Route Climbed: Std. route PCT east to summit? Date Climbed: March 20. 2002
I climbed this peak solo 3 times (twice in winter) its fun, straight forward, with amazing views of Round Top, Hope Valley, Lake Tahoe, Mice Lake, Cables lake. A beautiful winter playground in this backcountry. Oh yes, windy.
Route Climbed: Southwest Ridge? Date Climbed: April 19, 2003
With a fresh layer of snow, Joel and I headed straight out of the parking lot toward the summit. Our route was actually pretty much parallel to the ridge but below it until the large crag a bit below and south of the false summit. Ditched the snow shoes as most of the snow up here had been blown off. Make sure you not only get the parking permit but dispaly it. I had mine but forgot to put it on the dash (how stupid) and now have the $75 ticket. I will be fighting it. Was able to send in a copy of my permit and $10 and all is forgiven
Route Climbed: SW ridge Date Climbed: Mar 8, 2003; Dec 13, 2003; May 13, 2005
Very fun climb. First time, I climbed the face of the summit block directly--good holds and great fun. The second time I climbed it with Bob in a driving snowstorm; we found Yamagata's gully and tagged the summit the easy way.
The third time was with Bob again; this time, we traversed from Carson Pass over to Luther Pass (tagging Red Lake, Stevens, and Waterhouse), hitching a ride back to our car. Fun day.