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derbillySE chutes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 6, 2006


Good views from the summit. Took a different route than other members for the Burd party; we all seem to have gone up different chutes.
Posted Aug 17, 2006 4:23 pm

awagherThor Southeast Chute  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2006


Nice quick climb.
Posted Aug 14, 2006 4:45 pm

cp0915Stemwinder  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2006


Fun route with Tricky Rick (Kent). The chimney was a little awkward and funky, but otherwise, the route was rather fun. Super fast descent down a sandy chute on the east face.
Posted Jul 15, 2006 7:55 pm

Bob BurdStopped on Stemwinder  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 6, 2006

Bob Burd

That 5.4 chimney near the start looked a bit underrated. Maybe we shoulda brought a rope. But we found another way up around to the left of the hardman granite. Trip Report
Posted Jun 13, 2006 3:38 am

bechttNorth side ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2006


Climbed from unnamed lake above USBL. Class 3+ ascent (looks worse than it is) lots of fun. Descended the standard NE scree route to above LBSL.

Posted Jun 9, 2006 2:14 pm

James_WNorth Side Ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 14, 2006


Climbed Thor from bench above Upper Boyscout Lake direct up towards pinnacle ridge. Scrambled boulders and climbed direct class 3/4 to summit area. Thor was climbed due to partner having face swelled shut by snowburn had to abort Whitney climb. Views of Whitney group alone was worth the trip.
Posted May 23, 2006 3:41 am

PellucidWombatRoute Climbed: Thor's Cellar  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 6, 2006


Bob Burd, Rick Kent, and I had started out to climb a class "3" route on the south face, but when even attempts at Snowshoe aiding on the 5.5 chimney failed, we wandered around and headed up the most interesting looking chute on the SW face of the peak. Our chute consisted of a chockstone and a narrow ice-lined tunnel that required us to climb through one at a time, handing packs off so that we could fit through. It definitely brought back memories of climbing in the Southwest :-)
Posted May 18, 2006 8:46 am

Matt WorsterFrom LBSL  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 6, 2006

Matt Worster

Stunning, spectacular view. Competes with Senger for my favorite view in the Sierra (so far!). Ascended with Michael Graupe, and others from the Burd contingent (who ascended other routes).
Posted May 8, 2006 1:00 am

Mike NLower Boy Scout Lake  Sucess!

Mike N

We were camped at Upper Boy Scout Lake while trying to climb Whitney. On a rest day, we went part way back down to LBSL, traversed under the large rock face, and headed up what seemed like avalanche slopes. We took the safest part of the route and gained the ridge. From there it is a long slog the the top. Descended the same way, but had to hike back up to UBSL.
Posted Feb 19, 2006 11:56 pm

climbingchickRoute Climbed: West Face Date Climbed: 17 October
Tried to climb the west face (rock wall), going left, facing the wall, but didn't make it to the summit. It got dark and snowed. Plus I twisted my knee, repelling. It's a beautiful route though, combining hiking and climbing
Posted Oct 17, 2005 11:14 pm

DufferRoute Climbed: Lower Boy Scout Lake Date Climbed: May 2002  Sucess!


Scree slog up the chute but the views from the summit were worth the pain.
Posted Oct 8, 2005 2:36 pm

ExploreABitMoreRoute Climbed: Southwest Slope Date Climbed: 08/24/03  Sucess!


Nice climb from Mirror Lake. Day hiked from the portal. Great views of the larger surrounding peaks like Whitney and Russell.
Posted Mar 4, 2005 10:14 pm

Matthew HollimanCouple of visits  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 27, 2007

Matthew Holliman

My first visit (July 23, 2004) was a warm-up hike for Pinchot/Wynne the next day, climbing the peak from Pinnacle Pass and descending the South Slopes. Good view of Whitney from the summit. Not sure where Secor's class 2 route up the West Ridge is.

I came back on Apr 27, 2007 to climb Stemwinder with Bob. This was an amazingly cool route, with one really short technical pitch (more like 5.6 than the 5.4 rating Secor gives it), and a short, exposed class 4 traverse. Everything else on the route was continuous, exposed class 3, one of the most sustained and impressive third class routes I've ever climbed in the Sierra. Fantastic climb. Descended the easy slopes towards LBSL and returned via the North Fork drainage. Warm-up hike for Mt. Barnard the next day.
Posted Nov 17, 2004 8:20 pm

spinefxrRoute Climbed: "Smiley Face Route" from UBSL Date Climbed: June 4, 2004  Sucess!


This is a worthwhile climb for the views. The panorama looking from south to west to north are the best in the Whitney region.
Posted Jun 10, 2004 12:31 pm

dankrasRoute Climbed: Smiley Face Route Date Climbed: June 26, 2003  Sucess!


Route atarts at LBL and follow the "smile-like" indentation in the North-East face.
Posted May 24, 2004 2:28 am

mtnfotoRoute Climbed: Stemwinder 5.4 Date Climbed: 1980 &1991  Sucess!
Good intro to climbing in the backcountry.
Posted Jan 26, 2004 11:30 am

Eric TiptonRoute Climbed: Odin's Wrath III-IV 5.10 Date Climbed: Sept. 1996
Why this peak doesn't get more accolades for the incredible climbing found here is a mystery to me. With its beautiful steep south face and close proxcimity to the Portal you'd think it would be more popular. I climbed this route with my good friend Pat Brennen in a long day car to car from the portal parking lot. If you start early enough you can usually beat the rangers checking permitsjust below outpost camp. The route was a first accent for us and a real eye opener for me in that there is so much incredible unclimbed rock in the sierras. Our route climbed just left of the cenral southwest face in a series of right facing cornors, right of the "Pink Perch" route. Picth 5 climbed an awesome 5.10 hand crack that would compare to any of the best pitches I've done in the sierra. We topped out on the wall at dusk and didn't make the summit..
Posted Sep 3, 2003 1:16 am

Eric TiptonRoute Climbed: South Crack" III 5.9 Date Climbed: oct. 2000
Bob Austin and I climbed this excellant route in late September of 2000. Bob had been climbing alot of sierra routes that year such as the "Sun Ribbon Arete" and a route on Picture Peak Which were both rated 5.9 but after climbing Thor he got a better view of what 5.9 in the sierras can be like. We were lucky to get off the route by night fall. my first and last time climbing with Bob. Hey where are you Bob, lets go climbing. Thor is a great sierra peak, easy approach and awesome climbing, the real deal. I suppose if I hadn't gone off route we might have made the summit, stay in the big cracks.
Posted Sep 3, 2003 12:22 am

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