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Luke SwansonSill to Thunderbolt  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2017

Luke Swanson

Climbed sill via the swiss arĂȘte and traversed to thunderbolt. Down the underhill couloir.
Posted Aug 15, 2017 12:45 pm

TheNobleSunfish2 days, bivy at U-notch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2012


Lassoed and prusiked the Thunderbolt summit block, led the milk bottle (bolt up there is scary!). The snow from the week before was mostly not an issue, though it probably made us rope up in a couple of places we wouldn't have otherwise. We camped at Thunderbolt pass and returned via Potluck Pass.
Posted Oct 22, 2012 12:30 pm

mrchad9Fantastic  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2012


Really enjoyed every aspect of the traverse with a fun group. Started at Underhill and then from Thunderbolt to Sill.
Posted Sep 24, 2012 1:56 pm

TeleKLooong day...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2008


Great day with Stevee.
Posted Aug 10, 2012 2:14 pm

Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2011


I was a bit disappointed with the route. Poor quality rock abounds and lead to nearly a very serious accident. Result of the accident was that we were forced to retreat from just below the summit of Starlight to get our party down safely after the injury. Not sure if I would go back for this route, but definitely will be back to climb the peaks by other routes.
Posted Aug 12, 2011 12:10 am

zoomlocooverhyped  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2010


summits of tbolt and starlight are cool, not difficult though they get your attention. otherwise, the traverse is very easy on less than quality rock. not as many heads up/ exposed places as would be ideal. I was a bit disappointed that this is supposedly america's best/ most classic traverse. see matthes crest or blanca/ little bear for better options and constant exposure. not to mention the capitol traverse which I havent yet done... though the full palisades traverse (8 mi) no doubt packs the punch, hope I get on that one soon...
Posted Jul 16, 2011 5:57 pm

pratyushTB to North Pal
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2011


climbed as 3-member team, bailed when it was 6.30 and we were still at U-Notch. The 3 peaks that we did were awesome though!
Posted Jun 27, 2011 1:47 pm

CoryAwesome  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009


Skipped my 10 year H.S. reunion to do this route . . . yup it was worth it!
Posted Jun 7, 2011 6:05 pm

breadboxuh huh  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2008


yeah I did this. It was whatever. Nah kidding it was fun, except we C-T-C'd it from South Lake, which was a bad idea.
Posted Sep 7, 2010 4:12 am

bizWow!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2010


Amazing climb with JB. Had trouble finding our way up the east face of T-bolt, decided to turn around, and then made a 2nd attempt. Bivied on the summit of T-bolt and then continued on to Sill the next day. We had great weather the whole time and didn't see anyone above Sam Mack Meadows.
Posted Sep 4, 2010 2:13 pm

SKIRan out of time
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2010


Lost a ton of time as we went too far left in the SW chute of T-bolt. Managed to lasso the summit block of the beast, summit and made our way down to Starlight before deciding to bail via the Underhill (terrible chute choice)and rapped across the Palisade Glacier. Excellent day though with a cool partner. You see a lot of ground with the car shuttle.
Posted Aug 16, 2010 9:40 am

gremlinbackwards  Sucess!


couldn't even figure out what point was polemonium, but the rest was one of the best days i've had, about 5 hours from sill to thunderbolt
Posted Jul 6, 2010 5:43 pm

Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2010


Almost there! Steph Abegg and I climbed the North Couloir of Thunderbolt and made it to the U-Notch in time for sunset (my bad on the excessive simul-climbing and hacking cough of death. Sorry!). From there we decided to bail down to the Palisade Glacier.

I've already climbed Polemonium from the U-Notch and Mt. Sill, so I only missed out on the East descent of Polemonium and the final boulder-hop before ascending Sill.
Posted Jun 22, 2010 11:34 am

soslawTraverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2009


Props to Peter Doucette for getting me on top. Nice to straddle the Starlight's summit pinnacle a la Norman Clyde.
Posted Sep 21, 2009 3:04 pm

soslawTraverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2009


T Bolt to Starlight to N. Pal with Peter Doucette leading and and getting me on top of of T bolt's pinnacle. Ran out of time for Polemonium
Posted Sep 21, 2009 2:57 pm

BlackmouthUnforgettable Trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009


Day hiked the Thuderbolt to Sill Traverse in just over 20 hours, not bad for a party of 6. Started at South Lake and ended at the shuttle car at Glacier Lodge. Climbed with SPer's Forjan,Kevin Trieu,Dave S,Luis Gijon and Corey Harelson. An unforgettable trip with a great group of climbers.
Posted Aug 10, 2009 8:46 pm

mindflossLight Is Right!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2008


Looks like I just missed fossana and crew. Didn't see a soul all day. Smoke from a fire made visibility worsen by the time I got to Sill. Lovely to drink water straight from streams off the Palisade Glacier.
Posted Sep 8, 2008 12:05 pm

fossanapalisades reunion  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2008


Soloed with Jascha.
Posted Sep 2, 2008 3:22 pm

ripper333 yeah  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2004
this was really incredible....climbed with tom grundy...lots of fun...bivied in killa cave overlooking glacier...
Posted Aug 9, 2008 12:47 am

Augie MedinaGreat but exhausting Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008

Augie Medina

With Tom Becht and Glenn Gookin. We did it in one push. Glenn and Tom got in in 24 hours and I was 25 hours. South Lake to Glacier Lodge.
Posted Aug 5, 2008 4:33 am

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