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Kara3-lead pitches then simul climbed  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007


Fantastic day. The climb was everything I've ever heard about. This was my second attempt, the first being several years ago and we took the wrong west gully down off the plateau, that we were about 3-hours late to the base, and with intentions of pitching it all out, I decided to bail.

This time, was better! I lead the first and third pitches, and my partner lead the second, and all the subsequent simul climbing pitches. Was a true climb. So great to see folks soloing it.
Posted Oct 27, 2007 3:00 pm

forjanPart of North Ridge/West Ridge linkup  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007


Soloed with Michelle and Deron. Climbed the west ridge in 1 hour 20 min. Fun times as the Spanish Borat came out!
Posted Sep 17, 2007 1:59 am

fossanalinkup w/ n ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007


Soloed w/ Deron & Miguel. Expected it to be a bit more dicey, but it was fun none the less.
Posted Sep 17, 2007 12:23 am

mybackyardsolo linkup with North Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007


Solo'd with fossana and forjan "animal style" after a fun solo climb on the North Ridge. Passed two roped up parties. Learned a new word; "tourons"
Posted Sep 16, 2007 2:49 pm

CarboWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007


Long and fun route. Amazing viewing down the Southwest face.
Posted Aug 13, 2007 9:36 pm

MichaelJfun but too short  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007


Soloed the ridge in approach shoes at a very leisurely pace in 90 minutes. The 5th class section was enjoyable but much too short for the slogging/climbing ratio. Lost at least an hour by screwing up the approach and spent the better part of an hour kicking back on the summit; 8 hours car to car.
Posted Jul 31, 2007 12:11 am

Shanonice  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2006


Great rock, fantastic exposure, great route. 5hrs from Sawmill to summit via W. Ridge. Screwed up the approach (again) which cost me at least an hour. Still a killer morning out.
Posted Oct 5, 2006 10:35 pm

awagherWhoooHoo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2006


Long day out (14.5 hours). Great climbing ONCE YOU GET TO THE RIDGE! Miguel Forjan lead 3 pitches and we simul soloed the rest (at times 3 abreast). 25 climbers summited via the West Ridge today.
Posted Sep 5, 2006 4:17 pm

MishaWest ridge in true alpine conditions  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006


Great long day in the mountains. Climbed with Pavel while his lovely wife Vendula waited for us on the summit plateau. We started from TPR (Saddlebag Road was still closed) and got on the snow above the meadows. Picked a direct line past Alpine Lake up a couloir to the left of the regular approach. That couloir looked rather easy from below and turned out to be 55+ degrees steep near the top. Not being able to safely negotiate the near-vertical and deteriorating headwall, we exited near the top on some easy 5th mixed terrain (crampons et al). The descent to the base of the route was partially snow covered. We belayed for two first pitches and simul'd the rest. 15 hours ctc; 4 hours on the route.

Misha & Pavel vs. Classic Sierra Climbs - 3:0 :)

This is one of my favorite routes in the Sierra! I realized once again that Peter Croft knows what he's talking about. My 4th time on the summit.
Posted Jul 3, 2006 10:17 pm

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