In mid to late March 1992, Rich Henke, Nancy Jensen, Peter Green and I skied to Charlotte Dome from Onion Valley and in full winter conditions (after recent storm), climbed the South Face. The climb was great, the descent took everything out of us. Many rappels off trees down slabs, that in summer were easy walk caused us to get back to the base next day in the early morning. Same day ski out followed. The route is extremely suitable to late winter ski/climb combination. Ours might have been First Winter Ascent. Alois Smrz.
Hi, I climbed this great route a few days ago. We approched from the OVT and found the route from Charlotte Lake well marked and well traveled. The route itself was very fun, definitely run out in places but it was on fairly moderate terrain. The walk off the back was a little sporty but there were two rap stations that helped.
There was another party that passed us on the climb so if you left anything on the route let me know, we probably picked it up.