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GuiltyWest Face  Sucess!


I spent a week around the Palisade Lakes and Mather Pass just bagging peaks in the area. This was the easy hike up from the John Muir Trail.
Posted Jan 25, 2009 6:21 pm

alpinegosseDone  Sucess!


Posted Nov 24, 2008 11:35 am

mdoughertyNorth Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2008


Climbed from Red Lake with an SPS group. It was a tough, but enjoyable hike. I really liked the view.
Posted Oct 29, 2008 1:14 am

paisajeroamericanowow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2008


7500 feet in one day... a new personal record - the climb was wonderful though - those cliffs when you first hit the ridge are wicked... and the split part of the mountain up top is wild - I think I am running out of easy 14ers, hmmm...
Posted Oct 21, 2008 11:32 am

jimeganSplit Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2008


Soloed the N ridge from Red Lake when Mike hit the wall after climbing Mt Sill the prior day. These were my final two Calif 14ers.
Posted Sep 28, 2008 6:34 am

jaypisanonorth slope from the east  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2008


definitely more difficult than i expected but a beautiful mountain. the drive to red lake trailhead was a real treat!
Posted Aug 27, 2008 1:45 am

dpsiebertNorth Slope


Daytripped from Orange County. I thought it was pretty tough for an "easy 14er".
Posted Aug 21, 2008 6:39 am

sierratrekkinN. Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2008


Climbed Split Mountain June 16th of 2008, via the N. Slope from Taboose Pass. I easily nabbed Mount Prater the next day and spent a nice two night stay just below both peaks.
Posted Aug 7, 2008 7:23 am

Sam RobertsN Slope from East

Sam Roberts

Camped at Red Lake. Uneventful climb.
Posted Jul 31, 2008 7:01 pm

BradBartickSplit is the sh*t  Sucess!


Climbed Split with my wife last summer. Great fun- a little challenging route-finding through scree slope, but isolated and fun and worth the effort just the same.
Posted Jul 12, 2008 10:03 pm

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


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

MishaBagged my final CA fourteener with a bang  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2008


Climbed Northeast Arete (IV, 5.8) with Pavel on a perfect summer day. 15 long pitches (150'+) and one rappel with a few memorable spots, abundance of loose rock (although, not enough to make it disgusting) and wicked knife edges. Existing beta was useless; we pretty much found our own way which included a 5.10 pitch. 11.5 hours from the route start to the summit ridge. Descended in the dark for a 19 hour camp to camp marathon.

Many props to the late great Galen Rowell for soloing this route on his FA. There is no way in the world I'd attempt something like this unroped.
Posted Jul 7, 2008 3:25 pm

ChuckONorth Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2008


First trip back into the mountains after surgery to repair a broken ankle 21 weeks earlier ... thus this trip worked me, on of the hardest times I've had in the mountains. Hot weather didn't help - +100degF at trail head. Climbed with Ken T. Bottom line = a safe and successful 14'er summit.
Posted Jul 3, 2008 2:17 pm

Zhenya77North East Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 7, 2006


We camped near the lake and on the summit day we departed quite early around 4:00 am. By 7:30 am we already summited the peak and soon (around 9 :00 am ) safely returned to the base camp. It was nice, clear day.
Posted Mar 31, 2008 10:51 pm

Shirley LamEek...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 14, 2005

Shirley Lam

the first time, a storm moved in so fast, our tent was under a foot of snow in a few hours! Sheesh, route finding on the way out was difficult.

I prefer Split as a dayhike.
Posted Jan 30, 2008 9:29 pm

bighornmonkeyDone...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 14, 2005


Been to the top twice.
Posted Dec 25, 2007 5:03 pm

panweilinAn SHR bonus peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2005


A bonus peak we bagged during our 9-day SHR backpacking trip.
Posted Oct 25, 2007 2:20 pm

leftyNorth Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2005


I couldn't get my Honda CRV back up the main road on the way out so I used the alternative way out through the mine.
Posted Sep 18, 2007 12:51 am

Thomas ErspamerMain NE Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2007

Thomas Erspamer

Nine and a half hours to summit. If Bob Burd had started at the same time I did he would have been back in San Jose sipping a beer by the time I topped out!

Started at 3:15 a.m. and got back to car 17 and a half hours later. Perfect weather all day. Must have had 200 miles of visibility from the top. Didn't see a soul all day except for my buddy Steve. Guess that's not much of a surprise given all the bad press I've been reading on SP about the Red Lake trail.

Driving instructions from this site were extremely helpful. We found high clearance to be necessary but directions to be spot on. No worries.

Not sure I'd call this a class 2. The shoot on the classic NE route was a dry, crumbling mess up around 12,000 feet. If anyone is anywhere above you then you'd better be wearing a helmet.

Recommend staying on solid rock to right of shoot (Class 3). There's a use trail off to the right near the base of the shoot. We descended this way.

Enough talus, debris, and boulders for a lifetime.

This was quite a long day for an average Joe hiker like myself. Which 14er will be next?

With Respect.

Tom E.
Posted Sep 9, 2007 11:24 pm

skottyMiserable approach  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007


Maybe its just because I got a late start on one of the hottest days of the year, but to me this approach was a miserable desert hike on a poor trail. Out of the 28 peaks I've done so far I would say this was the second worst approach I've done next to the approach for Mt. Williamson via Shepherd Pass.

Nevertheless, once we got to about 10,000 feet or so, the scenery almost made us forget about the approach we endured. With still another ~3,000 ft to go from Red Lake in just about 1 mile, this is undeniably NOT one of the easiest 14ers, as R.J. Secor says. Definitely one of the best looking 14ers; very impressive.
Posted Sep 4, 2007 11:30 am

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