Cloudripper Climber's Log

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trexkerry - Aug 23, 2014 12:18 am Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2014

From Green Lakes  Sucess!

Took a long route from the north shore of South Lake (longer in distance and adds elevation gain on return) then took the trail all the way above Green Lakes - One way distance was 7.5 miles and 5 hours via this route. Bagged Vagabond on the way over, amazing views from summit! Trip report is HERE.

Fins129 - Aug 18, 2014 11:10 am Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2014

East Ridge  Sucess!

Camped at Seventh Lake and climbed the East Ridge. With Mike. Perfect day.

Brian Frederick

Brian Frederick - Jul 14, 2014 4:15 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2014

Via Green lake  Sucess!

Vagabond and Cloudripper via ridge from pass above Green lake. Made it a loop by dropping down East ridge and then down to Thunder and Lightning Lake. Great views and great day but I wouldn't recommend the descent route we took.


Hohniker - Sep 25, 2013 6:41 pm

From Green Lake via Vagabond

Long route from Green Lake. Didn't stand on the summit block though so I can't claim a summit.

haha1 - Sep 17, 2013 11:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2011

Butt Whipper  Sucess!

Long hike from Green Lake. Beautiful area. Great views from the top.


tbaranski - Aug 31, 2013 12:51 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2013

A fine climb  Sucess!

Had an outstanding time going up the west chute. Took a right at the Y because the left side had some annoying-looking loose scree to deal with. Got to the ridge about 100 feet south of the summit and scrambled from there. The descent to green lake was boulder-hopping hell.


labgloves - Aug 5, 2013 6:11 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2013

From the Green Lake Trail  Sucess!

It was a beautiful day in the mountains around Bishop. Smoke from various fires had blown north to Mammoth.


idpeakgirl - Sep 23, 2012 10:36 pm Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2012

West Chute

There are two west chutes. Take the right one, as we did. What we did not know was at the point the chute splits, take the right hand one; we mistakenly took the left and ended up pulling a class 5 move to gain a point with a view of the summit ridgeline that told us we had chosen the wrong way. Late in the day and had to turn around. Lots of loose boulders call for careful foot and hand placement.


cafzal - Sep 23, 2012 9:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2012

West Chute/Green Lake loop  Sucess!

What a wild dayhike! After a late start at the South Lake trailhead, I hiked up to Chocolate Lakes and scrambled up a class 3 route with some class 4 toward the end. I arrived at the summit in time for sunset, which was fantastic. However, this meant I had to scramble over Vagabond and back down to Green Lake and complete the loop in the dark, with a headlamp sporting severely diminished luminescent capacities. I kept on trekking, a full 12 hours without stopping for food, etc. Got back to my car at 2AM and drove back to Bishop feeling damn accomplished.


cab - Sep 17, 2012 10:22 am Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2012

Via Green Lake  Sucess!

Nice hike starting at South Lake, then following the trail to the pass above Green Lake. Tagged Vagabond on the way.

Dave S

Dave S - Aug 8, 2012 3:03 am Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2012

East Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed the East Ridge with Amy. Made the 23 mile 4x4 approach up Coyote Road, and had a beautiful day in the mountains. The pen with the summit register ran out of ink (or decided to be stubborn), so bring a pen if you're heading up there!


LincolnB - Jun 21, 2012 9:25 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2012

South Lake/Green lake route  Sucess!

Climbed with brother Jon. The last 100 feet or so have been described as easy class three -- The ridge narrows to a catwalk with open space on either side and jumbled boulders that you have to scramble over, but it's easy and there's no real exposure. Thankfully. The worst part was climbing up & down the loose boulder field above Green lake.


TheNobleSunfish - Sep 18, 2011 9:26 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2011

West Chute  Sucess!

Took the West chute to the summit - mostly class 2 with a few short class 3 sections. Lots of loose rock, though - so much that we opted to go over Vagabond and descend the talus field to Green Lake instead of downclimbing the route.


orandall - Sep 5, 2011 5:27 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2011

West Chute - Secor  Sucess!

Took the main chute with right branch at the "Y" in the middle, per Secor. Lots of friction slab work in the upper chute with the final slab to exit onto the ridge seeming more like class 4, though very do-able. Descent via Green Lake; talus was pretty terrible.


mrchad9 - Jul 5, 2011 4:42 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2011

South Lake  Sucess!

Nice dayhike from South Lake as a warmup for the weekend. Superb views.


oliverkalt - Jul 1, 2011 9:40 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2011

From 4th Lake  Sucess!

Many flowers on the ridge above the saddle. The scree field to the saddle was surprisingly easy. There is the stable side for hiking up and there is the loose side for sliding down. Great peak.


TheNobleSunfish - Dec 13, 2010 4:03 am Date Climbed: Dec 11, 2010

East Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed w/ Pratyush!


pratyush - Dec 13, 2010 12:03 am Date Climbed: Dec 11, 2010

Easy winter conditions ascent  Sucess!

We climbed the East Ridge from Seventh lake, after camping overnight at Black Lake. The climb up to the col before the East Ridge was a slog. The summit scramble was very short but fun.

onramp36 - Oct 5, 2010 2:35 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2010

From 4th Lake   Sucess!

Scrambled talus from 7th lake. Enjoyed the final ridge.

Ridgeard - Oct 2, 2010 5:55 pm Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2010

west chute  Sucess!

Eva and I climbed a chute from Green Lake putting us at the west end ridge of Vagabond Peak. It was 35 mintues to Cloudripper from there.

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