Round Top Climber's Log
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|Zzyzx||Route Climbed: Crescent Moon Couloir Date Climbed: May 16, 2004|
|Very nice climb. We didn't start until 1:30 PM (!) from Carson pass. It took us about 3 hrs. to get to the summit. At the base of the peak we met a guy whom we'd met before a year ago on the summit of Tallac - small world. |
The snow in the couloir was good. I really liked this route. Exit is kind of steep and fun. We descended the west ridge and got back to the car at around 6:15 PM
|Posted May 18, 2004 2:53 am|
|Bob Burd||Route Climbed: West Ridge/Crescent Moon Couloir Date Climbed: April 4, 2004|
|Did a traverse from Carson Spur to Carson Pass, one of the finest spring outings I've had. Trip Report|
|Posted May 11, 2004 4:29 pm|
|tchatriand||Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: April 11, 2004|
|First time up Round Top, amazing view, great place to spend Easter Sunday. Skied the couloir, very firm conditions at noon. Ash (Baldy's dog) went top to bottom in about 5 seconds... craziest sh*t I've ever seen! Show off...|
|Posted Apr 13, 2004 2:41 pm|
|kovarpa||Route Climbed: Crescent Moon Couloir Date Climbed: April 11, 2004|
|Fun climb - no ice in the couloir, only hard packed snow so kicking steps was fairly easy. Traversed to the Sisters afterwards, down climbed the steep slope of the west sisters... great weather, no people, what more could I wish for?|
|Posted Apr 11, 2004 11:56 pm|
|Diggler||Route Climbed: Crescent Moon Couloir Date Climbed: 20 March, 2004|
|Fun get-together with some other SP members- some friends from before (Mark [aka Pellucid Wombat], Misha, & Etsuko) & got to know some cool new people- Sam (Mills), Tyson (scottfromcali), & Doug (mtnartman). |
Leaving from the Bay Area (Sam from Cloverdale) the night before, Sam, Mark & I camped @ Carson Pass the night before. Met up with the others in the morning. I left the TH @ 7.51 (got a late start adjusting my crampons & snowboard attachment system), & lagged behind, my board bumping into my back leg each time I took a step. Got to Lake Winnemucca without incident.
Started up the couloir after Mark & Sam, who had a good pace from the get-go. Doug made his way up the N ridge to the L of our route. Snow conditions were excellent for climbing, & the route was great (think I even enjoyed it more than the Dana Couloir)! Soon we were @ the top, & headed over to the true summit. Summited ~11.20. After lounging a bit & taking in the beautiful Lake Tahoe-area surroundings, descended to the saddle between Round Top & the Sisters.
Convinced Mark to go up to the Sisters once more with me. Had a great view from up there, & went back to the saddle. Snowboarded down the mellower slopes (my first run of the season, + hard, wind-packed snow) to the lake- fun!! Ended up lagging behind Doug & Scott, who wisely opted to bring their snowshoes. After much postholing & corresponding cursing, reached Carson Pass, & a well-deserved beer, @ 15.15.
A nice dinner @ Kirkwood afterwards, & we left @ 17.45. A confusing drive in the dark, & I was back to Oakland by 21.00.
Fun trip, great route, with some cool people!
Convinced Rob to come up with me to try a new route up this impressive choss pile. If interested, check out the trip report. Phenomenal day!
|Posted Mar 24, 2004 1:10 pm|
|Sam Mills||Route Climbed: Crescent Moon Couloir Date Climbed: March 20, 2004|
|Great outing on a fun route. Next time I will try the left varietion.|
|Posted Mar 22, 2004 3:20 pm|
|mrolph||Route Climbed: Crescent Moon Couloir Date Climbed: March 21, 2004|
|A very nice climb with great snow conditions. The last 50 feet is steep!|
|Posted Mar 22, 2004 12:25 pm|
|Misha||Route Climbed: Crescent Moon Couloir up, West Ridge down Date Climbed: March 20th, 2004|
|YEAH! What a great climb in a great company of fellow SP-ers. The route turned out to be easier than I anticipated, but steep enough to keep you excited throughout. This turned out to be an awesome way to start my alpine climbing season!|
|Posted Mar 21, 2004 11:16 pm|
|scottfromcali||Route Climbed: West ridge, Crescent Moon Couloir Date Climbed: Quite a few times, recently March 20. 2004|
|Reached the summit on an exciting new route (to myself) Climbed with other SP.com members, good time, good climb, and good company.|
|Posted Mar 21, 2004 11:41 am|
|PellucidWombat||Route Climbed: Crescent Moon Couloir Date Climbed: March 20, 2004|
|Great climb! Good weather, decent snow, sweet views. The steepness of the upper part of the couloir was really exciting!|
|Posted Mar 21, 2004 12:45 am|
|derbilly||Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: July 26, 2002|
|This area is beautiful in early summer with many wildflowers. I saw someone skiing down the persistent snow patch to the right of the use trail. My second time up at the summit, I plan to return soon.|
|Posted Feb 24, 2004 4:15 pm|
|Felsberg||Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2005; Jan 18, 2004|
|Snowshoe ascent, ski descent, wonderful day, nice hard snow, not too hot. pics|
|Posted Jan 20, 2004 12:32 pm|
|Sierrabonehead||Route Climbed: Trail route Date Climbed: March 1995|
|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 soul||Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: October 24, 2003 |
Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2003
|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|
|Misha||Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: October 11, 2003|
|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|
|Jonodo||Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: 9/3/03|
|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|
|Dunk||Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: October, 2002|
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|
|chskier||Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: August 31, 2003|
|Great short hike enhanced by thunder and lightening strikes.|
|Posted Aug 31, 2003 11:53 pm|
|steeleman||Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: November 30, 2002|
|Scrambled up to the west summit on an early season ski trip. Photos here.|
|Posted Aug 17, 2003 5:07 pm|
|Dave K||Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: August 2000|
|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|