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PellucidWombatRe: Route Climbed: Red Lake -> Bad Idea route -> N Ridge Date Climbed: 9 September, 2001

PellucidWombat

haha, I like the name of your route. I had no idea we were so close to each other in summitting before we met! Small world, eh?
Posted Jul 8, 2008 2:41 pm

Eric TiptonRoute Climbed: East Arete, South Summit IV 5.9 Date Climbed: July 1999  Sucess!
This could be the most awesome arete climb I've ever done. This could be the most terrifying route I've ever done. Put these two facts together and you've got a great route. Long and loose, Kenn Kenega and I are lucky to tell the tale after this climb. We got both summits on this one, walked back to camp in the dark.
Posted Dec 20, 2002 8:35 pm

asmrzRoute Climbed: St Jean Couloir Date Climbed: October 24, 1998

asmrz

I soloed the St Jean Couloir on good water ice in late October of 1998. The route in hard ice conditions, is propably the fastest way to get to the top of Split Mountain. Descended the North Ridge to Red Lake.
Posted Nov 15, 2002 10:34 pm

asmrzRoute Climbed: Scrambled up the north face Date Climbed: June 1984  Sucess!

asmrz

Miguel Carmona and I hiked up to Red Lake from McMurry Meadow Rd and the trailhead in 1984.. We were checking out the Central Couloir for later ascent. Since we had no Guide Book, we just scrambled up the face to the left of the Hobbs/Harrington line.
Posted Nov 15, 2002 10:30 pm

bearbnzRoute Climbed: North Slope Date Climbed: June 1, 2002

bearbnz

First 14er of the season, climbed with ScottyS. The "trail" to Red Lake is unpleasant at best. Once to Red Lake, the traveling was fine. Weird weather, Split was the only 14er in the vicinity that was not socked in.
Posted Oct 5, 2002 9:50 am

sierragatorRoute Climbed: north slope from upper basin Date Climbed: August 19,2002  Sucess!

sierragator

Two hours to summit from upper basin. Had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Mendenhall at the summit.



Side trip from kearsarge to south lake backpack trip.
Posted Aug 24, 2002 10:14 am

ScottySRoute Climbed: North Slope Date Climbed: June 1, 2002

ScottyS

Climbed with bearbnz for my first 14'er. The trail to Red Lake gets 2 thumbs down, but after that it was nice. Less snow would mean less talus side-hilling to the ridge! Round trip time = 9hrs 45min.

Picturesque scenery.
Posted Aug 11, 2002 9:35 pm

ocelotRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: August, 2001  Sucess!

ocelot

Yes, its a long slog up to Red Lake, but an interesting climb from there with a bit of route finding involved. Had a nice hiking companion for the first part of the hike up to Red Lake. Long day for me.
Posted Jul 9, 2002 11:38 pm

mconnellRoute Climbed: St. Jeans Date Climbed: June 14, 2002  Sucess!
Very easy conditions up the St. Jean. Soft snow, even though we left Red Lake at first light. Snow all the way up the couloir, with no sign of the step or rocks that Secor mentions.
Posted Jun 19, 2002 8:47 pm

darinchadwickRoute Climbed: North Slope Date Climbed: September 2000  Sucess!

darinchadwick

On the 4X drive in we listened to Metallica. We then hiked up to Red Lake, almost entirely in the dark. The song 'Sad but True' kept going through my head.... HATE! I'm your HATE! I'm your hate when you want love...DO! Do my work! Do my dirty work scapegoat!... That pretty much describes hiking up to Red Lake in the dark. This was the 2nd time I had an altitude headache on all the 14ers I've climbed, so it was fitting that the same song returned during the 'class 1' final talus slog with the little man in my head stabbing my eyes with an icepick everytime I jolted my steps.

I must return and climb Split Mtn again under better 'conditions'. The graceful ridges and multihued faces are not to be missed. The first snow had fallen above 12,800 feet, and this added character to the faces and ridges.

Yikes, I hope Metallica doesn't sue summitpost like they did napster for illegal use of their lyrics.
Posted Apr 2, 2002 5:51 am

GuiltyRoute Climbed: West Face from Middle Palisade Mt.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2001

Guilty

Started from Southfork Trailhead, hiked up East Face of Middle Palisade, then down the west side. Traverse to Mather Pass, ascend the West Face of Split Mountain. Met fellow climber on top Split and descended to the Red Lake Trailhead in the dark. All in one long day.

Posted Nov 11, 2001 2:28 pm

jacevedoRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: 09/08/01  Sucess!
Drive to Red Lake Trailhead 4WD only! Approach to Red Lake from the trailhead was long and hot. The trail is pretty steep in about 3 sections. Got amazing views of the mountain from our campsite at Red Lake. The next day hiked up through the endless boulder fields of the North Ridge. The gulley to the summit ridge involved some Class 2-3 climbing with heavy rockfall. After that, relavitely easy trek to the summit. Incredible views of Whitney, Palisades and Owens Valley/ White Mountains in all directions.
Posted Sep 17, 2001 1:23 pm

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: North Slope from the East Date Climbed: Aug. 11, 2001  Sucess!

Bob Burd

A long dayhike from the Red Lake Trailhead. Day 8 of the Sierra Emblem Challenge 2001. 6.5 hrs from the trailhead to the summit, but I think I could have done 5.5 hrs going solo. Still, Russ McBride's 4hr16m shames me.. :)
Posted Aug 19, 2001 2:31 pm

JoshRoute Climbed: North Slope from the East Date Climbed: August 2, 2001  Sucess!

Josh

This was the seventh peak of my CA 14er Speed Tour.



I couldn't make it all the way to the trailhead in my car, so I parked it and hopped on a mountain bike. When I got to the trailhead, I stashed the bike in the bushes and started up the the steep, sandy, overgrown trail to Red Mountain Lake. After I got to the lake, the climb became much more enjoyable. I hiked up the endless Class 2/3 talus (very loose in spots) to the Prater-Split Saddle. From there it was a quick jaunt to the summit.
Posted Aug 19, 2001 2:28 pm

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