Black Mountain Climber's Log

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colinr - Jun 1, 2017 1:09 am Date Climbed: May 20, 2017

Ridge Traverse from Olsen to Black and around to Dunderberg  Sucess!

Ridge traverse with Eric Su and Mason.


Deb - May 29, 2017 3:27 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2017

NE Bowl Ski  Sucess!

Skinned/climbed the NE bowl, hit the summit then skied some dreamy corn back down to Red Lake. Good stuff!


hightinerary - Aug 17, 2016 4:21 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2016

Last Stop  Sucess!

I climbed Mt. Olsen first, and then continued along the ridge to climb South Peak and finally Black Mountain.


Fairweather - Oct 18, 2015 11:38 am Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2015

From South Peak  Sucess!

Nice loop from Virgina Lakes. Up South Peak, then West along the ridge and up to Black Mountain. Returned via the NE Ridge.
With Todd.


mjp20k - Oct 28, 2013 8:01 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2008

Black/South/Olsen Traverse  Sucess!

Part of a CA peak-bagging tour.


fedak - Jul 14, 2013 3:01 am Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2013

Olsen/South/Black Traverse  Sucess!

Last peak in a Olsen/South/Black loop
Very easy traverse over from South Peak.
Descended the NE slope to the Cooney Lake outlet.

Pics and commentary are here.


hgrapid - May 29, 2012 12:52 am Date Climbed: May 27, 2012

With Mount Olsen and South Peak  Sucess!

With Mount Olsen and South Peak. Easy hike from South Peak. Descended down a loose scree slope heading back towards the Virginia Lakes trailhead. Made for a very easy descent.


Noondueler - Aug 19, 2011 5:39 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 1999

North slope  Sucess!

From Virginia Lakes

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Aug 29, 2008 8:10 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2008

Traverse from South Peak  Sucess!

An easy, enjoyable day with Mike Larkin traversing from Olsen to Black Mtn. Trip Report

mlarkin2002 - Aug 6, 2008 4:37 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2008

Ridge Traverse  Sucess!

Traversed Olsen->South->Black as a loop with Bob. Good views, better than I was expecting.

A Bit

A Bit - Aug 15, 2007 10:24 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2007

North Face  Sucess!

Did a little class 3 scrambling up after hiking down from Excelsior. From the summit, traversed over to South Peak.

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Jul 20, 2005 11:33 am

Route Climbed: NE Ridge (ascent) / SE Ridge/Red Lake Bowl (descent) Date Climbed: June 12, 2005  Sucess!

This was the final day of ten I spent in the Eastern Sierra... a pretty weak effort, but I was pretty tired by that point, had had enough of the snow, and was ready to head home. Good views of Whorl, Matterhorn, and Conness.


birdhead - Jun 24, 2005 11:09 pm

Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: 06/22/05  Sucess!

Climbed after eating 51 ounces of tacos the night before. No problems with energy. Descended via the steep snow bowl above Red Lake.


RSN473 - Mar 1, 2005 4:38 pm

Route Climbed: NW Slope Date Climbed: May 12, 2002  Sucess!

Traversed from Diamond peak. Snow softened up in the afternoon and the fun subsided.

Joe Hanssen

Joe Hanssen - Sep 8, 2003 2:36 pm

Route Climbed: Southeast Ridge Date Climbed: April '01  Sucess!

April '01

Ski descent. Climbed the bowl above Red Lake, and traversed over on the Southeast Ridge.

April '02

Snowboard descent. Climbed the East face/Northeast Ridge.


bearbnz - Sep 7, 2003 12:19 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2003

Route Climbed: Traverse from South Peak Date Climbed: September 1, 2003  Sucess!

Came up from Bridgeport after work, cruised up South Peak and continued along the ridge to Black Mountain, and descended the Northeast Ridge to arrive back at the car just before dark.

7/14/2011 Same again
8/14/2011 Same again
8/16/2011 Same again, after work


pilz8 - Aug 18, 2003 3:53 pm

Route Climbed: from cooney lake Date Climbed: september 2000  Sucess!

This was a sweet scramble one morning from our camp on cooney lake. The views were awesome we saw the sunrise.

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