Cardinal Mountain Climber's Log

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Romain - Jul 10, 2019 11:12 am Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2019

County Line  Sucess!

Sixth peak on a 7 day trip between Sawmill and Taboose Passes. This was a bit of an afterthought, just before exiting down the Taboose Pass trail, but worth it. Most of the route is class 1, with a bit of class 2 when one has to cross some chutes. The summit views are fantastic. Trip report.


wmolland - Jul 16, 2018 8:16 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2018

From Taboose Pass  Sucess!

The black rib west of the peak offers a solid and quick route to the summit that isn't loose. And the south chute back down is super fast, but I wouldn't want to go up that way!. Sweet views on top!


jdmorehouse - May 14, 2018 1:21 pm Date Climbed: May 13, 2018

Snow in the ascent chute  Sucess!

A long tongue of snow led up the ascent chute. Not in great shape, but better than the loose rock and debris elsewhere. Lots of snow to the west, clouds came in, lending some drama. Snowed the night before. Great early season climb. Bear tracks in the snow on the way down.


mengbo - Oct 20, 2017 3:37 pm Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2017

day-hike  Sucess!

day hike from Taboose Pass TH. then bagged Goodale Mtn.


BobD3 - Dec 24, 2016 8:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2013

From Taboose Pass  Sucess!

Camped at Taboose Pass. Climbed mostly solid rock to the right of the south chute going up, then descended the chute on the return.


Daria - Aug 23, 2015 4:03 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2015

Dayhike  Sucess!

from Taboose TH, west ridge went on longer than I would have liked, but awesome drop off on other side. GREAT views of Split from summit, bailed off a loose sandy chute on south slopes for quick way down. Felt like a tedious slog to reach summit.


colinr - Apr 18, 2015 5:23 pm Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2015

West Ridge  Sucess!

Dayhike on a warm April day. Went up the West/county line Ridge from near Taboose Pass and down the sloggy south chute. Stellar views!


Deb - Oct 14, 2014 4:47 pm Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2014

West Ridge  Sucess!

Nice solo day hike to get this one done. More loose Class 3 than I expected but I had a good time. Quick descent done a shitty chute - who the hell goes up that way?! Ran down from Taboose Pass; love this trail!


labgloves - Aug 25, 2013 9:42 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2013

Dayhike  Sucess!

Day hike via Taboose Creek. I went up the 'county line' route from Secor and down the south chute.


cab - May 20, 2013 11:07 am Date Climbed: May 18, 2013

Taboose Pass  Sucess!

Great views, but the slog up the south chute was miserable. Lots of loose talus, especially about halfway up, that makes for two steps forward, one step back. Very little snow left that was easily crossed without gear.


boyblue - Jul 17, 2010 4:51 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 1980

From Taboose  Sucess!

Originally planned for Split Mtn via Red Mtn Crk that weekend, but was surprised (back in those days of very little beta) by the locked gates and huge 'no trespassing' signs blocking access.
Plan 'B': Taboose Pass Trail. From Taboose Pass I went up the southwest ridge and down a snow chute on south slope. Surprisingly large amount of snow left up in the high country. Great views of what, for me at the time, was a great unknown area of the High Sierra.


mrchad9 - Jun 13, 2010 7:20 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2008

County Line Route  Sucess!

Up the county line route on the 2nd afternoon of a 5-day trip in the area with my bother. This was his second summit ever, after Goodale in the morning. Came down the scree gully on to the south. We had perfect CA weather each day, bagging Striped, Goodale, Cardinal, Wynne, Pinchot, Arrow, and Pyramid during the trip.

Princess Buttercup

Princess Buttercup - May 16, 2010 8:32 pm Date Climbed: May 15, 2010

East Ridge from Taboose Pass TH, descent to Taboose Pass Trail  Sucess!

Solo on the east ridge, postholing by 0900. Love the slog, be the slog!


bcd - Apr 21, 2010 2:51 pm Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2010

Cardinal  Sucess!

Up and down the north couloir


bighornmonkey - Mar 26, 2010 3:24 pm Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2010

Great ascent gully  Sucess!

Climbed in conjunction with goodale Mtn on the last day of winter...Glissading down from the summit to Tabooze pass made the descent really fun.

kevin trieu

kevin trieu - Mar 22, 2010 4:30 pm Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2010

East Ridge from Taboose TH  Sucess!

climbed on the last day of winter. No one has been on it since last September.


mhengst - Sep 15, 2009 12:22 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2009

Via County Line  Sucess!

Came from camp on Taboose Pass on the final day of a 4 day 4 peak trip. Climbed the county line ridge. There was a short section where you traverse some loose rock but other than that an easy climb. Awesome views from the top. Descended via a scree chute back to the pass.


bechtt - Jun 16, 2008 4:02 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2008

Taboose standard slog  Sucess!

Day 1 of a tough weekend with Taboose Pass and Cardinal Mtn on Day 1 and Arrow Pk and exit on Day 2. Standard approach straight up from the lakes below the pass. Tried to keep it in the Cl 2/3 rocks as the scree was terrible (but ok for descent) Great views and perfect day -- looks like people use the mtn as a ski peak in the winter. Arrow Pk is a long ways away... Pictures

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Sep 12, 2007 5:32 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2007

2007 Sierra Challenge  Sucess!

Somehow, Ryan and I managed to climb halfway up the wrong peak before realizing we weren't on Cardinal. Doh! Recovered from our errant ways, summiting Cardinal and then Goodale for good measure. Trip Report


derbilly - Aug 21, 2007 8:50 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2007

County Line  Sucess!

The county line route is almost entirely class 1 and the hike up to Taboose Pass was easier than expected making for an enjoyable day. Descended the loose chute on the south side. On the way up we spotted a bear heading down to the trailhead for snacks. Excellent views.

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