Climbed with a team of four from SMC. Hiked in from Twin lakes and setup a basecamp near a small unnamed lake on the south east side of the peak. We climbed directly up the north face to gain the ridge at the notch then scrambled the rest of the way to the summit. Clear sunny day. Beautiful view from the top.
Sierra Mountaineering Club team of four ascended the north face directly from the lake to the point on the arete near the gigantic and impressive notch, then scrambled to the top. About 400 feet of mid-fifth class climbing, but mostly 3rd and 4th class. Fun face and spectacular setting.
We hiked in from the Buckeye trail, crossing the stream several times. The trail was lost from time to time because of the numerous cow paths. Despite the note on the Summitpost page about this peak, don't drink the water until you're away from the meadows and well off the trail. We called this route the House of Pies for obvious reasons. We left the trail at a saddle and climbed to higher ground and went up the sandy slope of Hawksbeak before descending to the Rainbow Canyon lakes. Nice spot, but the mosquitoes were ravenous. The next day we climbed Tower Peak and traversed along the ridge connecting to Ehrenbeck. Climbing Ehrenbeck from this side is not trivial, btw. Be forewarned.
Nothing so grand as the previous entries, just out for the day. Trip Report.
The first peak out of a three day, three peak haul from Sonora Rd to Hetch Hetchy. PS- bearbnz-huge fan of yours.......Nice shots, always
This was part of a 10-day backpacking trip. Ascended with MarkZ from our campsite at a little tarn between Hawksbeak and Center Mtn.
Climbed with Barry Beck on a crazy long day involving ~35mi and ~11,000' gain. See the trip report here for more info.
No register! Nice summit, though.
Climbed this peak on a dayhike from Twin Lakes with ScottyS. First up Center Mountain, then to Hawksbeak, then to Ehrnbeck, and finally to Tower Peak and back via Kirkwood Pass and Buckeye Canyon. For details, see Scotty's excellent trip report.