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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

muajeeWest Ridge to the East Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006


This definitely is one of my favorites.

The view from the summit was awesome; the hike was absolutely beautiful and pleasant. Wildflowers were abundant during this time of the year. Colors were everywhere with white clouds and crisp blue sky. It felt like a fairyland... kind of surreal.

I especially loved the last part because of the scrambling! (Always get especially excited when it's more a scrambling than hiking.) Felt a little bit dumb-headed for a few seconds after reaching the summit 'cuz I "almost" couldn't open the summit registry.

I will certainly be back - either in the summer or winter, ANYTIME! =D
Posted Dec 20, 2006 10:13 am

RenardoBeautiful  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2005


A beautiful hike from the pass! Lots of wildflowers in the summer. Would be even more fun in the winter.
Posted Dec 8, 2006 3:53 pm

CBoldt1010Great Views!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2006


Fun easy climb. Winnamucca Lake Rules!
Posted Nov 16, 2006 8:24 pm

Indiana Mad-ManRoute Climbed: West Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2006

Indiana Mad-Man

Easy fun little walk-up with some great views and a great experience of being caught in a small blizzard in October. Next time I'll try the Crescent Moon.
Posted Oct 30, 2006 8:43 pm

Dangers PopFrom Kirkwood via Emigrant Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2006

Dangers Pop

This was my 11X climbing this wonderful mountain. Had a great outing with Tom. Cross country from Kirkwood.
Posted Sep 28, 2006 5:05 am

Jason SGreat Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2006

Jason S

Fun hike to the top, my second time. A bit of a scramble to the actual summit, just enough to keep me focused.
Posted Sep 11, 2006 6:43 pm

pbogenWest Ridge route  Sucess!


A very fun hike with awesome views
Posted Aug 22, 2006 5:58 pm

Dave KEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2006

Dave K

This climb certainly had its fun spots, but some of the awful scree we encountered and loose holds we found in some of the most exposed places make it difficult for me to recommend. We never encountered anything harder than class 3.
Posted Jul 10, 2006 5:12 pm

ndriley97west ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 20, 2006
Climbed with my friend Andrew. A lot of snow required snowshoeing, then a rock scramble at the top.
Posted Jun 21, 2006 1:01 am

AshburtEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2005


Climbed the steep east ridge with my dad. Weather was great, and the view was even better.
Posted Jun 9, 2006 3:03 am

ckerthWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2006


(June 2006) Climbed with snowshoes to the saddle where we stashed them. The rest of the way was clear of snow. Almost no wind on top with clear skies.

(June 2008) Traversed the ridgeline west of Round Top Lake to the Sisters and then on to Round Top

(May 2010) Black Butte, The Sisters, Round Top, and Elephants Back from Carson Pass
Posted Jun 4, 2006 5:45 am

jtreeCrescent Moon Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 17, 2006


Climbed the Crescent Moon Couloir in soft conditions. The crux was the downclimb off the summit to the northwest on approximately five hundred feet of extremely rotton rock.

Great view from the top.

Don Reyes
Posted May 24, 2006 5:06 am

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