonium in about an hour after traversing over, and then came down the "L-shaped" couloir on Sill to glacier notch - was <100 feet from the summit of Sill but bypassed it because I know I will be coming back anyway to do the Swiss Arete. In the end, a long day but a great ice climb. Can't wait for more sierra ice in the future ...
Posted Sep 20, 2005 3:08 am

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