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JGHarrisonwith the sisters
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2013


really nice day hike
Posted Aug 18, 2013 2:10 am

AceSierraOur Yearly Intro  Sucess!


Always our first high-ish peak of the season. I love the Carson Pass area. Great in any season. Round Top is an awesome half day jaunt, really nice views from the top. Lotsa people around usually. Last time in early July, there was no register.
Posted Aug 8, 2013 5:20 pm

craig512Awesome first peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2012


This is a great first peak to take people above 10k feet. I can't count how many times I've summited but usually do about once a year. July is usually perfect to view the green meadows and flowers on the way in. Winter backcountry ski ascents are awesome for the easy approach and excellent descents.
Posted Aug 2, 2013 12:31 am

MarmadukeFun Scramble   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2013


With my wife and our two dogs. A fun scramble, perfect weather, great views. An easy class 3 from the West Ridge. My wife and the dogs stayed on the west summit and were content. Someone took the register recently, the new one was started less than a week ago.
Posted Jul 23, 2013 2:09 pm

trexkerryWith Elephants Back  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2013
Mistakenly stayed on the PCT and realized it on the back side of Elephants Back. Climbed loose scree and rocks up to Elephants Back summit and traveled cross country to hook up with the right trail at Round Top Lake. Enjoyed the class 3 climb at the end. Trip report at http://www.mountainhiker.org/trip_report.aspx?id=92
Posted Jun 23, 2013 4:13 pm

DrHillBeautiful day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 2, 2013


Attempted the Hidden couloir...but too much avalanche danger. Ended up heading up the west ridge
Posted Apr 19, 2013 11:32 pm

labglovesWest ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2013


Beautiful spring day - many skiers out and about on and around this peak.
Posted Apr 15, 2013 12:16 am

Larry LavertyWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2013

Larry Laverty

Wow! What a beautiful early-Spring day. Snow all the way in from Carson Pass. Shared the mountain much of the day with three top-notch skiers. I've visited a couple of other far less prominent places by the same name and if I were king would bestow this magnificent place with a more lofty name.
Posted Apr 4, 2013 11:32 pm

SEFCrescent Moon Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 3, 2013
Climbed in good snow conditions with dog. Dog had a great time and was quite playful in the gully. He would scamper up ahead then turn around and barrel down at me. I would brace for impact but he would veer to the side then repeat. Scrambled over to the summit to the E after topping out.
Posted Feb 14, 2013 4:00 pm

tbaranskiA nice climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2012


Arrived in Tahoe in the afternoon and this hike from Woods Lake Campground was the perfect length.
Posted Sep 6, 2012 4:05 pm

MarekBtwice  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 19, 2012


Beautiful winter day and easy ascent via W Ridge. First climbed W Ridge 19 Dec 2011, very windy, low visibility & rocks covered by rime ice.
Posted Feb 20, 2012 11:33 am

mrchad92x  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 5, 2012


Nice day up Crescent Moon Couloir under sunny skies. Just enough snow in the chute to (almost) completely avoid having to scramble over any rock near the top. Headed over to The Sisters after the summit visit.

First climbed on June 9, 2007 as part of a laid back backpacking trip.
Posted Feb 6, 2012 1:55 am

WayneFryGreat climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 14, 2011


A good steep climb with a great top out (Cresent moon couloir)
Posted Jan 1, 2012 11:28 pm

ElGrecoWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2011


With Ann. Strong winds, especially from the West summit onwards. If the Cascade volcanoes aren't loose enough for you, come to Round Top... All in all, a fun day out, but I'd far rather spend time on granite, even the loose stuff. Crescent Moon looks like a winner though! Have to come back for it.

Calling the West Ridge a "walk-up" is misleading. It's Class 2 until you get to the West summit. Getting from the West summit to the East (true) summit, is the crux of the route, and if you haven't made it to the East summit - well - then you haven't summited Round Top, sorry guys...

Getting to the summit involves negotiating very loose scree slopes, some with undesirable, cliffy runouts in the distance. How confident are you in stopping a slide on scree? It also involves Class 3 (the route we took was more like Class 4) scrambling on rock to mount the summit mound with virtually no protection opportunities, and it's not unusual for your foothold to give way or for your handhold to find itself sitting squarely in your hand, no longer attached to the rock, if you don't pick and test carefully.

There is a rappel/belay pole a few steps down from the summit marker if you want to make your descent safer and skip the crux downclimb. I bounce tested it and it seemed solid. The rappel is low angle/load too. A 30m rope is enough to get you past the difficult section, almost to the base of the summit mound.
Posted Nov 29, 2011 4:11 pm

bedellympiansummer hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2010


Nice summer day hike with dad. Still some snow and saw some guys making turns with skis. Rain storm struck on the descent.
Posted Oct 7, 2011 4:46 pm

ScottyPNice Views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2011


Via Woods to Winnemucca on way to 4th of July Lake. Prefer the chute in snow over the rock scramble
Posted Sep 25, 2011 1:15 am

LincolnBWest ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2011


Climbed from Woods lake via Round Top lake -- looks like the shortest approach. Stopped at the west peak because all the loose gravel was making me nervous.
Posted Sep 19, 2011 11:43 am

Vitaliy M.x3  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2011

Vitaliy M.

East ridge in 2011
Crescent moon couloir in March 2010
and regular route in Dec 2009 (first time I used crampons haha)
Posted Jun 19, 2011 2:28 pm

TrawinskiWest Shoulder  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 12, 2006


Second time worked. Solo this time.
Posted Jun 1, 2011 4:15 pm

mengbowest ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 21, 2011


Partially cloudy day. Hiked with Jean who was using snowshoes for approaching. It was my first time to the true summit.
Posted May 22, 2011 12:12 am

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