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Bill KishNorth Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2007

Bill Kish

2007 Sierra Challenge alternate peak. Pretty nice route with great views from top.
Posted Aug 12, 2007 11:23 pm

metasyn11North Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2007


Fun hike up the north face from Mattock Lake. A few spots of class 3 but mostly class 2, a long way up the rib amid rapidly darkening skies. It started raining ice pellets while I was on the summit, so I quickly left, descending the east face to Robinson Lake. When I was in sight of the parking lot it starting pouring so rather than put on my rain jacket I decided to make a run for it, and of course I tripped and skinned my knee :( Nothing serious, just annoying.
Posted Jul 25, 2007 7:52 pm

AdamusNorth Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2007
Awesome climb up with great views the whole way. Descending Univesity Pass was a pain though. Scrambled up Independence's west face as well. Found a lidless ammo box with a rusted can on top, no notebook though, so I added one and taped it. Hopefully somebody will place a new box...
Posted Jul 21, 2007 3:17 am

Travis_North Face Ascent, East slope descent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2007


Beautiful climb. Always nice to do a loop, so we descended the east slope. HERE is a Google Earth GPS track of our trip with photos.
Posted Jun 26, 2007 7:22 pm

ChuckONorth Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 24, 2007


Nice route. Fun scrambling. A beautiful weather day in the Sierra's. Solo climb just soaking in all the beauty (and breathing hard!). Part of a three peak long weekend (with BearCreekSpire and Laurel).
Posted Jun 18, 2007 3:39 pm

chuddernice peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 21, 2007


May 21, 2007: South slope from Center Basin. Sandy/scree slog up from the outlet of the unnamed lake at the base of University's southern slopes. Took southern slopes up to the SE ridge near peak 3926, then traversed the ridge until reaching the last 150 feet or so of climbing. The whole southern side was melted out pretty good, though there were a couple of small icy patches. Register still missing its top, but everything inside was dry. If there is a Class 1 route up from Center Basin, I didn't find it!

August 24, 2007: Up the north face, down SE slopes to Center Basin.
Posted May 25, 2007 2:46 pm

dshoshonenorth face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2006


Great climb. The register lid is gone and the plastic bag that covers the register has holes in it. If anyone is going up they should take a new register box. The register itself is a large book 11" by 17". Climbed the North Face decended the East Face.
Posted Sep 20, 2006 10:55 pm

boisedocCenter Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2002


Easy scramble from Center Basin on the JMT. I dont care what Secor says, it is certainly not class 1. Great views all around
Posted Sep 11, 2006 5:39 am

derbillyNorth Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2006


7th day of the Sierra Challenge. I decided to do a previous years challenge peak instead of East Vidette. Ascended the north face and descended via University Shoulder and Kearsarge Lakes.
Posted Aug 17, 2006 6:50 pm

Augie MedinaRoute: Southeast Ridge Date Climbed: July 16, 2006  Sucess!

Augie Medina

Climbed the Southeast Ridge from Robinson Lake. The slope up to University Pass was full of soft snow so it was a little tiring. The views from the summit nearly without parallel in the Sierra. 360 degrees of breathtaking vistas.
Posted Jul 18, 2006 12:32 am

gluballsNorth Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2006
Great route. Except for having to hand jam up the 10ft of 'schrund of the last snow field to the summit. That was a little scary. I don't know how other did it this year. Saw no steps in the snow, but the log had climbers claiming a North Face ascent. Oh well! Great summit, great view, and a great time.
Posted Jul 17, 2006 3:47 am

soslawRoute Climbed: North Face Date Climbed: November 5, 2005


Wanting to keep the upper portion of the route 3rd class and thinking that I could traverse the snow to the left of the top of the couloir to gain the ridge, I climbed the rock on the climber's left of the couloir. This turned out to be sustained class 3+ with some class 4. After reaching the snow at the top and to the left of the couloir (13,100) I discovered that this late in the season it was solid alpine ice. The lower portion of the ice was covered with a thin veneer of sugar snow. The ice wrapped around both sides of a peaklet at the top of the couloir. The planned traverse without crampons or axe was out of the question.

7.21.07 Summited with Jim via N. Face route. I do not recommend descending via University Pass and Robinson lake. While shorter in distance the seemingly endless morraine field will take longer. In addition it is easy to lose the trail immediately below Robinson lake.
Posted Nov 7, 2005 11:43 am

tdoughtyRoute Climbed: SE Ridge Date Climbed: January  Sucess!


nice hoarfrost along summit ridge
Posted Oct 17, 2005 5:24 pm

tpdwrRoute Climbed: Northeast ridge Date Climbed: August 7, 1976  Sucess!


From Robinson Lake. Returned via University Pass. Very fun,but a long day.
Posted Sep 27, 2005 7:13 pm

Desert SolitaireRoute Climbed: East Slope Date Climbed: September 3, 2005  Sucess!

Desert Solitaire

A much longer slog than I expected after Robinson Lake, but it became more fun after hitting the notch on the NE ridge. There are two prominent notches, and Secor isn't very descriptive as to which one you should avoid. Shoot for the left notch which deceptively seems to go to the left of the summit. The summit is actually hidden from the view, and once at the notch, it is very obvious. The chute to the notch is a very loose and arduous one w/ plenty of scree. A well deserved dip at Robinson lake after the hike made for a great wind down.
Posted Sep 5, 2005 5:15 pm

uwjennieRoute Climbed: Southeast Ridge Date Climbed: Sept. 3, 2005  Sucess!


Dayhike with Jeff D. and my roommate, Nikol K. It was Nikol's first attempt at an SPS peak and I'm glad that she still likes me after trudging her through the mountains on this pretty good dayhike.

Overall great day with great people. The weather was amazing.
Posted Sep 4, 2005 7:06 pm

breadboxRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: August 13, 2005  Sucess!


Climbed w/ Miguel (forjand?) after sumitting Pinnacles 4-1. Descended North Face.
Posted Aug 16, 2005 7:46 pm

thebeave7Route Climbed: North Face Date Climbed: 08/13/05  Sucess!


Quick half day climb, as an alternative to the Kearsarge Pinnacles on Day 9 of the Sierra Challenge. Stayed to the far left on the face for more solid rock and class 3. Descended the SE ridgeline to University Pass, more fun scrambling.
Posted Aug 15, 2005 11:47 pm

bechttRoute Climbed: North Face Date Climbed: 7 Aug 05  Sucess!


Great day for climbing -- phenomenal view from the top. Bad storm pelting Williamson so we hurried down after summiting at 1100.
Posted Aug 8, 2005 10:33 pm

Steve LarsonRoute Climbed: North Face Date Climbed: July 24, 2005  Sucess!

Steve Larson

Surprisingly easy route, almost no class 3 except at the summit ridge. I was annoyed by how loose it was. On the descent I stepped on a rock that turned, then slide through a pile of slush, and jammed a finger on my right hand real good. Ouch! Beautiful peak, though, and stunning views. The clouds were already building up when I summitted at 9:15 am. By 11:00 the summit was veiled in swirling cloud. Glad I got out fo there when I did!
Posted Jul 24, 2005 8:28 pm

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