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BCLSW Chute #1  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2011

BCL

Climbing above the notch is awesome. Lassoed the summit block and climbed the rope.
Posted Aug 18, 2011 9:48 am

ElGrecoUnderhill (right)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2011

ElGreco

Ascended the right hand Underhill couloir with SMG. Bergschrund was passable by end running it - a few more cracks present around it too. The slope angle in the couloir was up to 50 or so degrees in places. We passed the chockstone on the left with an awkward move. A pitch of rock at the end of couloir puts you on the summit ridge, where 3rd class and exposed 4th/low 5th climbing leads you to a short, easy but exposed traverse to the base of the summit block. Thanks to Darren and Alex for the leads. Lassoed and free-climbed the summit block - a lot of fun (a short bouldering problem, essentially)!
Posted Aug 14, 2011 6:23 pm

kaos14Underhill (R)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2011

kaos14

Beautiful day traversing from T-bolt to Polemonium and then down the U-Notch. Almost ripped a crimp flake off the summit block, that made it more than a little spicy.
Posted Aug 5, 2011 2:41 am

Darren9got it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2011

Darren9

Via Underhill Couloir route with SMG. Thanks George for leading the summit block!
Posted Aug 2, 2011 1:26 am

Bill562Tbolt  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2011

Bill562

With Alvin W and Oleg R from campsite on tbolt pass.

I think the class 4 section is really a stiff Class 3. We prussiked the summit block. If this is a new method, would it be considered a first accent? :-)
Posted Jul 25, 2011 2:10 am

zoomlocot-bolt to sill  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2010

zoomloco

quite a bit easier than hype about this traverse lets on. summit block is really only 5.6 or 5.7, albeit exposed. the rest of the traverse is quite a bit easier and best done unroped if you're comfortable
Posted Jul 16, 2011 4:19 pm

TheNobleSunfishThunderbolt to U-Notch
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2011

TheNobleSunfish

Started our (short) traverse from Thunderbolt Pass. I Skipped the summit block to save time, though we did put up a top-rope which several other parties used : ]
Posted Jun 29, 2011 4:00 pm

Vitaliy M.fun outing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2010

Vitaliy M.

with Mark via NW ridge. Climbed mt. Robinson day before. My first time in Palisades.
Posted Jun 28, 2011 4:12 pm

TheNobleSunfishNorth Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 1, 2011

TheNobleSunfish

Cold climb with the Caltech Alpine Club. 8 Climbers on top after lassoing the summit block and top-roping. Awesome!
Posted May 2, 2011 4:29 pm

pratyushNorth Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 1, 2011

pratyush

climbed with members of Caltech Alpine Club.
Posted May 2, 2011 1:48 pm

SawtoothSeanFailure
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2010

SawtoothSean

Got hosed on the approach and up into a gully off route. We we're at nearly 13,000 and working the rope, but reached blank wall.
Posted Dec 18, 2010 2:19 pm

Shane RathbunGreat view   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2010

Shane Rathbun

Climbed via the Southwest Chute.

Aaron lasso'd the summit block quickly and we aided up, climbed the summit block via the Bob Burd method with the figure 8s on a bite. I will have to go back to lead it. :-)

We had some route finding issues and accidentally climbed the lightning rod. Desended via Underhill Couloir; lots of rappel slings already in place. Rappeled off a snow bollard over the bergshrund the base of Underhill due to not having crampons on the steep slopes.

We had ambitions to complete the traverse as a secondary objective but the route finding issues set us back.
Posted Dec 6, 2010 2:39 pm

skottyShouthwest Chute  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2010

skotty

Chickend out on the summit block, so officially I wouldn't count this as a true summit.
Posted Nov 11, 2010 6:48 pm

DariaPart 1 of Palisade traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2010

Daria

Part of Palisade traverse from Thunderbolt to Polemonium. Completed summit block-impressive chunk of granite
Posted Sep 26, 2010 7:38 pm

Ol WalsherSW Chute #1  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2010

Ol Walsher

Fitting this would be my 50th peak. A wild climb near the top. Can't think of a better summit block. Peter Croft and Conrad Anker signed the register a few days prior.
Posted Sep 11, 2010 10:12 pm

SKIThink that rope's gunna hold?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2010

SKI

Tagged the summit on our way towards completing the Palisade Traverse... We weren't as lucky on the Traverse.
Posted Aug 16, 2010 9:45 am

McCannsterin the late afternoon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2010

McCannster

Sick climb. Left from the South Lake TH around 8:30 am with heavy packs and made it to Tbolt Pass by 3 PM. Ben and I then booked it up the SW Chute which was a route that I can't quite recommend, but it got us to the summit block in a quick 1 hour 4 mins. I freed the summit block as did Ben. Left the summit around 6 or so and descended back down the Chute to Barrett Lake where our friends were waiting for us at camp. Stumbled into the tent at dusk and passed out. Great outing.
Posted Aug 6, 2010 9:54 pm

PellucidWombat6th time's the charm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2010

PellucidWombat

#1: October 1, 2005 - via Southwest Chute #1. Fresh snow and high winds made us turn back 200' below the summit.

#2: July 14, 2006 - Previous day's climb with Vlad Sofiyev took 'longer' than expected. We accidentally did a new route on the N Face of Mt Agassiz. Doh!

#3: March 28-30, 2007 - My canister stove failed and Mark Strahan's white gas stove failed at 3rd Lake. Doh!

#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!

#5: June 19-21, 2010 - Made it to the summit block with Steph Abegg on our attempt at the Palisade Traverse. We were running late and couldn't get the rope on the summit block any better than slinging a bolt pin during our agreed 10 minute time limit, so we had to move on. I'll be back for the summit block another day!

#6: July 19, 2010 - Climbed the summit block with Vitaly after climbing the NW Ridge. What an outing!
Posted Jun 22, 2010 11:44 am

kraymesUnderhill Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2009

kraymes

Got my 8.2 mm stuck tossing it over the SW side of the summit block, but after an hour of work it flipped free by happenstance to the correct orientation and I prussiked to the summit. No register that I could find. That 3rd stripped bolt needs to go.
Posted May 22, 2010 11:46 am

HeyItsBenTraverse thru N. Pal  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2009

HeyItsBen

Part of a Thunderbolt - Polemonium traverse, although we ran out of time for Pole... Thunderbolt was much easier than expected, not sure why its rated as one of the harder 14ers, I suppose just 'cause of the summit block. Climbed the summitblock on toprope, thought it was a straightforward boulder problem...
Posted Oct 28, 2009 4:18 pm

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