Took Sid Davis trail to Tamarack Camp, then up a drainage. Got slightly off route below the chockstone. Above the chockstone was a class 4 move to straddle the block for last 6'. Could not figure out a safe way to make the move so stretched my arm to get my hand above the summit. Did Harvard on the way back.
With San Jacinto Peak, Jean Peak, Miller Peak & 9400.
Took the Sid Davis XC both up and down. Swung too far to the north and end up postholing through fresh snow on the ridgeline.
I think Falstaff came out with their Bi Centennial Beer
Climbed from Marquis Villas in downtown Palm Springs. Exciting summit block plus couple of sub peaks(Yale and Harvard)along the ridgeline heading west.
Very quick and easy scramble from our camp at Tamarack Valley.
Little tough finding the correct route but fun climbing when got there. Scary to stand on peak when the wind gusts.
Fun scrambling up to the summit block. My first experience with 4th class rock and it wasn't too bad. With Miller, San J, Folly, Drury, Jean, and Marion.
Loop from the tram including Cornell, Miller, SJ, Folly, Drury, Jean, & Marion. Fun summit block!
Bryan and I climbed 6 peaks even though there was a foot of fresh powder. Cornell was the first followed by Miller, San Jacinto, Folly, Newton Drury, and Jean. The summit rocks were icy. I scrambled up as high as I could safely. I stood up and my head was two feet lower than the highest rock. I'm still counting it.
Video by Bryan:
Fun short climb!
Fun hike to the top, some good scrambling on the summit
I took the tram in the late eighties, it was a lot cheaper then, but it did not rotate. I hiked and scrambled up Cornell, what a cool peak, then hiked up to San Jack and returned to the tram. A fun day for some awesome peaks with the help of the tram.
Friends walked to the saddle to the NW of the peak, I hit the top.
Climbed it coming from Yale peak, and then Harvard. A fun climb, and great views from the summit! The next time I went up there, the ranger told us that you "should have ropes for that". Hmmm. I survived!
Hmmm, interesting. I dont know anyone who used roped techniques for that thing. Rangers...they mean well guys...they really do ;)
On saw on the Mt. San Jacinto Message Board that someone set up something by throwing some webbing around the little horn and then easing out. Still wouldn't have done much but at least the fall would be less.
Fun climb/scrabble up the side of the peak. The last 20ft or so was a little nerve racking but all hold felt good and strong and easily supported my 280lb frame. The East side of the peak had 20ft visibility and the west side had 20 miles. Very cool cloud barrier.
that was fun! climbed up from west side
Took a run up this after getting to camp in Tamarack with the family and friends. Scrambled up with Melody Wong (look in your old Stoney Point guidebook). It took a couple of tries before I found the way up the slightly overhung west side of the summit block. It's only about 5.6, but geez, what a landing! Much easier down the south ridge.