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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
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

keemaRe: West Ridge


I was wondering if any of the people my wife and I saw up on the mountains were SPers. We only hiked to just shy of Winnemucca Lake. It was a bit tiring for her since she doesn't hike much. We didn't use the snow shoes.
Posted May 24, 2006 1:21 am

sierramtngoatWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 20, 2006


Climbed the West Ridge with my buddy Dave. This was a good warmup in soft snow; we were glad we brought our snow shoes.

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: March 20, 2004 Sucess!
Climbed with my buddy Brian; expected winter conditions and got it (snow); temp was in the high 70s. Impressive views down the ridge from the summit.
Posted May 22, 2006 11:36 pm

Vertigo soulCrescent Moon Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 5, 2006

Vertigo soul

A nice "Cinco de Mayo" morning climb & ski! Left the parking lot at Carson Pass about 7:30 a.m., and skinned up to the base of the couloir in about an hour. Strapped on the crampons and axes, lashed the skis to the pack and headed up. The snow was good frozen nieve for most of the climb until the last 25 ft, which had softened and made it a little tricky exiting the couloir. An incredibly sunny windless day, and I was lucky to enjoy the summit all to my self. Great climb and ski down, definitely worth doing again and again!
Posted May 9, 2006 3:24 pm

MichaelJCrescent Moon Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 6, 2006


I left the trailhead a little before 8 am and topped out of the couloir a little after 10. Snow instability was a bit of concern and horizontal fracture lines in the couloir itself kept me going pretty fast. Snow condition decent but not yet perfect. Weather was nice although the views from the east summit were a little cloudy. Descended west ridge and glissaded down the lower slopes. Used snowshoes on the return but could have done without. This was the first climb I've done since I broke my ankle in Feb. An awesome day.
Posted May 8, 2006 2:57 pm

BCLWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 30, 2006


Powder snow was a major pain with snow shoes. Interesting ice formation on summit ridge. The notch between the summits was insanely windy, not too bad on the rest of the ridge.
Posted Mar 31, 2006 2:31 pm

96avs01Round Top: West Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2006


This trip was for Denali preparation. Pulled 70+ pound sleds up to ~9200', just north of the saddle. Weather changed over night and we got to spend a day digging out the tents every hour and battling 2+ feet of snow with 30-80 mph winds. Woke the next day to a sunny sky accompanied by a successful summit filled with the boom of the Kirkwood avalanche cannon!
Posted Mar 28, 2006 4:37 am

jfrishmanIIILong time ago  Sucess!


I climbed this one a few times when I was a kid, with my grandparents. We always had perfect solitude back then.
Posted Mar 24, 2006 4:26 am

mparkerRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: August 8, 2005  Sucess!


Great hike with awesome views up top. A bit of a butt-kicker in terms of endurance but a great workout. Bouldering required up top, a bit dicey.
Posted Oct 13, 2005 1:25 am

Sierra Scrambler 30Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2005  Sucess!

Sierra Scrambler 30

Nice early morning summit. Great views from the top.
Posted Oct 11, 2005 11:42 pm

KerstinRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: June 2001, August 26, 2005  Sucess!


I climbed this solo the first time, then with my husband the second time. As usual, lots 'o loose rock but a fabulous view from the summit!
Posted Sep 27, 2005 11:50 pm

Michael GraupeRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: March 5, 2005  Sucess!

Michael Graupe

Skied from Carson Pass to the saddle below the west ridge. Climbed the ridge and traversed over to the east summit. A truly alpine experience with all the fresh snow, high wind and icy temperature.
Posted Sep 27, 2005 7:44 pm

sierramtngoatRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: March 20, 2004


Climbed with my buddy Brian; expected winter conditions and got it (snow); temp was in the high 70s. Impressive views down the ridge from the summit.
Posted Sep 12, 2005 4:23 am

tony_zRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: 19 Aug 2005  Sucess!
Nice hike up the west ridge to the western summit. Slight haze in the air. Great views of Summit City Canyon and areas south.

Light from setting sun on Round Top was awesome on the descent. Hiking/running on section of trail between Carson Pass and Winnemucca Lake in the setting sun is always a glorious experience.

Total time to hike from Carson Pass to top and back: 2 hrs 50 min. Great way to start the weekend.
Posted Aug 20, 2005 3:32 am

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