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requiemmy first couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 3, 2008


beautiful, clear, warm day with blinding but crusty snow until we reached the foot of the couloir, when it clouded over. crusty snow in the chute but a little thin at the top of the right fork, see squishy's and rhyang's signage below... fun and rewarding!
Posted May 5, 2008 12:23 am

AdamusWesat Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 6, 2008
Tagged Elephant's Back and continued on to the west ridge. Was going to climb the Crescent Moon, but I opted out due to my normal late start of 1pm. Snow was perfect for the most part for walking. Just a little give. The upper slopes were hard packed wind deposit so it was smooth and somewhat slippery, but too compact to kick steps into. Used my axe plenty to help me up, but no need for crampons. Only cold because of the wind.
Posted Apr 8, 2008 6:43 am

kovarpaCMC left  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 6, 2008


fun as always, with V. Skied back to Carson Pass.
Posted Apr 8, 2008 1:11 am

rhyangCrescent Moon Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 5, 2008


Did the couloir proper (right fork) - ok conditions until the last and steepest part : thin snow over slabs, forcing some moves to find thicker snow and holds on the rock. Mixed climbing moves in these conditions with a gimpy left leg made things verrry spicy.

Otherwise, pretty nice weather - cool and breezy. Not much snow at all on West Ridge descent, but enough below north face to allow for nice glissades :)

Summit register needs new notebook !

Route climbed: West Ridge
Date climbed: 1-Jan-2007

Just wanted to stretch my legs... On the approach I could see winds howling up over the summit and clouds coming up from the east side. The wind continued, but as I got to the saddle the clouds dissipated. I traded snowshoes for crampons and about 200' below the west ridge the wind died down, perhaps because the wind was coming from the east. Seemingly miraculous ...

Cold windy day but ended up being clear in the afternoon. A couple of class 3 moves made spicier by wet rock and snow.

Route climbed: Crescent Moon Couloir (left fork)
Date climbed: 22-April-2005
Posted Apr 6, 2008 10:21 pm

requiemWest Ridge (ish)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 29, 2008


the peak was enshrouded in clouds half the time, the icy winds blew harder the closer we got to the ridge, and it was very cold at the summit. too cloudy to see distant peaks. my first time on a frozen mountaintop, and i can't wait to do another!
Posted Apr 1, 2008 2:08 am

Vertigo soulCrescent Moon Couloir (Left Fork)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 24, 2008

Vertigo soul

One of my favorite local mountains!

I was lucky to get my girlfriend to let me do the climb while she putted around with our dog on her snowshoes. So I skinned up to the base of the couloir and got ready. Decided to take the left fork for a couple of reasons; I had done the crescent moon a couple of seasons ago and also because as we approached the mountain I was scoping the left fork out with my binocs and noticed that the exit point was just wide enough to squeeze through! The snow was good neve, with the occasional hard ice underneath, but overall good consolidated snow conditions. To cap it off it was a gorgeous day (w/the occasional wind gust, of course)!
Posted Mar 25, 2008 2:50 pm

Brian KaletCrescent Moon Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2008

Brian Kalet

Trip Report
Posted Mar 9, 2008 10:51 am

climbing1Solo training for Mt Whitney  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2006


This has become my favorite area to hike/scramble and snowshoe. A good variety of terrain and difficulties to satisfy that "have to go now" feeling when time is short.
Posted Dec 24, 2007 6:55 pm

AdamusWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2007
Tagged it after Fourth of July Peak and Sisters. Very cold. My second ascent, first was in 2004.
Posted Nov 23, 2007 3:40 am

mgp5000West Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007


It's about time! I've been staring at this mountain for years from the chairlifts at Kirkwood. Great hike. Took the West Ridge and traversed across to the East Summit. Wonderful views.
Posted Sep 16, 2007 8:45 pm

WeatherManWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2007


Fun scrambles toward the summit... one of the best views in the greater Tahoe area. We could see Diablo, the Central Valley, Lake Tahoe and the distant peaks furhter south in the Sierras!
Posted Aug 25, 2007 6:03 pm

tb00957ski roundtop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 18, 2007
It's exciting to climb the final class 3 section with tele boots. We used ice axe, crampon on the approach to the saddle.
Posted Aug 3, 2007 1:35 pm

J FoxWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2007

J Fox

We had hoped to climb Whitney but had to make due with Round Top due to the thunderstorms blowing through the Sierras. This was a great little peak though. Nice views of the Tahoe area from the top. We climbed it in about 2.5 hours CTC.
Posted Jul 31, 2007 5:44 am

Mtn. EscapeWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2007

Mtn. Escape

Nice hike with sweet views from the summit. Windy on top!
Posted Jul 16, 2007 10:53 pm

metasyn11West ridge from Sisters  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007


From Round Top Lake, I climbed to the saddle between the Sisters, bagged them both, then traversed east all the way to the east summit of Round Top. Only 10 or 15 feet of class 3 near the summit, other than that it was fairly easy class 2/use trail.
Posted Jul 7, 2007 7:25 pm

Scott ArmstrongHowling Winds  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2007

Scott Armstrong

Upon cresting the saddle between Round and The Sisters I was met with 30-40 mph winds. Once on top the wind was so fierce it almost knocked me down a few times. Could see Mt. Diablo from the summit.
Posted Jul 3, 2007 12:33 am

Hapey McHapeCrescent Moon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 20, 2007

Hapey McHape

I got up to the trailhead late after finishing up some work in SLT. The snow was real soft on the way to Winnemucca Lake and I saw someone just starting up the couloir. By the time I put on crampons at the base I thought he must be on top. Once I entered the couloir it was soft snow but easy climbing because the steps were kicked in. After going up to section where the right fork splits off I heard a noise from above and saw a piece of ice come zipping down. There was a steady rain of small snow and ice chuncks bouncing down the chute for a while but then it finally stopped. When I got to the top there was a guy putting his crampons away and was getting ready to ski the west ridge. It was a great day out and there was a little more snow than I expected.
Posted May 22, 2007 1:49 am

kovarpaCMC  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2007


With V., route in great shape.
Posted Apr 5, 2007 12:31 am

VladislavCrescent Moon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2007


A teasing curve
Of the couloir
Leaning out of sight...
Posted Mar 20, 2007 12:07 am

BCLWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2007


My 2x. A great peak.
Posted Feb 20, 2007 5:28 am

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