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bearbnzRoute Climbed: East Slope to North Ridge to NW Chute Date Climbed: July 12, 2004  Sucess!

bearbnz

Dayhiked from Twin Lakes (Bridgeport) with ScottyS. Along the way, we stopped off at Center Mountain, Hawksbeak Peak, and Ehrnbeck Peak, and traversed from Ehrnbeck to Tower on one of the most tedious ridge routes I have ever been on (via Peak 10,654). Not technically difficult, just nasty routefinding with a seemingly infinite array of obstacles (trees, brush, sheer walled gullies, short steep little headwalls). Crossed the East Slope to the North Ridge and thence via the NW Chute. Descended the same until the tower, then off to the east to avoid steep slabs and snow. Cross-country to the trail that heads into Buckeye Canyon, a long slog up to the canyon head, and a forever walk out of that dry, dusty, miserable canyon. We left a car at the Buckeye Trailhead, and we arrived there after 19:45 hiking time, covering 35-37 miles with 10-11,000' of elevation gain/loss. Even after 2 days of forgetting about it, I can't recommend this route to anyone else. Especially the Buckeye Canyon portion. Scotty has a trip report coming soon.
Posted Jul 14, 2004 5:00 pm

FelsbergRoute Climbed: NW Chute Date Climbed: June 19, 2004

Felsberg

I think that the walker river approach is actually quite nice save the copious amounts of horse shit blanketing the trail. Great climb with nice rock, the north ridge is a nice way to go. PICS
Posted Jun 21, 2004 1:51 pm

AlpinistRoute Climbed: NW Chute Date Climbed: July 2, 2000  Sucess!

Alpinist

Camped at Tower Lake and ascended via the NW Chute. It was a little more than my friend wanted to tackle, so I left him on the ridge and made the final ascent myelf. Clouds moving in fast from the east, so I could only stay on the summit for 10 minutes. Great climb though...!
Posted Sep 11, 2003 8:15 pm

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: NW Chute Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2003  Sucess!

Bob Burd

a 13hr "warmup" for the 2003 Sierra Challenge, this took longer than any of the Sierra Challenge hikes/climbs with the exception of Mt. Tyndall. One must travel the length of the West Walker River at least once in a Sierra career, but doing it twice just shows you haven't learned anything. The climb itself is fairly easy and barely earns a class 3 rating. Great Views. Along with Michael Graupe's dayhike 4 days earlier, this is likely the first time the peak has ever had three dayhikes in one season. Some pics.
Posted Sep 7, 2003 11:11 pm

Matthew HollimanRoute Climbed: NW Chute Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2003  Sucess!

Matthew Holliman

A long dayhike (14 3/4 hrs CTC). I can't believe the guy who described Virginia's South Ridge as "easy class 3" used that same phrase for this walk-up.



Great views, and a truly beautiful peak.
Posted Sep 7, 2003 8:47 pm

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