Great climb, fun 3, class 4 near the top, solo day hike
Simul climbed NE ridge from Dade Lake
A beautiful day and climb. Sort of busy given that it was a Sunday, but none the less a great time! I'd like to come back and do the NE ridge as well. Did not climb the summit block as we we're in a hurry and there was two other parties waiting to climb it and take some photos - next time I guess!
Soloed; 10 hours car-to-car. Did most of it in stiff, heavy hiking boots (still don't trust my healing foot on the approach / descent talus in approach shoes yet), but put climbing shoes on just above where route joins with N Arete.
Fantastic day - cloudless sky, a bit breezy. Snow not an issue for approach this year. Put new notebook in summit register.
Climbed with Caleb. Did the '5.9' finger crack variation according to Supertopo - felt easier (but still fun) than that. Nice day. Simul-climbed most of the route (except pitches 1, 2, and 5). A moderate day car-to-car.
That summit Block is just amazing. Some of the best views in the sierra. I was truly without words.
Swaped leads with Gibran. We belayed pitches 1, 2 & 5 as per Supertopo and simul/solo the rest. Very fun climb! I spent almost 1/2 hr taking out one of Gibran's #0 TCU's. Somewhat cloudy but no wind at the summit. We stayed up there 40 minutes (~ 13 hrs car-to-car).
Route Climbed: NE Ridge
Date Climbed: July 31, 2005
Climbed with awagher and Mark Ingram. We left from our bivy spot at Dade Lake at 5:16am. Just about an hour later we got to the saddle and the start of the NE Ridge route. We took two 50M ropes and an alpine rack but never used it on the climb. Made the summit at 8:45am. Some puffy white clouds but never threatning. Descended via Ulrichs route and back at our bivy spot by 11:15am. Packed up and headed out. At 1:15pm we're having cold beers at the Mosquito Flat T/H parking lot and later we hit the Upper Crust Pizza joint in Bishop; the pizza was decent there but not great.
Well...my pack undid itself while in the Chimney and all sorts of s*** flew out of it....like my lunch. I didn't like my lunch anyway. I hope the full nalgene didn't hit anyone. I had to "zip-it-up" mid-pitch...
Date Climbed: 10 July 2011
Climbed it again with Laura P. Still a great route!
Date Climbed: 22 Sept 2006
Great day out with Mike, Rob, and Ken. As mentioned by others, a long process with 4 on a line. Alots of good rope management/technique practice was a side benefit. Route truely as good as literature says. Part of a 3 peak weekend (with University & Laurel).
climbed the ridge with my girl - we simul-climbed from the "second tower" to the crest, then climbed one horizontal roped pitch and soloed the last 100 feet. Great fun - cracks were all full of snow from the storm two days before! Also climbed the North Arete in August of 2006
Climbed the beautiful North Arete with my nephew (Marty). He lead all the hard stuff and we quickly passed about 3 other parties. Terrific glissades on the way back down. CTC in about 12 hours. This is 5-Star route
Climbed this with MikeSash, ChuckO, and Ken. This is just a kick in the ass fun climb. Snow kept us to the right in low class 5. With 4 people on one set of doubles it took a while, but as Mike says, at least the views were stellar. Would recomend this climb to anyone.
climbed with Tim from USC. Simul-climbed entire route to summit in 4 hrs. Passed two groups of climbers who awoke very early beating us onto the Arete by climbing some flakes right of the normal route for pitches 1-2 (this ended up being the crux of the climb). totally wasted after the day was over though...
A fun simul climb, had to make a point of keeping it 5th class but 20+ pieces of gear later we were on the top having protected the route and completed it without stopping!
We were very surprised to find the route in full on winter conditions. The route was covered in snow and ice. We made it up about 3 pitches before time ran out as we were going for the car to car.
Climbed via Ulrich's route w/ Bechtt and Mountain Impulse. Weather started off great, started snowing at the top of Cox Col. Starting comming down heavy by the time we reached the summit, quickly summited the summit block and headed back down in heavy snow. Very slippery. Great Trip!