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Dieselthre is more than one Y  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2016


The going is easy enough until hitting the Y. I made a right because I'm still to find a TR from anyone that made a left. Turning right at the Y there is a serious class 3 to be climbed over. I think, given the lack of hold, that is more than class 3, but what do I know? With difficulty I got over it and further up I got to another Y: one with snow (to the right) and one without (to the left.) For some reason I got to the right and ended up climbing the South Summit on a steep class 4. Unbelievably, a voice in my head repeated what I must have read about this ascent: the summit is the one to the North. So I made my way there, realizing how easier would have been to keep that slight left direction, rather than getting on solid frozen snow in the chute.
Posted Jul 28, 2016 12:11 pm

hiker102So close
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2015


Seem to have made the same mistake many others have by turning left at the fork in the west chute. Ran out of time with rain clouds closing in, so didn't try to route find up the next chute over. Was about 500 feet below the top. I wrote a trip report about it if anyone wants more details:

Posted Aug 19, 2015 1:32 pm

spacemonkeyWest Chute  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2013


Kept going left and got into some 4th class maybe easy 5th class terrain. Chossy with lots of loose stuff. I definitely would not want to be behind another party this way up. The slab area looked harder than 3rd class w potential for a long slide, maybe it would have been mellow, but didn't try it.
Posted Aug 16, 2013 9:55 pm

idpeakgirlWest Chute
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2012


There are two west chutes. Take the right one, as we did. What we did not know was at the point the chute splits, take the right hand one; we mistakenly took the left and ended up pulling a class 5 move to gain a point with a view of the summit ridgeline that told us we had chosen the wrong way. Late in the day and had to turn around. Lots of loose boulders call for careful foot and hand placement.
Posted Sep 23, 2012 10:32 pm

billfolkFun Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2012
Nice route, popped out the top of the gully about 20 feet from the summit.
Posted Aug 26, 2012 4:16 pm

fossanaquick jaunt  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2011


lazy alpine day
Posted Jul 13, 2011 1:47 am

Vertigo soulfun route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2010

Vertigo soul

Good climb and many 4th and 5th class options. Amazing views...although smoke from a nearby fire made it hazy. Descended to Green/Brown lakes and hit up Vagabond on the way.
Posted Sep 18, 2010 12:27 pm

BlairGreat Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2010


Climbed w Deb, we hit Vagabond as well on the way out. Fun route!
Posted Aug 9, 2010 8:11 pm

DebAwesome!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2010


Perfect weather for climbing this long chute. Blair and I took in as much Class 4 and 5 as we could to keep the adrenaline up. Altitude was kickin' my ass though. Hit up Vagabond and descended to Green Lake for a mosquito slog to TH. Great day!
Posted Aug 7, 2010 2:47 pm

haishanhere's another...   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2001


A fine hike from Bishop Pass trail, amorphous and interesting route. I remember nice views of the Palisades.
Posted Apr 1, 2010 8:25 pm

fossanaam i the only one that signs this log?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2009


w/ Jascha. Substitute for the N Buttress of Goode. Not much choice with the threatening dark clouds. Better than sitting at home.
Posted Aug 22, 2009 10:35 pm

fossanaw chute variation  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2004


Lazy/rainy day with Matt & Tom. Walked/ran the aqueduct back to the TH.
Posted Jun 18, 2008 4:45 pm

fossanainspired enough to make a route page  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2008


Repeat of the W Chute of Cloudripper with Jascha, partly in the dark. Contoured cross country past Brown Lake and picked up the aqueduct for a ways.
Posted Jun 16, 2008 6:20 pm

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