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96avs01Perfect winter overnighter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 24, 2006


Couldn't have asked for better winter ascent conditions. Temps in the upper 40s and very little wind until evening. Climbed the Southwest Ridge from the Hwy 88 Snowpark parking lot. Spent the night near the summit and traversed to Stevens Peak the following day. Amazing panoramic views!
Posted Mar 1, 2006 12:50 am

BCLSouthwest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2006


First peak of the new year. Perfect weather conditions. Good meal at the Kirkwood Inn after.
Posted Feb 23, 2006 5:30 pm

Dave KRoute Climbed: Southwest Ridge Date Climbed: Dec. 11, 2005  Sucess!
Really, this was a perfect day rambling in the mountains with Misha, Mike, Etsuko and Samantha!
Posted Dec 14, 2005 11:01 am

MishaRoute Climbed: SW Ridge Date Climbed: December 11, 2005  Sucess!


A very pleasant hike! Snowshoe'd most of the way up w/ Dave K., Samantha, Mike and Etsuko. We left our snowshoes behind below the false summit. The last Class 3 section was enjoyable and not as loose as I expected. Incredible weather and views! What a great way to start the winter season.
Posted Dec 12, 2005 12:13 pm

WallylongridgeRoute Climbed: Southwest Ridge Date Climbed: Nov 20, 2005  Sucess!


From Carson Pass I headed up the slope and right for the Summit. No snow so it seemed like Summer.
Posted Nov 22, 2005 4:32 pm

emilieRoute Climbed: SW Ridge Date Climbed: March 2005  Sucess!


Great training hike. Went on a clear day, several feet of snow, some beautiful cornices, great views all around.
Posted Nov 12, 2005 1:11 am

Sierra Scrambler 30Route Climbed: SW Ridge Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2005  Sucess!

Sierra Scrambler 30

Nice climb on an extremely windy day. I arrived just before sunrise. It looked like a storm was going to hit, but the skies cleared up after a few hours.
Posted Oct 11, 2005 11:55 pm

RJPBRoute Climbed: SW Ridge Date Climbed: June 23, 2005  Sucess!
Followed trail to the saddle with pond, then started cross country. There was one small broken up snowfield just above the pond. There was another larger snowfield in the first gully. There was final larger snowfield in the 2nd gully. This one stretched several hundred feet wide by 500 feet long, almost to the saddle on the SW Ridge. From there I followed one of the trails up to the summit ridge and eventually to the summit itself. The wind was blowing, so there was a great 360 view.
Posted Jul 5, 2005 4:14 pm

reachmpRoute Climbed: SW Ridge Date Climbed: May 29, 2005  Sucess!


3 of us (Ajay, Akshay and me) climbed up and skied down. Ajay summitted up the true summit, while Milind climbed up the northernmost crag. All 3 of us skied down from the north ridge, down the NW facing slopes down to crater lake. We packed our skis from there, walking back down via the dirt road that comes up to crater lake, to our car parked at that spot earlier that morning. Parking the car at this spot 4.9 miles from Carson pass allowed us

much better skiing on the norther slopes. A great day of skiing. Who says it's time to hang up those skis for summer ?
Posted May 30, 2005 10:35 pm

TDRobertsRoute Climbed: From Carson Pass Date Climbed: December 5 2005  Sucess!


Great snowshoe climb from Carson Pass on a great day to be in the backcountry. Met several skiers making turns off RLP - something else to take up in the future.
Posted May 12, 2005 10:20 pm

Scott PierceRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: April 26, 2005  Sucess!

Scott Pierce

Booted up on a long lunch (the kind where you don't bother to go back to work!) from Hope Valley. I was just going to get 1000 feet of elevation gain for a workout and a few turns, but I ended up going uphill until I summited.

Near the top, I talked to some snowboarders who had staged a car in Hope Valley and then driven up to Carson Pass. I got the distinct impression that they thought I was nuts for walking up from Hope Valley.

Anyway, I had a great ski down and was back in Markleeville in time to pick up my wife when she got off work at 5.

Posted Apr 29, 2005 7:36 pm

blmcclainRoute Climbed: Southwest Ridge Date Climbed: 2 April 2005  Sucess!


Summitted with rgreene after a late start. Ditched the snowshoes on the lower ridge just above the snowpark as the snow was windblown and firm. To add some excitement, we scrambled up the Class 3 section just above the lower ridge and below the saddle. Made the summit in 2 hours and nearly got blown off the peak by the 50 mph+ winds. Great 360 deg views from the summit. Highly recommended peak!
Posted Apr 3, 2005 8:36 pm

rgreeneRoute Climbed: SW Ridge Date Climbed: 2 April 2005  Sucess!


Summitted with blmcclain. Passed Eric L and bros on their way down - Brian and I took a fun class 3 rock variant between the snow chutes to the summit. 3.5 hour roundtrip including too much time on the deadly cold windy summit!
Posted Apr 3, 2005 3:17 am

Eric LRoute Climbed: Southwest Ridge Date Climbed: 2 April 2005  Sucess!

Eric L

I climbed this peak with my bros Ryan and Abi. We climbed up a chute on the south side of the peak. It was windy as hell but also a lot of fun. To reach the summit we did some mixed climbing.
Posted Apr 2, 2005 10:16 pm

kovarpaRoute Climbed: SW Ridge Date Climbed: November 20, 2004  Sucess!


Nice 2.5 hour hike in a fine company of Vendulka, Kris and Shannon. Windy as hell.
Posted Nov 23, 2004 12:16 am

FelsbergRoute Climbed: SW Ridge Date Climbed: Nov 14, 2004  Sucess!


Climbed with Johnny, Steve, and Jan - Snowshoed up the SW ridge and skied off the west face. The summit crags were made exciting by partial snow cover. The snow was a bit heavy but the descent was still a blast.
Posted Nov 15, 2004 1:09 pm

txmountaineerRoute Climbed: Dusty Couloir to Southwest Ridge Date Climbed: October 08, 2004  Sucess!


My wife and I climbed up from Carson Pass during our trip to the Tahoe area for my birthday weekend. The conditions were grand except for the nasty side-hilling required to enter the gulley. I'll post a trip report shortly.

Posted Oct 12, 2004 4:04 pm

JonodoRoute Climbed: Southwest Ridge Date Climbed: October 11, 2004  Sucess!


Unbelievably windy and cold!!! At times I was almost pushed over by it. I guess the direction was ok in that it plastered me to the rock on the final class 3 or 4 summit block. Snapped a few photos and bailed. Super clear views. I could see all the way to Tower Peak, about 45 miles...see pics.
Posted Oct 11, 2004 8:26 pm

tahoeberneRoute Climbed: SW Rdige Date Climbed: Circa 1988  Sucess!


This whole area is beautiful both summer and winter.
Posted Aug 13, 2004 11:06 pm

JohnRoute Climbed: SW Ridge Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2004  Sucess!


Hiked with Josh and Ryle. Nice views and a fun summit block.
Posted Aug 6, 2004 12:18 pm

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