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mrchad92x  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2010


First visited in July 2006 as an easy class 2 climb up the west side while hiking the JMT. Camp at lake 3535 in Upper Basin was fantastic.

Again last weekend with Vitaliy, interesting loop covering 5 peaks. The views from Split are among my favorite.
Posted Aug 2, 2010 4:40 pm

jonhershNorth Slope from the East  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2001


From Red Lake.
Posted Jul 27, 2010 4:21 pm

SkyPilot84North Slope from the East  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2010


Had no problem getting to the trailhead in a 4runner (9" ground clearance). 4WD wasn't necessary. The trail, although sandy and steep, was easy to follow, thanks to abundant trail markers. Views from the top were amazing, well worth the hike.
Posted Jul 13, 2010 3:16 pm

cdewhurstOvernight at Red Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2010


Lots of elevation gain. Had fun (albeit a lot of work) trekking up the snow to the saddle and glissading down some sections. View was awesome. Twisted ankle at Red lake so slow going back to car. Several sections of trail were as maintained as the drive in. Had to back track a few times but nothing major.
Posted Jul 12, 2010 12:18 pm

BCLNorth Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2010


From Red Lake.
Posted Jul 7, 2010 9:53 pm

boyblueFrom Red Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 1981


Drove in in my VW bus. Horrible drive with a lot of sickening scrapes and bumps under the vehicle. I knew there was no way I'd ever drive out that way unassisted (tow truck, I gue$$). I decided to climb the mountain and force myself not to worry until I was back at the TH.

After I'd set up my camp at Red Lake, I was joined by a small group of people. By some strange twist of good fortune, one of them was friends with, or was related to the people who own and operate the ranch that blocks easy access to the Red Mountain Creek TH. They had the keys to the gates and permission to drive through the ranch! They very kindly offered to let me follow them through upon our return to our vehicles. An incredible stroke of good luck!

With my mind freed from burden, I totally enjoyed the rest of the climb to the summit and the fine view found on top of this great peak.
Posted Jul 5, 2010 6:38 pm

kraymesNorth slpoe from the east  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 1998


Cuz I had no mas to solo the east couloir.
Posted Jul 4, 2010 1:29 pm

sespegorillaSplit Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2010


Davi Rivas and David Stillman via St. Jeans coulior from Red Lake. Descended St. Jeans with 1200ft glissade(friggin scary).
Approach trail sucks.
Posted Jun 29, 2010 8:21 pm

pratyushsummitted  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2008


... with Bill Kells, Hamik Mukelyan, Julian Jamison and Michael, on 07-08 June' 2008, via the North Slope from the East (class 2)
Posted Jun 9, 2010 12:25 pm

autoblockNorth Slope slog  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2009


Camping at Red Lake was beautiful, and the whole route was empty of people. I had the whole mountain to myself on summit day.

Other than that, a peak to bag and leave alone. Difficult trailhead (great directions + Google Earth made it a snap in the 4WD rental), then a steep, deep and loose slog to the summit. One stretch, just before plateauing out, of a few hundred feet of decent rock.

This is one to make on the first try! You'll never catch me here again.
Posted Apr 28, 2010 11:07 am

Princess ButtercupEaster on High  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 23, 2008

Princess Buttercup

First major spring snow camp/climb. Amazing.
Posted Nov 30, 2009 11:14 pm

GuiltyNorth Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2009


Hike up from Red lakes with some friends.
Posted Nov 11, 2009 5:20 am

rmick25From the Muir Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009


After hiking up Mather Pass(which was no picnic) decided to hike Split Mtn as well because...it was there. Hell of a day almost 6,0000 ft. of ele. gain and 16 miles most with pack on. Sooo worth it though. I thought the view from Glen pass was sweet. It paled in comparison to Split though. Vaughn and Andy you missed out! Thanks also to the guy who gave me a granola bar and the women who provided the cheese and crackers. Life savers!
Posted Sep 3, 2009 8:15 pm

ShawnGreat experience...
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2009


The access was the biggest story for us. There's lots of good information out there about both the drive to the trailhead and the trail itself, but we didn't pay enough attention.

So, we took 2 wrong turns that cost us a lot of time on the approach. Once we finally got to the Red Lake TH, we hurried onto the 'trail', only that it wasn't. We spent 2 hours blazing a path on steep, loose, sandy and nasty Class 2/3 terrain until I had enough and said there must be a trail and we need to find it. Found it and the going was much easier but half the party bailed back to the HD and the others went to Red Lake. Party at Red Lake got there just in time for the rain and spent an OK night there and woke up to swirling clouds obscuring the summit and terrain above and decided to head down. Still a beautiful area and fun was had, but the mistakes and the weather meant no summit and the access/approach means we won't be too eager for attempt #2 for some time... :-)
Posted Sep 3, 2009 11:22 am

cabCrappy Road  Sucess!


The hardest part of this climb is getting to the trailhead. I scratched the shit out of the sides of my truck (Black Chevy Silverado), but once you get to Red Lake, this is a pretty cool climb. A little loose in the steeper chutes, but not too bad.
Posted Aug 31, 2009 3:14 pm

seanoRed Lake, NW slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2009


An overnight trip from 3 miles below the Red Lake trailhead (the "no trespassing" shortcut helped, but not enough for our poor car). Red Lake is an awesome place to camp.
Posted Aug 7, 2009 8:50 pm

thholderFrom the west  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2009


clear day, spectacular views
Posted Aug 2, 2009 11:11 am

SJNice Alternative  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2009


Gave up on the original goal of St. Jean Gully when we saw the debris field of rocks that had shot out of it. Changed plans to the North Slope and we weren't disappointed. Climbed a 35-40 degree snow hill for about 750' to gain the north slope, little more than a class 2 like the route description states, but had an axe and crampons so it was no problem. Great view on top, thunder storms had us running off the ridge in the early afternoon.
Posted Jul 21, 2009 5:49 pm

96avs01Humbling turns  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 28, 2009


Ascended the N. slope route via the Red Lake approach. Took some very humbling turns on my splitboard in highly variable snow conditions below the Split-Prater saddle...glad I had the (dis)pleasure of hauling it all the way to 13K.
Posted Mar 30, 2009 4:36 pm

farrisglDay Summit off the JMT  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2006


Reached the summit on our "layover" day while camped at the lake below Mather Pass. Lots of scree but a beautiful summit view on a perfectly clear and windless day.
Posted Mar 3, 2009 7:59 pm

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