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MarekBPitched out the first few hundred feet then simul-climbed  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2014


This is an awesome climb, although it was a long day for us doing car to car at Saddlebag Lake. We were also worried about the weather but lucked out. I'd love to do this one again and I'm definitely curious about North Ridge now!
Posted Aug 3, 2014 6:22 pm

badmajickFirst Simul  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2012


Great climb, made it a 2-day trip by bivying at alpine lake so we could beat the crowds.
Posted Jul 22, 2014 3:10 pm

haishanHoneymoon hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2013


Soloed with my beautiful wife a couple days after our wedding, 5th time up the route and 3rd time solo. I swear this is the very best rock climb in the world. We ran into a group of 3 who climbed the nice-looking rib to the left, said they thought it was comparable in grade and quality to the west ridge itself.
Posted Sep 11, 2013 1:19 pm

b_bettsLooong day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2013


Long day with a hike out in the dark... fun rock though!
Posted Jul 9, 2013 5:38 pm

haishanSolo twice  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2012


Soloed W ridge and downclimb N ridge... this route is so good I came back 3 days later with a couple partners and repeated the solo traverse. On our way back down the N Ridge we were buzzed by a glider... cool!
Posted Mar 13, 2013 2:51 pm

Vitaliy M.Great link up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2011

Vitaliy M.

linked up NW ridge of North peak, North ridge of Conness and West ridge of Conness in a day.
Posted Sep 20, 2011 5:55 pm

rhyangStellar !!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2010


Car to car solo from Saddlebag Lake on a flawless summer day.

There was still snow in places between Alpine Lake and the summit plateau, and it was firm enough in the morning that I did not regret bringing an ice axe (left it on the summit plateau and picked it up on my way down).

Amazing exposure ! As usual, the register needs a new notebook (forgot to bring one this time).
Posted Jul 23, 2010 9:38 am

SKISuch a classic  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2009


Posted Dec 26, 2009 12:47 pm

haishana classic  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2000


Long approach... first time dropped into the W face higher up to race daylight, next time ('04?) stayed directly on the ridge all the way. Awesome exposure over SW face.
Posted Sep 27, 2009 6:51 pm

RomainWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2009


West Ridge of Conness, with René Renteria, from Young Lakes. We pitched the first 4 pitches and simulclimbed the rest. There are some fantastic knife-edge portions on this climb that make it a true classic. Timing: left camp at 6 am, started climbing at 8:10 am, reached the summit at 1:01 pm, back in camp at 3:45 pm, back in Tuolumne Meadows at 8:00 pm.
Posted Sep 23, 2009 12:37 pm

granjeroExcellente!  Sucess!


Oh yeah.
Posted Sep 9, 2009 9:31 pm

Shirley Lamyeah!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2009

Shirley Lam

My first weekend of alpine lead climbing! Car-to-car in a day after leading Cathedral the day before. Solid rock, nice exposure, good company...aaah, I'm happy :)
Posted Sep 1, 2009 3:26 am

bighornmonkeyAwesome route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2009


Solid rock, great exposure. We belayed the first 3 pitches then simul-climbed the rest of the way. Had a great time. Car2car in a day with Tom and Jason C.
Posted Aug 31, 2009 3:24 pm

bearbnzWest Ridge in true summer conditions!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009


Linked this up with the North Ridge and the NW Ridge of North Peak.
August 9, 2006
First time up the West Ridge with D-Mac
Posted Aug 22, 2009 1:53 am

poorboy44Fun!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2008


Consolation prize as another team was on the Harding Route when we arrived. We ran up this, stashed our gear and returned the next day to bag the Harding Route.

Posted Sep 29, 2008 2:23 pm

dervinRoped up every pitch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2008


I got lost in the dark, wore to many cloths, roped up on every pitch, and had a grand time.
Posted Sep 22, 2008 10:47 pm

SamanthaWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2008


I love every route on this mountain, especially the west ridge, which presents a challenging, remote, and beautiful approach. Thank you Eddie for leading the way. The summit register needs a new book if you are headed up there. :)
Posted Sep 9, 2008 7:26 pm

dubhunter3 Route Solo Linkup  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2008


Soloed with Miguel. Finished in 1 hr 29 min. Last route of our North Peak NW Ridge -> Conness N Ridge -> Conness W Ridge linkup (all 3 routes in just under 11 hrs car-to-car). First Sierra climbing day!
Posted Aug 20, 2008 2:36 pm

forjan3 route linkup  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2008


Soloed w/ Will. This time did the route in 75 minutes. Part of our North Peak NW Ridge --> Conness N Ridge --> Conness W Ridge linkup (all 3 routes in just under 11 hrs car-to-car).
Posted Aug 18, 2008 5:44 pm

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

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