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RSN473Route Climbed: SE face Date Climbed: October 1999  Sucess!

RSN473

Climbed with my buddy Myron - fun route! Especially liked the "secret stairway" thru chockstone. Saw golden Eagle soaring on ridge during ascent
Posted Mar 11, 2004 10:30 am

RobtRoute Climbed: Chockstone Rte. Date Climbed: Oct. 11, 2003  Sucess!

Robt

Skip the trip reports; the best part of this peak is the quirky route and working through it "on sight".
Posted Nov 5, 2003 4:45 pm

steelemanRoute Climbed: SE Face Date Climbed: August 1, 2003  Sucess!

steeleman

My 2d attempt, this time successful



trip report here
Posted Oct 25, 2003 4:21 pm

Matthew HollimanRoute Climbed: SE Face Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2003  Sucess!

Matthew Holliman

Wow, what a fantastic peak! Perhaps my favourite mountain to date... this was like a breath of fresh air after a Stanton-Virginia slog the day before.
Posted Sep 2, 2003 1:37 am

MishaRoute Climbed: SE Face Date Climbed: August 31, 2003

Misha

Another peak, another epic.

Etsuko (my girlfriend), Matthew and I started this as a day-hike from the Twin Lakes parking lot at 6am. Weather forecasters predicted mostly sunny day with 20% precipitation. In my opinion, these people should be "shot" :). Approximately half way up, clouds rolled in and it started raining. At this point, Etsuko decided that getting soaked and cold (we only brought very light clothes with us) is not worth it for her and she turned back while Matthew and I (with the trash bag over me for the water protection) pressed on hoping for the best. As we got to the Horse Creek pass, weather seemed to hold and improved for the better. Hopeful, we continued to traverse around the peak in order to get into the chutes. I was relieved to finally start climbing after the long approach. Chute #1 was quite loose and not very fun. As we were reaching its top, it started raining again. This time rain was short and we resumed into the chute #2. This is where the real fun begins! We quickly made our way to the chute #3 on excellent rock, found the 'easy sandy traverse' (per Bob Burd) and squeezed ourselves under the infamous chokestone. As we gained the summit ridge, weather turned really bad again. We waited for a half an hour under the hailstorm and thunder in the narrow chimney ~100 feet below the summit. Fortunately weather gave us a chance and cleared out for 15 minutes, just enough for us to tag the summit and run back down. After getting hailed/rained on (again) near the Horse Creek pass on the way down, we safely made it back to the car at 7:30pm, with the last light.



FUN!

Posted Sep 2, 2003 12:16 am

Joe HanssenRoute Climbed: SE Face Date Climbed: August 17 '02  Sucess!

Joe Hanssen

This was a more impressive peak then I originally thought it would be. The route (SE chute #2 - class 3) and summit were very fun. Climbing through the chockstone was a blast.

2002 Sierra Mountaineers Challenge
Posted Aug 27, 2002 6:57 pm

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: SE Face Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2002  Sucess!

Bob Burd

Day 1 of the 2002 Mountaineers Challenge. Dayhiking from Twin Lakes, 5 of us made it to the summit under beatiful weather (though the views were a bit smokey) in a little over 6hrs. Exciting class 3 climbing up chute #2 since we didn't traverse far enough to reach the class 2 chute #1. Trip Report.
Posted Aug 20, 2002 6:12 pm

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