2.5hrs to summit. Crux was between 10800' and 11400' - some slightly exposed 3rd class on loose rock.
Splitboard descent of SE gully from E summit. Good snow and good turns all the way to the truck!
Skied the steep gully directly above VA Lakes trailhead... bullet proof on top and softening to perfect corn near the bottom. Ran a 2nd lap up the VA Lakes bowl to the west.
Warm-up mountain for Sierra Challenge 2010.
Nice ski descent. Winter conditions in May.
2:25 RT. Bagged Dry Creek Knoll earlier that morning.
Up the ridge from Moat Lake, down one or two gullies over further east. Super views.
corn farming at its finest! tele'd the east ridge and southeast summit
When I got to the east summit, I found huge dark clouds building over the main Sierra crest. I literally ran to the top of the main west peak scawled my name in the register, took a couple of pictures and ran back. It snowed only briefly as I descended the long chute to the southeast. Guess I could've spent more time on top. It snowed hard on Tioga on the way home and I was lucky not to have to put on the chains.
Fantastic ski off summit to North Couloir. Long slog to Green Creek Couloir.
Ladies only ski, perfect weather/corn
The big SE Bowl on the eastern peak (the lower one) is an awesome ride.
Up the east face and down the north couloir to Green Creek. The snow is melting quickly!
Film jammed up, slogging up the scree castle of my dreams. Got some good shots of Dunders fine views, out-weighing the climb. Down the south slope of funless tediousness rubble.
Nice to have a clear smokeless sky after all the California wildfires this year. The views were great.
No snow, nothing but loose scree. A large boulder rocked and rolled across one of my friends knee, so we turned back for some other peaks. Will try again in the winter.
Warm-up hike for the 2007 Sierra Challenge. Traversed the ridge from Excelsior and got chased off the summit by thunderstorms.
Decent scramble. Solid. Straight up ridge from TH. 1:15 up.
The whole south face was melted out. A combination of late start, not enough time, and no snow made us turn around at 10 am. The climb was a slog up talus and scree. We wanted to stick to the ridge but the rock was loose so the hand holds were really sketchy. I will try this mountain again but only if there is snow.
Tried to avoid the loose stuff on the slopes by sticking to the ridge. However, seemed like some of the 3rd class rock wasn't real solid.
Summit was windy, but the views were great.