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Matthew HollimanRoute Climbed: NW Ridge (ascent) / SE Ridge (descent)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2004

Matthew Holliman

Sep 18, 2004, NW Ridge (ascent) / SE Ridge (descent): Sawtooth-Needham-Rainbow-Florence dayhike out of Mineral King. Sawtooth was buried amongst clouds when I arrived up there--the Kaweahs were visible for all of about thirty seconds, then poof!, they vanished into the fog.

Sawtooth is an unusual climb in that the trail approach is sloggier than the cross-country... loose sand led up to the pass, then solid boulders to the summit.

Sep 9, 2006: I never planned to return, but Bob twisted my arm into coming up here again as a warm-up for the Black Kaweah dayhike the next day. It wasn't a classic climb on the second visit, either.
Posted Nov 21, 2004 8:37 pm

Steve LarsonRoute Climbed: Northwest ridge Date Climbed: August, 1977, or thereabouts  Sucess!

Steve Larson

Climbed this with a small group of friends from the Sierra Club. The trail out of Mineral King was blazing hot, and there was no water until we reached Columbine Lake. Yuck. But the peak was worth the effort. Awesome 360 degree view!
Posted Nov 9, 2004 11:56 pm

LippoDate Climbed: October 20 2003  Sucess!


My last climb out west. Planned on day hike. Lost trail at Upper Monarch Lake. I scrambled up from there. Ended up at Columbine Lake at sunset. Hiked all night to get back to trail head. Learned lots of things not to do. Great experience.
Posted Nov 22, 2003 8:13 am

SierraboneheadRoute Climbed: From Sawtooth Pass Date Climbed: June, 1980  Sucess!
Slogged up the sand to Sawtooth Pass via old trail under south face of Empire Mtn. , and up the north ridge. Great views. Descent west face with interesting problems to solve. Left Mineral King 0700, return 1700. Sacked out at brother in laws cabin in Mineral King. Lucky to have had such a great base camp.
Posted Nov 21, 2003 7:08 pm

tdilopctRoute Climbed: South Ridge Class 2 Date Climbed: August 31, 2003  Sucess!


A beautiful weekend with views of Whitney and the Eastern Sierra's.
Posted Sep 2, 2003 11:19 pm

cartaleRoute Climbed: Via Monarch Lake Trail Date Climbed: 8/10/02  Sucess!


Day hike with my buddy Jim. We did the hike in 10 hours flat. This was Jim's first peak and did a great job!
Posted Jan 13, 2003 9:05 pm

scottybRoute Climbed: Sawtooth Pass Date Climbed: August 10, 2002  Sucess!


Spent four hours on the summit, three of them alone waiting for my cousin who was suffering from altitude.
Posted Aug 26, 2002 10:37 pm

Dave DalyRoute Climbed: Standard Sawtooth Trail Date Climbed: June 1995  Sucess!

Dave Daly

Nice view. Wouldn't mind climbing the northeast face (faces the Kern Plateau). Heard it's 5.8 with a small pendy.
Posted Jul 31, 2002 3:45 pm

Team:ANDYnCALEBRoute Climbed: Northwest Ridge Class 2 Date Climbed: October 2nd 1999  Sucess!
Did this summit with Patrick Mathis, Kevin Milner and Aimee Mckee Rollinger.

The view is sweet as you can see everything from the Kaweahs to the Western Divide and then some. The hike to the summit is easy except for the sand. The Peak has a nice flat rock on top perfect for a Sierra nap as well.
Posted Jul 11, 2002 9:01 am

Bob BurdNorthwest Ridge from Sawtooth Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2000

Bob Burd

Views were outstanding, but the climb was rather marginal. Too damn much sand! We intended to hike in and climb Black and Red Kaweah, but this was the only peak we managed to climb. Trip Report
Posted Jul 10, 2002 3:19 pm

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