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SierraboneheadRoute Climbed: Trail route Date Climbed: March 1995  Sucess!
Nice ski trip. The run down was a blast. Observed wet snow avalanches on scarp east of Winnemucca Lake.
Posted Nov 21, 2003 6:55 pm

Vertigo soulRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: October 24, 2003  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2003

Vertigo soul

A glorious day in late October. Decided to take a solo hike and check out the Crescent Moon Couloir route before winter. Considering there was no snow, it was difficult to get an idea of the route without climbing down into it. However, climbing down it did not look like such a good idea. Instead, I just enjoyed the beautiful day!

* Climbed the Crescent Moon Couloir on Cinco de Mayo,
2006...great climb and ski descent!

* Climbed the left fork of the Crescent Moon Couloir: March
24,2008, with ski descent via West Ridge.

* Climbed the CM Couloir, again: March 27, 2009, with ski
descent. Good conditions inside the couloir. Had some sluff
brought down on me from a skier descending while I was about
half-way up the couloir, but nothing too serious. Beautiful
day, and great unconsolidated snow in the bowls below!
Posted Oct 27, 2003 12:55 pm

MishaRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: October 11, 2003  Sucess!


Dave Kiene and I were aiming for Mt. Tallac, but the road was closed for the marathon so we could not get to the trailhead (!!!). Instead we decided to head to Carson Pass and Round Top. This was my first summer-time trip to the area after two winter trips earlier this year. Beautiful scenery! The entire route is Class 2 with the exception of the last 15-20' to the top of the East summit block (Class 3). On the summit I've met two NY-ers who brought their skis... hoping to ski down the "glacier"... in early October... Hmmm...

I tried to go down from the summit via Crescent Moon Couloir, but it was filled with loose rock and ice patches. Will be back to scale it in the winter. Fun half-day outing!

~1hr30m to the summit from Carson Pass at easy pace.
Posted Oct 12, 2003 2:18 pm

JonodoRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: 9/3/03  Sucess!


Great hike. The views were excellent if a bit hazy out. Overall I'd higly recommend this peak, and can't wait to do it again.
Posted Oct 5, 2003 11:09 am

DunkRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: October, 2002  Sucess!



6/94 - beautiful views from the top.

10/02 - In search of snow.

I highly reccommend the circumnavigation hike.
Posted Sep 20, 2003 12:41 am

chskierRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: August 31, 2003  Sucess!


Great short hike enhanced by thunder and lightening strikes.
Posted Aug 31, 2003 11:53 pm

steelemanRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: November 30, 2002  Sucess!


Scrambled up to the west summit on an early season ski trip. Photos here.
Posted Aug 17, 2003 5:07 pm

Dave KRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: August 2000  Sucess!

Dave K

I'm not sure why, but I waited nearly a dozen years to climb this beautiful mountain. Worth the wait.
Posted Jan 22, 2003 5:38 pm

Matthew HollimanRoute Climbed: West ridge / Crescent Moon Couloir (descent, Apr '04) Date Climbed: November 2, 2002; April 4, 2004  Sucess!

Matthew Holliman

An enjoyable summit, which was teeming with crowds even on this (admittedly beautiful) early November day. Headed over to bag The Sisters and Fourth of July bump, I mean peak, afterwards.

Came back to climb it again with Bob in April 2004 as part of a ridge traverse from Kirkwood Ski Area around to Carson Pass. We descended Crescent Moon Couloir--a bit spicy without an ice axe. In retrospect that was probably foolish, but it was great fun anyway.
Posted Dec 13, 2002 11:43 pm

TDRobertsRoute Climbed: West Ridge to East Summit Date Climbed: September 2002  Sucess!


Great summer afternoon outing. Quite busy at the top though, given it was Labor Day Weekend.
Posted Sep 17, 2002 5:58 pm

neocrashRoute Climbed: Round Top Lake side Date Climbed: June, 2000  Sucess!


Nice views, though it was windy as hell! If three city girls can made it up to the top with me, then anyone can, hope they are not reading this.
Posted Aug 13, 2002 10:46 am

Joe HanssenRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: Summer '98; March '02  Sucess!

Joe Hanssen

'98 Hazy day hike to the top.

'02 Ski descent of West Ridge.

August 16th '03 Bachelor Party climb w/ 9 others (to burn off the 4 am drinks from the night before in S L Tahoe)
Posted Jul 29, 2002 10:45 am

EthanVRoute Climbed: Crescent Moon Couloir Date Climbed: April 13, 2002  Sucess!
What a great trip!!!!! The couloir was fantastic and offered just the right level of scariness (which wasn't much) considering I hadn't donned crampons in two years AND I was climbing solo. Snow was a little soft, but for a snow route, this time of year...duh! Go check out my trip report if you wanna hear more!!!
Posted Apr 15, 2002 9:00 am

pierisRoute Climbed: West Ridge, East Ridge Date Climbed: 6 April, 7 April  Sucess!


This mountain is a pile of gravel... but it was fun! The register reads like a singles ads page.
Posted Apr 8, 2002 5:54 pm

jeffnRoute Climbed: Crescent Moon Couloir Date Climbed: March 31 2002  Sucess!
Nice day hike. Not much evidence of Traffic in the Couloir.
Posted Apr 3, 2002 8:07 pm

mpbroRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: Feb 26, 2002


We took a nice ski tour. Climbed to the saddle between the west ridge of Round Top and the east side of The Sisters and skied down into the bowl above Round Top Lake, and down to Winnemucca Lake.

Very nice setting for a day tour. Didn't see anyone in the backcountry on a tuesday. Snow sucked: alternating between pure ice, breakable crust, and mashed potatoes. Still waiting for it to corn up for the spring.

Trip Report on my website.
Posted Mar 4, 2002 10:05 am

JohnRoute Climbed: Crescent Moon Couloir climb & ski descent Date Climbed: March 2 & May 26, 2002  Sucess!


Reached the summit on March 2. A gorgeous day trip from the SF Bay Area - read about it in my SP Trip Report.

I came back to ski the couloir on May 26, 2002. I reached the West Summit on that trip but decided to focus on the ski descent of the couloir rather than scrambling over to the East Peak on that trip. For more info, check out my 2nd Round Top SP Trip Report.
Posted Mar 3, 2002 10:06 pm

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: Crescent Moon Couloir Date Climbed: Feb 16, 2002  Sucess!

Bob Burd

A blustery winter day as I raced a coming storm to the summit of Round Top. Ok, it wasn't much of a race, the storm didn't start till around midnight, but it sure seemed like it was a comin' with high winds and temperatures in the high twenties.
Posted Feb 20, 2002 7:50 am

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: March 23, 2001  Sucess!

Bob Burd

This is a great spring dayhike. So much fun we climbed The Sisters and Elephant Back too. Trip report.
Posted Aug 24, 2001 11:01 pm

gordonyeRoute Climbed: Standard West Ridge Date Climbed: 1999  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 10, 2008


Climbed with Hakan (Sierrawolf) to the true summit. Approached the west ridge in snowshoes. We looked for an East Ridge descent route but the terrain looks complicated and filled with loose rock. Weather was warm but hazy in the Lake Tahoe direction. We climbed Elephants Back on the descent from west ridge.

Last time in 1999: With Shubo (Steve) Dai. We climbed the west summit, which is a couple of feet lower than the true summit on the east. Grand View on top, including Lake Tahoe which looked like an impossibly high body of water defying laws of physics. I climbed some steep, loose scree for the first time.
Posted Aug 23, 2001 3:35 pm

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