Cloudripper Climber's Log

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Climber Dave

Climber Dave - Sep 13, 2007 11:53 am Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2007

North slope from Green Lake  Sucess!

Stopped by on my way home from a week in the sierra, day hiked from Green Lake up the pipeline. Came down the slope off Vagabond straight down to Green Lake, pretty solid but lots of boulder hopping better option if covered with snow.
Even tho the Bishop Pass trailhead lot was full (I had to park in the overflow) I only saw one other group the entire day.
Excellent peak with fantastic views of the Palisades, too bad it's so dry. Will be back for this one again!

mlarkin2002 - Oct 10, 2006 1:53 am Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2005

N. Slopes  Sucess!

Successful climb of Vagabond and Cloudripper, but was horribly sick along the way (AMS).


PellucidWombat - Sep 17, 2006 7:05 pm Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2006

Route Climbed: NW Chutes Descended: NW Ridge of Vagabond Pk  Sucess!

We climbed a chute that put us between Vagabond Pk & Cloudripper. I still climbed Vagabond twice, once when waiting for my friend, and again when we had to surmount it to descend the full NW ridge of Vagabond Pk. Our chute wasn't nearly as bad as it looked - the rock was for the most part stable, so the slog wasn't too bad, and the scrambling at the end was fun.


BCL - Aug 28, 2006 2:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2006

Route Climbed: West Chute Ascent / North Slope Descent  Sucess!

Great weather and views.


thedus - Aug 27, 2006 5:57 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2006

Scree slog from Seventh Lake to East Ridge  Sucess!

Hiked this from Seventh Lake via the East Ridge. The scree slope leading to the ridge is a fine slogfest of the first order. The ridge itself was nice, though, and the views from the top made it all well worth it.


Smith93 - Dec 30, 2005 7:45 pm

Route Climbed: North Slope From Pass Above Green Lake Date Climbed: August 14, 2002  Sucess!

11 members of Boy Scout Troop 93 from Fullerton, California summited at 10:00 am.


derbilly - Sep 19, 2005 5:36 pm

Route Climbed: North Slope from Green Lake Date Climbed: September 3, 2005  Sucess!

Nice views from the summit of peaks mostly unknown to me at the time since this was my first trip to the area.

Desert Solitaire

Desert Solitaire - Sep 5, 2005 4:33 pm

Route Climbed: North Slope From Pass Above Green Lake Date Climbed: August 9, 2005  Sucess!

Rest day from 2005 Sierra Challenge - the route from the col is excellent. Bagged Vagabond pk en route and went through some fun class 2/low 3 on the final NW ridge to the summit. There is a cool "secret" pipeline route from the South Lake TH that is a lot less circuitous and makes for an interesting hike. Great company on a great climb!


uwjennie - Aug 16, 2005 7:41 pm

Route Climbed: North slope from green lake Date Climbed: 8/12/05  Sucess!

Nice day hike.

Matt Worster

Matt Worster - Aug 12, 2005 6:06 pm

Route Climbed: north slope from pass above Green Lakes Date Climbed: 9 August 2005  Sucess!

1/2 day-hike, superb views marred by haze. We descended the north slope directly to Green Lakes, which I didn't care for due to loose talus. I took a spill and then stuck to the boulders where ever possible. The ridge from the pass is solid, firm footing.

gluballs - Jul 11, 2005 2:58 am

Route Climbed: North Slope Date Climbed: July 10, 2005  Sucess!

Great view of the Palisades. Rivals that from Agassiz. While panoramic, it's not as personal. Easy class 3 (couple of moves) to summit.


cloudrippr - Feb 13, 2005 5:47 pm

Route Climbed: E. Ridge via Baker Lakes Date Climbed: May, 1994  Sucess!

Can't remember the exact date but this is where I got my E-Mail name. Only back then, you could only use 8 letters. Thus the funny spelling. I've also done it twice from Green Lake.


madclimber - Dec 2, 2004 3:32 am

Route Climbed: Straight up Date Climbed: 7/31/04  Sucess!

Scrambling required.

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Nov 15, 2004 12:39 am

Route Climbed: North Slope Date Climbed: June 13, 2004  Sucess!

Concerning Bob's summit log entry below, eight hours sounds more like a third of a day to me. :-)

The climb took longer than I expected, but the summit views were outstanding.


josephgdawson - Sep 1, 2004 7:13 pm

Route Climbed: West Chute Ascent / North Slope Descent Date Climbed: August 28, 2004  Sucess!

Jim Browsky must wear a cap.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Jul 2, 2004 1:07 am

Route Climbed: North Slope (ascent) / West Chute (descent) Date Climbed: June, 13, 2004  Sucess!

This was Matthew's idea of a half day scramble. Ha! Took 8hrs, but then again, maybe that is what he considers a half day. Gorgeous weather, fun adventure on the descent. Trip Report


crag - Jan 23, 2004 1:17 pm

Route Climbed: W slope from Chocolate Lake Date Climbed: September 21, 2003  Sucess!

There's a prominent gully above the bench between upper Chocolate and Ruwau. This is class 2-3 talus, pretty solid away from the center of the gully. Fun peak, outstanding views from the summit.

mtnfoto - Jan 20, 2004 1:14 pm

Route Climbed: East ridge from Big Pine Creek Drainage Date Climbed: March 1978  Sucess!

Did winter ascent from 7th Lake with Mary Omberg and a dog that followed us from Glacier Lodge.

Rick Kent

Rick Kent - Oct 13, 2003 6:12 pm

Route Climbed: North Slope Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2003  Sucess!

Wanted to bag this one last year but didn't get around to it. Dayhiked up from around Parchers Resort. There's a fairly good view of the Northern Palisades and the Palisade Glacier. Weather was quite nice during the day. Roundtrip time from Parchers Resort was about 8 hours.


sdsierrahiker - Jun 16, 2003 4:14 pm

Route Climbed: East Ridge via Baker Lakes Date Climbed: 6-7-03  Sucess!

3-4 miles from Baker Lakes, half day, class 2

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