This was my second attempt after an unsuccsessful effort the previous October. On my first attempt I was with 2 friends, we set out before sun up and we tried to scramble directly up the north face of Vagabond Peak from Green Lake. there was 6 in. of new snow and at about 1:00 p.m. we decided to retreat. We desended via the platuea and ridge which leads to the trail back to green lake. I went solo on this second trip and decided to go the somewhat longer but easier traveled route we had descended the previous year. I made good time, I stopped and ate lunch lunch on Vagabond Peak at noon and summited Cloudripper by 1:15. It was a clear day and the view from the top was spectacular! I made it back to my truck at the South Lake trailhead by 5:00 p.m.
backpacked from habegger over coyote ridge. nice summit, would make awesome ski tour. high and north facing, perfect for corn in late spring.
Epic trip to this peak. We got buzzed by a silent glider on the peak. I wish I could of seen his view.