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theflyingmountaineerSW Chute #1  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2014

theflyingmountaineer

Climbed up from camp in Palisade Basin with coworkers. Since it was a work-sponsored trip, we had a guide lead the summit block for us and we toproped the awesome 5.9. I intend to return for the entire traverse and am eager to do the daring lead myself.
Posted Aug 4, 2014 7:11 pm

iditarod81SW Chute #1 to Starlight  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2014

iditarod81

The 12th CA 14er for me and my husband! Thanks to guides Zach and Trevor for great leading up the SW chute and the famed summit block. Headed out along the ridgeline to summit Starlight afterwards and reached the top of the milk bottle right as the afternoon thunderstorms started rolling in...
Posted Aug 4, 2014 4:26 pm

Shane RathbunStay right  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 14, 2010

Shane Rathbun

What AlpineAffinity said.

Stay right when the chute V's off. At the huge chockstone, get on top of it and head right up the 5th class. Once on the 5th class face, trend left/up to find the summit block. At this 5th class, go right here like me or you will find yourself on the backside of the summit block with lots of exposure.

Aaron ended up belaying me up a steep chimney after he reached the summit block me.
Posted Dec 6, 2010 2:50 pm

skotty2nd attempt  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2010

skotty

Second attempt. First time we were sure we hit a dead-end off course at the top. Turns out it was just around the corner.
Posted Nov 11, 2010 6:50 pm

SKINot that straightforward  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2010

SKI

Trend right for the most part while going up the chute or you'll be cool like us and end up on the NW ridge way early and have to downclimb back into the chute. Went under a giant chockstone near the summit and used the top of it to step over (right) onto a 5th class ledge/crack system that brought me to the top. Good luck on this fine (NOT) route.
Posted Aug 16, 2010 9:54 am

PellucidWombatTwice and I still don't like this route
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2009

PellucidWombat

#1: October 1, 2005 - via Southwest Chute #1. Fresh snow and high winds made us turn back 200' below the summit. I really didn't like the loose grit on the granite slabs midway up the couloir combined with the fall potential there. Not my favorite of slog chutes to climb.

b>#4: September 5-7, 2009 - via N Couloir with Jonathan Bye and Henry Steinberg. Bergschrund was a challenging brittle water ice on alpine ice climb, but a memorable lead. Took longer than expected due to the ice and my friends decided they didn't like the idea of sleeping on the ridge, so we bailed down the SW Chute #1 after finishing the route. Doh!

Posted Jun 22, 2010 10:08 pm

BlackmouthSW Chute # 1  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009

Blackmouth

Used this to gain the summit block of Thunderbolt on our T-Bolt to Sill Traverse. With a group of 6 the rock fall was surprisingly minimal. We anticipated snow and ice, but were able to get up without the need of ice axe or crampons, even though we brought them.
Posted Aug 10, 2009 8:27 pm

LuisGijonSW Chute
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2008

LuisGijon

Nice climb with Willand Fred, in a chilly sunny day. Will led the summit block. Fred and me top roped it.
Posted Sep 24, 2008 2:22 am

dubhunterSW Chute + Summit Block Lead  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2008

dubhunter

Climbed with Fred & Luis. Ended up at Lightning Rod, so we had to downclimb then up to the Summit Bock. Lead the 5.9 side of the bock.
Posted Sep 22, 2008 6:36 pm

mylessw chute  Sucess!

myles

Beautiful weather--free climbed summit
Posted Feb 29, 2008 1:46 pm

mybackyardSW Chute  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007

mybackyard

T-bolt to Sill traverse day hike with forjan & fossana
Posted Aug 12, 2007 10:22 am

fossanaSW Chute  Sucess!

fossana

Sep ?, 2002
Tbolt-Starlight link-up from Palisade Basin
Posted Apr 8, 2007 10:50 pm

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